Can I grow food and sell it? http://www.organiclea.org.uk
This depends on your tenancy agreement, where you are selling, and what you are selling.
It is possible that your tenancy agreement will not allow the selling of produce from your allotment. This is something you should check with your local council or allotment association. Some councils have strict rules.
It's probable that your tenancy agreement will simply prohibit selling on or at your allotment.
This is strictly prohibited by law. The Allotments Act of 1922 forbids any trade or business being conducted anywhere on the allotment plots.
An exception to this rule is seen on some sites that have their own allotment shop, which sells gardening equipment and looks to raise money for the site allotment association. Councils regard this as a fund-raising venture rather than a business.
According to the National Society of Allotment & Leisure Gardeners there is no reason why an allotment holder may not sell surplus produce outside of the allotment.
Allotments are not allowed to be run as a business but you are allowed to sell any surplus you produce. Many pensioners top up their pension by selling vegetables and flowers they’ve grown that are excess to their requirements. The rule specifying it must be surplus is to prevent commercial growers using low- rent allotment sites simply as money-making ventures, thus depriving genuine allotmenteers of sites.
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