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Cornish Farmer of the Year 2018

When Riviera Produce MD, David Simmons left college to join his 150-year-old family farm of 90 acres, one of the first things done was a very thorough review of the farm, assessing what they were really good at producing – and cauliflowers and brassicas were the answer.
A letter and subsequent phone call to a national supermarket chain and the resultant contract prompted a massive scaling up of the business and whilst initially reliant on over 40 other growers, slowly over time David has seen Riviera Produce take control of more of the land, culminating in the business today farming over 5,500 acres themselves, another 1,000 acres with six other growers.
Riviera Produce now sells to five major supermarkets nationally, producing over 70 million brassica plants in 700 fields, employing some 400 people and becoming one of the top five brassica growers in the country. At the heart of the business is the ethos of being “Cornish and proud”
Recent developments at the farm include solar panels to make 55% of the pack house self-sufficient, constant product development including squashes and new varieties of brassica and taking part in projects looking at the use of robotics.

Riviera Produce grow broccoli, cauliflower, Romanesco cauliflower, spring greens, cabbage, courgettes, potatoes, swede, and organic broccoli and cauliflower.

Address & Contact

Our Address

Higher Trevaskis Farm, 14 Gwinear Road, Connor Downs, Hayle TR27 5JQ


50.2008524, -5.3542717



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Dale 24th January 2021 10:46 pm
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Not usually a devotee of cauliflower, but today’s specimen from Morrisons, Wellington Shropshire, labelled Tom Simmons producer, was really of prime quality and massive! I ate nearly a third of it raw before preparing the rest for my family’s Sunay roast. Well done Riviera.

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  1. Broccoli products. Containing huge insect larvy !!

    We have pictures and receipt but thought it best to speak with you directly as to not draw to much negativity towards British produced fresh veg.

    1. We’re just a listing website, so your comment is probably best directed straight to Riviera. However, on the bright side it does suggest they’re not using loads of chemical sprays. And don’t forget – always wash your fruit and veg thoroughly. That will keep it free of insects and sprays.

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