I was delighted to be sent some samples of Good Natured splendid spuds and crunchy carrots a few weeks ago. All products in the range are pesticide free and all the packaging is biodegradable. Hurrah!
Instead of using pesticides the Good Natured farmers use biological control to keep pests and diseases under control. For example ladybirds are used to combat aphids. Good Natured is not organic as they grow lots of their crops in soil free systems; such as tomatoes and strawberries in peat growbags in greenhouses, this also helps to reduce the pest pressure on the plants and provides far better working conditions for those harvesting the crops. Because of the production techniques, the yield is higher and thus the vegetables are available at a cheaper price.
Good Natured has a carbon reduction policy, with the aim of becoming carbon neutral in the future.
I used my spuds and carrots in a carrot and potato mash, potato wedges and a Japanese inspired miso & tamari carrot soup.
Good Natured potatos and carrots are currently available from Asda. In an ideal world we would all be able to buy organic, sadly this is not always the case and I think that Good Natured is a real alternative at a reasonable price.
Thanks to Good Natured for sending me the free samples of their vegetables.