Who are we?
Lightfoot's is a small family run farm with a vision to grow and deliver high quality micro herbs: nutrient-dense vegetables cut in their first few weeks of growth, grown in a sustainable way. UK producers can grow fantastic food - providing traceability and a connection to consumers, delivering to regulated standards. We aim to engage with customers within a short distance of our farm. We also sell a 'grow your own' micro herbs kit that is available nationally.
A COVID-19 Pivot!
Previous to COVID-19 our clients were primarily restaurants - fantastic chefs and kitchens throughout the New Forest. Sadly, overnight, that client base dried up.
We see an opportunity however in delivery direct to homes. As a nutrient dense product that is delicious, beautiful, and recommended for good health and immune support - an exciting emerging food niche at any time, direct supplied microgreens are particularly relevant during this period where we are all more mindful of how our supply chains function and of our own health.
Lightfoot's is committed to sustainable production, we use no pesticides or artificial inputs, and our energy is all from renewable sources. Growing indoors in a vertical system, heating and cooling are our greatest expense.
We will use funds raised in this campaign to implement energy efficiency measures - primarily by insulating our growing spaces - reducing costs and energy consumption for better economic and environmental sustainability and to expand our enterprise.
The support we are inviting is that you buy our products! And our invitation to engage with Lightfoot's is an open one - give, follow our story, or get in touch and comment!
The Solent Pay it Forward Scheme will consider match funding up to £2,000 raised in this Crowdfunder project, making your pounds count for double.