Here at Antrobus Farms all the Rapeseed oil we use is grown and harvested on our farm by us!
The weather has had its challenges in harvest 2017, which has meant the team have had to combine through the night to get the crop in in the right conditions and there was no rest for them as next years Oil Seed Rape is already in the ground.
We are a no-tillage farm which means we do not disturb the ground by use of cultivations. This is in order to keep the soil natural, we rely on earthworms and soil biology instead of turning the earth over and drying it out by ploughing. Crop establishment is key in this practice so we need to plant the crop early.
We send our sample for nutritional testing and have tested many varieties so we can grow and cold press the very best quality to make our oil.
Chief of quality assurance is Annorah our daughter who has given this years sample the thumbs up!