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Belvoir Fruit Farms
Belvoir Fruit Farms nestles deep in the English Countryside in the idyllic Vale of Belvoir. We've been making cordials here since 1984, pressing fresh fruit and infusing flowers to mix with the famous Belvoir spring water. Today, demand is so high that Belvoir calls on the local community to help with the harvest, picking flowers from our own orchards and from hedgerows in the surrounding countryside. Over the years, the company has expanded its beverage range to include a wide range of flavours and the brand now produces more than 40 products, many of which have won multiple awards.

Website: www.belvoirfruitfarms.co.uk

Steenbergs
Steenbergs is an organic importer and processor of spices, herbs, chilli pepper, vanilla extract and teas based in the UK. We source raw ingredients for a number of organic suppliers around the world to Steenbergs organic spice and tea factory in Ripon, North Yorkshire, where we blend spice seasonings and teas to our own recipes. Many of Steenbergs spices and teas are also Fairtrade certified. At Steenbergs, we pack these spices, herbs, chillis, extracts and teas into bulk packaging for food manufacturers and in small containers for individual use.

Website: www.steenbergs.co.uk

Green People 
Award-winning organic body care for all the family, including natural skin products, sun lotions, deodorants and shampoos. Green People suits all the family, with special ranges for babies, children, teens, men and women. We even have a No Scent range for those with very sensitive skin.Tel: 01403 740350 Fax: 01403 741810

Website:  www.greenpeople.co.uk

DragonFly Tea
"A UK family company, with a tradition of sourcing, growing and making teas for over a hundred years. Since Benjamin Ginsberg perfected the making of rooibos [or redbush] tea and became known as the Founder of Rooibos, we have continued to offer pure, exquisite and often rare teas from China, India, Japan, as well as Africa.
We passionately support small-scale food production and trade directly with farmers whenever possible. We avoid artificial additives and chlorine bleached teabags and our range includes nearly thirty organic teas, including Tick Tock Rooibos, Moroccan Mint Green Tea, Swirling Mist White Tea, Earl Grey and Camomile."

Website: www.dragonfly-teas.com

Fayrefield Foods Ltd
Fayrefield Foods are an independent sales and marketing company specialising in the supply of commodity dairy products, premium added value ranges and healthy eating products. We are one of the UK's largest independent dairy companies internationally recognised as experts in brand management and innovation in the food sector. We offer manufacturers an entry to UK and European markets, bespoke brand development and new product development packages. Fayrefield distribute nationally to multiple major retailers, independent retailers, food service outlets and to the food manufacturing industry across the UK and Europe.

Website:  www.fayrefield.com

Trade, Services, Information

Countryside Stewardship

Countryside Stewardship manual

Countryside Stewardship manual and grants: print versions

Eur-Lex Access to European Union law

Natural England

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) is a UK Government Department. Defra champions Sustainable Development, helping Government as a whole to deliver economic, social and environmental sustainability. Defra is also the focal point for rural policy, supporting strong rural communities and ensuring that dispersed rural needs are reflected in social and place-based policies across Government. The Department has a strong international dimension, with a critical role in both European Union and global policy making.

Website:  www.defra.gov.uk

Exova
Exova Testing is one of the world's leading providers of material testing services currently operating throughout the UK, Europe, the Middle East and North America.

Website: www.exova.com

Green Britain Centre
The Green Britain Centre is a sustainable centre offering educational, conference and tourism facilities. There is also a cinema and licensed bar. The centre also includes an organic garden certified by the Organic Food Federation offering great amenity and educational value.

Website:  www.greenbritaincentre.co.uk

Food Standards Agency
The Food Standards Agency is an independent Government department set up by an Act of Parliament in 2000 to protect the public's health and consumer interests in relation to food. 

Website: www.foodstandards.gov.uk

International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)
IFOAM is the worldwide umbrella organization for the organic movement, uniting more than 750 member organizations in 108 countries.

Website: www.ifoam.org

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Organic X Seeds
You can use the site to search for available organic seeds, vegetative propagation material and seed potatoes. The site is designed to be used by organic farmers and growers to find organic seed, certification bodies to help authorize derogations and seed companies looking to sell certified organic seed. If you search the database and find the varieties you need are not available you must seek a derogation from your certification body before purchasing non-organic seed.

Website:  www.organicxseeds.com

 

 

 

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