Tolhurst Organic is making a VegShed for All Seasons

Tolhurst Organic, a leading organic vegetable grower in the Thames Valley, has implemented a crowdfunding campaign to build an off grid open-all-hours VegShed selling freshly-harvested produce, customers just pay into an honesty box.

The campaign raised £8,450 to build the VegShed with the support of 114 backers.  As the campaign closed with 110% raised of the target, it came with the saddest news that Lin Tolhurst, the heart and soul of this business, died suddenly on Monday morning of the 12th of November.

The VegShed had been Lin’s project, her idea, and her baby in a way. And we embarked on this, following her vision of having a safe and pleasant place for customers to find all we can offer throughout the year. Lin also wanted to run a small self-service cafe at the VegShed, with tea and coffee on offer and biscuits and maybe cakes at weekends. She was often saying how people could stop in their walks or rydes and have a cuppa in the shade. Lin was really really looking forward to having this soon, and with company’s limited resources we decided to try Crowdfunder to make this true.

We shall dedicate the #VegShed to Linda Tolhurst, a small gesture of appreciation for everything she did in this business since she founded it with Tolly in 1976.