Our UK operations are at the heart of our global business. We grow, pack and process thousands of tonnes of semi-exotic produce every year at our farms and facilities.

Our farms

We began with four employees, 21 acres and a single crop on the south coast of England. Now we farm over 7,000 acres, employing over 1,000 people.

A business based on a family farm in Botley in 1976 has grown to incorporate the cultivation of 30 crops across a large number of farms in Hampshire and West Sussex.

  • Abshot Farm Since 1986
  • Sefter Farm Since 1992
  • Isle of Wight Farm Since 1993
  • Trotton Farm Since 2007
  • Broadlands Farm Since 2009

Growing in the UK

Photograph of a tractor on the UK Barfoots farm

We take great care over what we farm where. We only farm crops in the UK that are suited to the local soil and weather conditions.

The warm soil and mild climate in southern England allow us early and late seasons of some crops, while the high levels of light are ideal for growing certain premium produce.

BBC Harvest

BBC Two series Harvest visits Barfoots and talks to pioneering farmer, and our chairman, Peter Barfoot

Produce we grow in the UK

UK Farming

Supplying quality produce throughout the year requires a commitment to ensuring the best possible conditions for growing crops.

We work hard to make sure that we achieve this goal and we are constantly innovating to ensure that this drive never slows.

We are working with drone, new vision camera and aerial-mapping technology, as well as laser weeding and bio spectroscopy crop and pesticide distribution analysis.

From field to fork

We have two packaging sites in the UK. Both are situated in West Sussex and house state-of-the-art processing and packaging machinery.

Sefter is the larger site (100,000 sq. ft.) and is dedicated to the preparation of premium produce. Our other quality products are prepared at our Leythorne facility (45,000 sq. ft.).

Storage and delivery are other important parts of our operation and we are continually exploring advances in these fields.

Photograph of Barfoots Employees working in Laythorn Farm


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