Organic Farming (Environment)
P G T Hook and Son run Longleys Farm a 115-acre dairy farm in Sussex and now sell ‘raw’ milk locally.
Organic agriculture recognises the relationship between our environment, our health and the food we eat. As well as high animal welfare standards, organics avoids the use of pesticides and chemical fertilisers and helps to revitalize the earth. And, because organic farming releases less greenhouse gases than non-organic farming, it means a smaller carbon footprint for the environment. Lending in this sector varies from dairy and meat, to forestry and fruit.
Phillip Hook, Organic tenant farmer
Triodos have been our bank of choice since 1999. They don’t just understand our industry; they encouraged our vision and provided concrete support when we decided to diversify into supplying raw, unpasteurised milk to our local community. Thanks to Triodos Bank finance, it’s been two years and we’re already delivering directly to over 500 customers every week.