WE ARE STOURGARDEN
There is more to Onions than meets the eye…
Situated alongside the beautiful Stour Valley on the Essex Suffolk border, the Rix family have been growing onions for three generations since 1968. Stourgarden Ltd was born in 1995 as a vehicle to store, grade and pack our onions to supply direct into retail customers. Tesco was our first ever customer when we started with volumes of 45ton a week.
At our site on Lodge Farm we have a purpose built, state of the art packhouse, with the most up to date technology and machinery in place. Today we handle well in excess of one million individual packs of onions every week. This amounts to over 75,000 tonnes of onions a year, all grown in Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk and Kent. The most modern graders being capable of size grading into various grades, allow us flexibility to meet the ever changing consumer need.
This amounts to over 75,000 tonnes of onions a year, all grown in Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk and Kent. The most modern graders being capable of size grading into various grades, allow us flexibility to meet the ever-changing consumer need. Packing Red, Brown and Pink onions which go into all sectors of the onion market, including major retailers, 52 weeks of the year. The company has a dedicated grower group, all absolute masters of their craft.
Sourcing local British Onion is always the priority but for the short window when onions are out of season Stourgarden has worked hard to source suitable onion growers around the world; building long lasting relationships. Our overseas suppliers are audited to ensure they conform to all UK produce standards and protocols.
WHO WE SUPPLY
OUR CUSTOMERS INCLUDE: MAJOR RETAILERS | FOOD MANUFACTURERS | RESTAURANT CHAINS | WHOLESALERS