Delivery & Payment Questions

Why Buy Organic?

Organic produce is from a NATURAL and SUSTAINABLE system of agriculture which avoids the use of pesticides and prohibits synthetic fertilizers and GM ingredients.

1.  No Pesticides.
Over 329 chemical pesticides can be routinely used in non-organic farming. Pesticides are often present in non-organic food.

2. No Nasty Additives.
Hydrogenated fats and controversial additives including aspartame, tartrazine, MSG are BANNED under organic standards. (google them, they're not good!)

3. Protecting wildlife.
Organic farms are havens for wildlife and provide homes for bees, birds and butterflies. In fact, the UK Government’s own advisors found that plant, insect and bird life is up to 50% GREATER on organic farms.

4. GM-free.
Genetically modified (GM) crops and ingredients are BANNED under organic standards.

Is everything you sell Organically Grown?

Yes, all our home-grown produce is certified organic by the Soil Association (GB5).  What we don't grow ourselves, we source from other local organic growers whenever possible. For things that simply don't grow here or are in very limited supply, then we will buy imported produce, provided it is certified organic in accordance with internationally agreed standards for organic production.

Why Shop Local?

It helps cut Food Miles.

Eating locally-produced food helps to cut food miles – the distance that food travels from its source to your plate. This means a reduction in the need for road and air transport, with all its associated pollution and CO2 emissions which contribute to global warming.

It can help cut packaging.

Buying direct from a grower, or ordering veg through a box scheme, can help to cut wasteful packaging and all its associated transport costs.

It’s healthier!
Because local food has not had to travel far to reach you, it is likely to be fresher and healthier – nutrient levels start to fall as soon as fruit and veg are harvested.

It’s good for the community.
Buying direct from a producer helps to maintain links between people in urban and rural areas. It allows producers to take a bigger share of the price that you pay, compared to when you shop in a national supermarket chain.

It’s good for the local economy.
If you buy local food direct from a local producer, or through an independent local shop, then you are helping to keep money circulating in the local economy. You are also helping to preserve all the local facilities needed by these small businesses – such as post offices and local branches of banks. Supermarkets DO NOT need these local services, and most of the money spent in them quickly leaves the local area.

It can save you money.
According to Sustain, Fruit and vegetables are around 30% more expensive in supermarkets than in Farm Shops.

What are your Opening Times?

We open 6 days a week, Tuesday to Sunday (closed Mondays).

Tuesday to Saturday we open 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Sundays we open 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Thanks for your interest.

Is There Car Parking at MO?

We are first and foremost a working farm with all the associated comings and goings of tractors, machines and deliveries etc. If you choose to park in our yard, please understand you do so at your own risk. Ours is not a managed carpark like bigger stores have.