LEAF Marque Certified

02 Jun 2020

Here on the Leckford Estate, we are committed to producing the very best quality food, whilst working in harmony with our beautiful natural environment.

We aim to farm the estate in a sustainable way, 'The Waitrose Way', and to play a positive role in the local community, supporting a vibrant and successful local economy.

Leckford Estate is LEAF Marque Certified; independent evidence that we are indeed farming to a higher environmental standard. We aim to be responsible landowners, not just conserving our natural resource but enhancing it for future generations. We are also proud to be a LEAF Demonstration Farm, so we are always happy to share with all our approach to a truly Integrated Farm Management (IFM) system.

Home Grown 

Looking at ways to be more responsible at home? Why not grow your own produce? Have a chat with a member of our experienced Nursery team to see what options best suit your lifestyle, whether this is some deliciously fragrant herbs on the windowsill or vegetables in the garden. Lots of exciting produce can be simply grown at home.

Talk to one of our expert Nursery team members who will be able to discuss soils, containers, which herbs grow best indoors and which vegetables require minimum maintenance, helping you decide what works for your lifestyle and space. Introducing your own home-grown produce at mealtimes is also a great way to get the family excited and to learn where their food comes from along with cutting down on plastic and food waste.

There’s more…

Along with our LEAF Marque certification we also have our own locally produced vegan wines. That includes our stunning award-winning English sparkling wine – our very own Leckford Estate Brut which is available to purchase at the Longstock Park Farm Shop as well as in 57 Waitrose & Partners stores.

Visit the Longstock Park Farm Shop and Café to enjoy the incredible views whilst sampling the delicious seasonal menu. The Estate’s farm shop offers a wide selection of Leckford grown produce, including Leckford Estate Cox Cider, Leckford Estate Apple Juice, and our Cold-pressed rapeseed oil (grown, harvested, processed and bottled on the farm) from our Café’s seasonal menu. Find out more information, including our opening hours.

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