Middle Ground Growers (MGG) was born in 2019, on a small 2 acre market garden in the village of Bathampton.
Like all vegetables, MGG started with an idea: producing ecologically grown food for local communities.
We started by supplying a whole food shop in Bath and selling directly on the farm. Rapidly we also decided to launch a veg box scheme and began delivering to 20-25 families every week in 2020 and 75 households in 2021.
In 2022, we have upscaled our mission to grow on 16 acres and provide for 200 families plus over 10 local outlets.
Middle Ground Growers is an established Community Interest Company (CiC), operating with 4 co-directors and lead growers:
We operate as 4 co-directors and growers taking on different areas of responsibility for the CIC and the growing. We have a wider team of staff, trainees and volunteers who make this happen.
We believe in and practice...
Permaculture ethics and principles
Agroecological techniques and ways of learning
Regenerating soil through no-till growing
Food justice and food sovereignty
Hand tool cultivation and minimal use of fossil fuels
Increasing biodiversity and storing carbon
A zen (middle way) approach to farming: cultivating our minds and our land