YALDING ORGANIC GARDENS – A NEW START
MARO FOODS LIMITED is pleased to announce that it has been selected to be the new operator of Yalding Organic Gardens. Maro plan to develop the gardens into a centre of excellence for sustainable organic gardening. The gardens will also be a centre for organic/local produce. The gardens will offer not only tours of the existing organic gardens but also provide a well stocked shop and café with local and seasonal being the theme. The centre will also offer a full range of educational courses for gardening, food production and cooking all with an organic flavour.
The garden owners, The Congelow Educational Organic Trust said “We have selected Maro Foods to take control of the site based upon their commitment to local/organic principles. Their plans to expand and develop the gardens into a resource centre for the public to see, learn about and try organic and local produce impressed the trustees. This was supported by their demonstrable track record in developing their existing business to be one of the leading lights in local produce in the area.”
Steve Oram, director of Maro Foods, said “This is an excellent opportunity for us to further develop the organic principles applied at the centre and introduce our expertise in the local/organic produce market. The two functions merge together beautifully, and allow us to offer the residents of West Kent and beyond a centre for the demonstration and learning of organic principles as applied to gardening and food production. We truly intend the centre to be a place to grow, to eat, to learn. It will be an exciting addition to our successful local food business”
He added “The gardens and centre will re?open to the public on Saturday 24th May 2008. People can come to the centre, tour the gardens and see how to garden organically. They will be able to buy local produce, including vegetables from the gardens, and sample the food in our café. There will also be a full range of courses available for those who wish to learn more about organic gardening and produce.”