Sunnyside Rural Trust was founded in 1990 as a small, horticultural project for young people and adults with learning disabilities. It is now a thriving charity and social enterprise, offering training and work experience for over 150 vulnerable people in the local community.
We grow chemical free fruit and vegetables that go in our veg box scheme. We also have two farm shops: one at Northchurch and the other at Hemel Food Garden. Both sell Sunnyside produce such as fresh eggs, honey, jam and vegetables and both champion local, organic and fair-trade food.
We now have 3 cafes. The cafés provide our trainees the opportunity to learn all the skills required to run a café, such as customer service, handling money, barista, cooking, and stock control.