Left Field

Left Field is our largest market garden at 2.5 acres and is located just outside of Neilston, which is less than 10 miles from Glasgow city centre. This is where we grow most of the Locavore produce you see in our shops or in your veg boxes.

We manage the site to low till principals, meaning we don’t turn the soil. This is better for microbial life and creates a richer, healthier soil. Read more about how we take care of the soil health on our farm here. In part due to the health of our soil, 2021 saw bumper crops for the Left Field, especially with rainbow chard, which we harvested over a tonne of in July alone.

Key crops at Left Field are onions, garlic, celery and beans, as well as salads and leafy greens like spinach, kale and chard.

The market garden also has a large polytunnel where we grow crops like cucumbers and tomatoes, and extend the season of leafy greens. Like all our sites, Left Field is managed organically. It is certified by the Soil Association.

We currently have a full team of volunteers at the market garden, and have a waiting list. Get in touch with the farm team if you’re interested in helping out for the future at farm@glasgowlocavore.org