About Withers Farm / Growing Information

Polythene tunnels are used on Withers Farm.

The benefits of tunnels for the farm are:

  • Help produce earlier & later crops by increasing air temperatures
  • Protect the crop from bad weather so less wastage, less disease and reduction in pesticide use
  • Allows picking on wet days and so fulfilling the supermarkets orders 7 days a week

All polythene is recycled at the end of its life.

Planning permission was granted by Herefordshire Council in February 2008. A system of zones has been used to spread the tunnel over out site as shown on planning map.

Click Here to view the planning permission application map.

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