Carleys Organic Foods
.Carley’s of Cornwall Ltd is a manufacturing company 100% dedicated to making a range of lovely organic foods.
We have two working directors: Shirley Carley and John Carley, and currently seven further employees: our daughter Rachel Sutton, Rebecca Rogers, Katie Ockwell, Jane Pearce, Toni Chaplin, Harvey Collins, and Martina Crkonova.
The business started in 1974 as a wholefood shop opened by Bill Scott and called “The Granary”. That little shop has given rise to several businesses in Cornwall, including The Granary wholesalers, at least two other independent shops, and us!
Many years ago Bill moved on to follow his love of the stage and run “Miracle Theatre”. Miracle Theatre is well known in Cornwall and many other parts of the UK. If you get a chance to see a Miracle show you must! Be warned it can be habit forming!
For several years we traded from a small rented factory unit in Truro, Cornwall, where we moved in 2003 after the premises were refurbished with the financial support of Triodos Bank, and the EAGGF (European Agricultural Guidance & Guarantee Fund). We left those premises in December 2014.
In December 2014 we moved into our wonderful new Eco-Factory in at Great Wheal Daniel, Station Road, Chacewater, TR4 8FP. Tel 01872 561297 and 01872 560831. Part of the cost of the building has been generously supported by the European Regional Development Fund.
At Carley’s we started manufacturing because we wanted to produce a range of interesting and distinctive organic products initially just to sell in our own shop. Quite quickly friends in the area asked if we could supply them too and so a business was born.
We joined the Soil Association in the 1980s, and gained our licence in 1992. We make organic products because we believe wholeheartedly in the rightness of the organic movement.
We have always been advocates of the benefits of organic foods, and want to be “part of the solution, not part of the problem”!
Better food - better for the planet - better for wildlife