These IPM Packham pears are sweet with a juicy flesh. Pears waxed and dipped using SmartFresh.
What is IPM? IPM farms encourage and protect beneficial insect species like ladybirds to control insect pests. IPM farms are not organic, they do however employ organic techniques such as crop rotation and green manuring and they use far fewer chemical sprays than conventional farms. We're keen to support farmers growing food in a more Earth-friendly way than traditional conventional farming and want to ensure our community has the best options available for their budget when grocery shopping. Find out more about IPM here.
How do we ensure organic and IPM produce doesn’t get mixed up when packing orders? We store our IPM produce in different coloured boxes to our organic produce from the moment we pick it up at the market. Our IPM produce is packed at one packing station only. For example, the organic cauliflower and IPM cauliflower are packed by two different people at different points in the packing line. These practises ensure the two varieties remain seperate.