Bernard Sheather

Rhubarb Grower

Bernard inherited the family farm in East Sussex when his father died in 1964. Gooseley Farm at Beckley was a typical mixed farm of the period. Crops included hops, plums and  soft fruit. A typical farm perhaps but exceptional in one regard – they grew superb rhubarb.

In the early 1980s Bernard moved to The Orchards also in Beckley. He retired in 1992 but kept a field of rhubarb which he still cultivates and supplies to Jempson’s as he has done for over 40 years.

Buy Bernard’s Timperley Early rhubarb from Jempson’s of Peasmarsh the day that it’s harvested in Beckley; you can’t get fresher or better.