A popular market stall and Suffolk smallholding has won a national award.

Greg Harrison, owner of Sunshine and Green, has scooped the award as the Best of Organic Smallholdings and Market Gardens at the Soil Association’s annual Best of Organic Market Awards. 

"Since winning the award we have had an uptake in new customers," said Mr Harrison. 

"A big local farmer has also asked me to sell produce to them, which is great."

Sunshine and Green launched in 2021 and is a popular market stall for fresh veg across a range of locations in Suffolk. The company grows produce on less than 10 hectares of land and has a big focus on sustainability.

"It is a growing world theme that supermarkets and big farmers are taking over. Everyone I speak to agrees that we need more local food. It is important for small farms like ours to buck the trend - even on just four acres of land."

Mr Harrison sells seasonal vegetable boxes in two different sizes and also offers a weekly vegetable box delivery subscription.

With interest increasing, Mr Harrison was able to give up his day job in the spring of 2023 to focus on the farm full time. 

East Anglian Daily Times: Mr Harrison left his day job in the spring to focus on the farm full timeMr Harrison left his day job in the spring to focus on the farm full time (Image: Greg Harrison)

"I'm in no-man's-land, in a gap between growing lots of produce but needing just a little more still to bring in new workers," he said while picking strawberries.

"I'll be working until 9pm tonight."

Not only is he growing in national acclaim, but also internationally.

"A Korean TV station came over to film us, and that show will air in September."

The company also recently featured on the BBC's The Farmers' Country Showdown, which helped to bring the sustainable farm to the eyes of the nation. 

Sunshine and Green can be found at Bury St Edmunds, Hartest, Lavenham and Sudbury Farmers' Markets.