Abbey View Produce Limited has its roots in the old Covent Garden Market. Formerly know as George Coleman (Lea Valley) Limited, it was an offshoot of George Coleman (London) Limited, a company with more than 200 years history.
In 1985, the company purchased the Abbey View Nursery, growing tomatoes and took its first steps to become a grower in its own right.
In parallel, a new state of the art packhouse was built to cover the packing needs for major multiples and other Abbey View Produce customers. The packhouse was extended in 2013 to 3 times its original size, to align with the growth of the business.
In 1998, Abbey View Produce Limited took the decision to further strengthen the supplier base, forming the first Producer organisation in Lea Valley. A subsidiary company called Abbey View Producer Organisation Limited has been created and all 22 growers agreed to participate in this.