Our story began in 1976, when Peter Barfoot, a fifth-generation farmer, started growing a single crop in the unique micro-climate of the Hampshire Basin.
Today, Barfoots looks very different. We are still a family-owned business, but now we grow, process and pack a range of semi-exotic vegetables at farms and facilities around the world.
We’ve pioneered the supply of many semi-exotic vegetables to the UK. We continue to strive to deliver new and exciting ways for consumers to enjoy vegetables, that’s produced as sustainably as possible.
Combining traditional farming techniques with innovative modern practices, we ensure unrivalled quality and freshness. We do this the world over, following the sun for a 365 supply of premium produce that’s primarily transported by sea and road to minimise carbon.
Our philosophy has not changed since our first farm…look after the land as if you want to farm forever. Today, as a global business, we’re as dedicated as ever to nurturing the land and the local communities of which we are a part.
We’ve pioneered sustainable farming methods for decades, and have been carbon neutral within our state-of-the-art UK manufacturing operation since 2010.
We process thousands of tonnes of produce in state of the art packaging facilities every year, supported by optimised logistics.
From whole produce to bespoke convenient prepared vegetables, we provide quality innovative fresh produce solutions from field to fork.
Our global family of innovative growers gives us the ability to grow our crops and deliver our produce throughout the year.
Farming thousands of acres in the UK, Europe, Africa and Latin America, we grow our crops in the best conditions to ensure that we supply fresh produce of the highest quality all year round, as sustainably as possible.
When we talk about cultivating excellence, we’re not just referring to produce, we’re also talking about people. The broad range of skills, expertise, experience and drive is what makes Barfoots a success. We provide a supportive and diverse environment in which people can develop their skills and capabilities to become leaders and pioneers.