The Farm

Shillingford Organics is located in Shillingford Abbot, a small village just three miles west of Exeter. Set in a sheltered valley between Alphington and the Haldon Hills, the farm’s rich Devon red soil is perfect for growing arable and horticultural crops and has been fully organic since 2002.

Almost all of our veg is grown right here on 27 acres including 9 polytunnels by a great team of hardworking people which allow us to grow a range of tasty vegetables, salad and herbs all year round. Martyn has now stepped back from the day-to-day operations and we have two teams who self-manage. The growing team share responsibility for growing a whole range of crops which they supply to the Box Scheme, Exeter Farmers' Market and local shops and cafes. The packhouse team manage the box scheme and are responsible for everything from packing and delivering, to orders and payments. 

Our philosophy

Environment – we work in a way which is in harmony with nature to encourage biodiversity, improve the soil structure and biology and minimise our use of resources as far as possible. Growing organically is a strictly regulated way of producing crops without using artificial pesticides, insecticides or fertilisers and avoiding GM. We also keep our packaging to a minimum. Read more about our packaging policy here.

Healthy food –vegetables provide the basis of a healthy diet, and our veg are free from chemicals and freshly picked for maximum nutritional value

Affordable food – our boxes are great value for money. Our veg is available from a range of retailers and outlets to suit your needs.

Quality – we only send out veg of the highest quality and endeavour to match this in the service we provide. We take customers’ concerns and ideas seriously so please get in touch with your comments or come and see us at the market and have a chat!

Community – we want to provide opportunities for people to connect with the farm and where their food comes from. We do this in a range of ways including regular newsletters, open days, volunteer days, and our farm school

Local – the vast majority of the produce in our standard boxes, market stall and wholesale is grown here at the farm. When we do need to buy in veg, we seek to buy it as locally as possible, ideally within Devon.