Our Story

Part of the Community

We’ve been in Chatteris for over 40 years now, so we’re quite well known in this part of the world. As well as employing lots of people from the local community, we always welcome neighbours and local schools into the factory to see the great stuff we grow. It’s all about sharing our love of root vegetables.

School Visits

Children get as excited as we do by carrots and parsnips whizzing around the factory. And if that encourages healthy eating or an interest in the environment, then great. We want to inspire children to grow their own veg, so during a visit we’ll hand out packs of seeds for them to grow in window boxes, pots or buckets. And they’ll take home a few free bags of carrots to feed the family (or the hungry pet rabbit).

Supporting the Community

We get stuck into local projects and schemes that improve the area around us. For example, we sponsor the Chatteris Community Cinema – a non-profit monthly cinema club to give local people that big screen experience without having to travel miles. Further afield we sponsor St. Ives Rugby Club’s kit as well as the St. Ives Football Club. Proper grassroots stuff.

Future Footballers

We’re also rightly proud to sponsor one of Cambridge United’s up and coming academy players, Matthew Young. We’ve supported Matthew for the last three years, helping him and his teammates make the most of every opportunity to get better at the beautiful game. Here’s a kind thank-you note from Matthew’s parents:

“We would like to extend our thanks to Alan Bartlett and Sons for sponsoring our son, Matthew Young, for the third year running. Matthew is part of the Cambridge United Academy, where he participates in three training sessions a week together with a fixture against other professional clubs in the Premiership, Championship, the Football League and even in Europe. Your kind sponsorship supports Cambridge’s Academy programme and enables the youth programme to grow in strength.”

Thank you
Mr & Mrs Young