The Waitrose Farm Assessment (WFA) initiative was started by the Waitrose Agronomy Group in 2011. It allows suppliers to assess growers in terms of safety, sustainability and quality.
The initiative was launched following the publication of the Foresight Report on The Future of Food and Farming, which highlighted the challenges of future food production. Working with our suppliers, we are seeking to understand how growers engage with these challenges and how continuous improvement can be measured and managed to provide accurate research data.
The assessment process is not about one farm, one country or one supplier: it’s about the worldwide farming process, and its success lies with the combined effort of many people. We would like to thank all the growers who took part and the suppliers who have worked to bring this initiative to life.
The Waitrose Farm, where we are committed to working in harmony with the environment.
Flamingo Produce is one of the largest cut flower growers in the UK and Europe.
Berry Gardens is the UK’s leading berry and stone fruit production group.
BerryWorld works with Waitrose to supply soft fruit from the best growers around the world.
Primafruit is a specialist fruit importer to the UK market.
Worldwide Fruit produces apples, pears, cherries, plums and avocado for Waitrose.
Bakkavor is the UK’s leading provider of freshly prepared foods.
The tomato growers of APS Ltd. supply Waitrose with conventional and organic tomatoes.
G’s Fresh is a UK-based farming business that supplies outdoor salads, vegetables and mushrooms.
Greencell is part of the Westfalia group of companies; the largest grower of avocados in South Africa.
R&G Fresh Herbs
R&G is a third-generation family business that provides Waitrose customers with fresh herbs.
Suncrop Produce Ltd. is a family-owned business that has been supplying Waitrose since 1990..
Barfoots of Botley
Barefoot of Botley Ltd. is a British company that was started in 1976 on 21 acres of tended land by Peter Barfoot.
Branston was formed in 1968 when a group of farmers in the local Branston area decided to work together to grow and market potatoes.
Huntapac Produce has been working with Waitrose since 2013 and supplies a range of root vegetables and salads.
Staples Vegetables is a family owned fresh produce business, dedicated to farming, producing quality fresh vegetables in a safe and sustainable manner.
Founded in 1981, Monaghan is one of the leading fresh mushroom and compost producers in the world.
Produce World has been working with Waitrose since 1981 to supply great quality vegetables.
Wealmoor specialises in the supply and delivery of fresh exotic fruit and speciality vegetables.