Our Story So Far
My name is Adam. I'm a third generation grower at my family's smallholding near Newent in Gloucestershire. The holding has been in my family since 1955, it was originally used by my grandparents to grow salad crops like carrots, celery and lettuce for supermarkets up and down the country.
I spent pretty much all my time at the smallholding as a kid, enjoying old-fashioned freedoms and the great outdoors. My grandad taught me eco friendly agriculture and organic farming, information I eagerly digested as a young boy with a passion for nature.
When my grandparents retired my parents took over the smallholding but due to other commitments they scaled down the growing operation, and some years passed without the land being used to its full potential. By now I was fully grown up and studying for a degree in environmental science. I knew, as I studied that this newly acquired knowledge on top of everything I'd learnt from my grandad was culminating in a hunger to return to my roots, to work the land as two generations of my family had done previously..
As Seen On BBC Two
Did you see Adam featuring on Kate Humble's 'Back to the Land' in May this year? He gave the BBC crew a behind the scenes tour of the Gloucestershire Chilli Farm and Adam's Original product kitchen