Capel St Andrew Farms
Capel St Andrew Farms, is situated on the stunning Butley Creek. The Greenwell family has been farming in Suffolk for 3 generations, since the 1930’s.
Capel St Andrew Farms grow 3,000 acres of vegetable and arable crops including potatoes, carrots and onions. The farm also has an outdoor pig unit of 500 sows, which provide a valuable source of manure, reducing the need for fertilisers.
Capel St Andrew Farms, in partnership with the RSPB, are proud to help maintain a vibrant habitat in the Butley Creek salt marshes and reed beds for overwintering and breeding birds, where Bitterns, Avocets, Marsh Harriers and occasionally a White-tailed Sea Eagle can be seen.
Nearly 40% of the farm is not cropped. This area is made up of woodland, grassland, saltings and reed beds. This makes for a varied landscape, rich in many habitats for plants and wildlife, including numerous SSSI’s, which Capel St Andrew Farms help to preserve and maintain for future generations.
Capel St Andrew Farms includes within its land base an Anglo-Saxon settlement and burial site. The site has been subject to extensive archaeological surveying with many artefacts on display in the Ipswich and British Museums.
Occasionally the farms rent land to other producers who grow crops outside of Their STaNdard cropping windows.
Above is a picture of salads grown on Capel St Andrews for the processing industry. These salads are grown in Suffolk with the intention of harvesting them late into the Autumn when traditional inland production areas are more at risk of frosts than our coastal location.