Who's Who

Meet the SOPA team

Mr A Elder

Chapel Farm, North Berwick

Mr Angus Elder SOPA

Angus Elder, farms in partnership with his father near North Berwick in East Lothian. The main enterprises of the business are growing and packing a wide range of vegetables for the wholesale market and supplying ware potatoes to a selection of packers. The farm also grows oats, barley and beans.

The vegetables and potatoes on the farm are grown on a 7 year rotation with herbal leys, cover crops, compost and livestock all being used to build fertility for the following crops.

The farm uses a wide range of modern machinery and technology as well as an integrated soil management approach to produce these crops.Angus studied Agriculture at SRUC in Edinburgh before spending some time travelling the world before returning home. Angus has a passion for producing vegetables and potatoes in the most environmentally positive methods possible. This includes measures to reduce excessive cultivation, protecting soil and creating diverse ecosystems as part of the growing and management process.

Angus joined the SOPA board in 2019 as he wanted to represent his sector of the industry and gain first hand experience of the certification process and how SOPA works. Angus has very much enjoyed his time on the board so far although COVID has been apparent through a large part of his time with SOPA. He is looking forward to getting out and meeting more of our members in the future.

If you wish to learn more about the business you can visit www.chapelfarmorganics.co.uk or follow @chapel_organics on twitter.

Please feel free to contact Angus with any queries by personal email on anguselder@live.co.uk


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