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About us

Ceredigion Salads is a small scale market garden located in the village of Llangwyryfon, ten miles from Aberystwyth and thirteen miles from Lampeter.

 

We are focused on growing the finest quality salad crops and microgreens, with something to offer you throughout the year.

 

Operating on a small scale allows us to harvest right at the last minute for individual orders, to ensure that you receive your produce in its freshest possible condition.

 

Our land is in its second year of organic conversion guided by the Soil Association.  In May 2021 all of our produce will be certified organic.

Find us at one of the local farmers’ markets or drop us an email if you would like to find out more about our range and how we can provide you with great quality salads, microgreens and seasonal produce.

Ceredigion Salads

In Conversion

Licence number: AB28336

Respecting Nature

41% of Britain’s wildlife species have declined since 1970 and more than one in ten are currently facing extinction.

 

Over 40% of insect species are declining and a third are endangered.

Three quarters of food crops depend on pollinators and without them we wouldn’t have potatoes, strawberries, tomatoes, coffee, chocolate or cotton, to name just a few.

 

Intensive farming practices have been identified as the primary drivers of these declines. 

 

Organic farms are havens for wildlife and provide homes for bees, birds and butterflies. On average, plant, insect and bird life is 50% more abundant on organic farms¹

Half of all the topsoil on the planet has been lost in the last 150 years.

Organic farming nourishes plants by building healthy soil.  Natural, sustainable soil fertility is encouraged through composting and crop rotation with legumes to provide nitrogen, rather than energy hungry synthetic fertilisers¹.

 

We are working with nature to produce healthy soils and ecosystems which work in harmony to grow nutritional produce, free from artificial pesticides and herbicides.

Packaging matters

Nearly every piece of plastic begins as a fossil fuel, and greenhouse gases are emitted at each stage of the plastic lifecycle.  From extraction to refining and disposing of plastic waste, single use plastics threaten our ability to meet global climate targets².  An estimated 8 million tonnes of single use plastic is added to the ocean each year³.  This slowly breaks down into microplastics which when ingested by phytoplankton, can reduce their ability to fix carbon through photosynthesis ² further negatively impacting climate change.

 

We use compostable packaging for our salad leaves and cut microgreens.  Our seed trays and 9cm plant pots are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be reused, recycled or returned to us for a discount on your next order.