The Tomato Stall

Description

Tomatoes have been growing in the rich and fertile Arreton Valley for over 30 years. The Island’s unique maritime climate and our southern location on the Isle of Wight boasts some of the best sunshine levels in the UK, helping us grow some of Britain's tastiest tomatoes.

Our entire growing system is completely biodegradable, from the coconut husk that our plants are grown in, to the string that supports the plants. We compost all of our plant waste and use the resulting compost to enrich the soil of our organic crops the following year. Having our own composting facility also gives us the opportunity to fine-tune the nutrient requirements for specific organic crops. This has helped to reduce fertiliser inputs, improve soil fertility and structure which results in more delicious tomatoes.

We use natural predators to control pests, and the pollination of all our plants is done by a team of bumblebees that are native to the UK. We also carry the LEAF mark which works with farms to ensure that food is grown sustainably with care for the environment.

We grow a wide range of tomatoes both organically and conventionally, with up to 200 varieties of tomato grown and trialed each year. The search is always on for the next best tomato, and each variety is rigorously taste-tested to ensure the best possible flavour.