How did we get to here?
The business started in Truro Cornwall in 1974 as a wholefood shop, back in those early days we began making little batches of peanut butter, hazel butter and mustard in a little kitchen above our shop. this was initially just to sell to our own customers, maybe a dozen or so jars a week!
With an ever increasing range and demand from our friends’ shops as well as our own we moved to a small rented factory unit- also in Truro, in 2003. This we refurbished to contain all we would need to start making our nut and seed butters on a bigger scale, with the financial support of Triodos Bank, and the EAGGF (European Agricultural Guidance & Guarantee Fund).
The business continued to grow steadily and soon we found we were running out of space again! So, on to the next step in the adventure that has been the Carley’s story so far….
After many months of searching we realised the answer to our quandary of ‘where do we set up next’ lay almost right on our own doorstep.
In our home village of Chacewater there became available a sad little plot with a shabby building in a very sorry state of overgrown tumbledown repair.
Following a tense but successful bidding process the building became ours and we embarked upon the big build!
We started production here in January 2015 and are relishing the extra space and our wonderful surroundings. Chacewater is nestled in a sheltered valley in the heart of Cornwall, there is plenty of history surrounding us and we are delighted to have become part of Chacewaters’ future.