T & V Vegetable Gardens
Vlad and Tania are originally from Bulgaria and came over here in 2008. They have been working at Hampshire Farmers' Markets since 2009, but under the banner of Secretts farm shop in Godalming. However, after nearly ten years of being Secretts’ main growers, they were approached by a farmer who offered them some land near Selbourne, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Initially they started off with asparagus, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, red currants, as well as various brassicas, such as purple sprouting broccoli, but soon found that they needed more land. Luckily for them, their old bosses, Secretts, had some land for sale with the added bonus of a huge glass house. This was a game changer for Vlad and Tania and enabled them to overcome their struggle with growing crops outside in the winter as now this fantastic new addition could house all of their spring vegetables, such as the radishes, spring onions, chard, cavolo nero and carrots.