Family-owned farm Riviera Produce is investing £5m to produce cauliflowers all year round thanks to its long-term partnership with Aldi.

The Hayle-based farm started working with Aldi six years ago and now supplies more than 12 million units to the supermarket each year. A total of 120 jobs have been created on the farm directly as a result of the partnership with Aldi.

Riviera has been trading for almost 150 years and is now investing £5million in eco-friendly installations such as solar panels and refrigeration to cut energy use and improve shelf life, as well as improvements to the growing and packing facilities. This raft of developments will enable the farm to produce cauliflower all year round, negating the need for imports from abroad during the winter months.

David Simmons, managing director at Riviera Produce, said: “We’ve come a long way since our business began in 1870, and continued investment from Aldi is enabling us to grow and modernise more than ever before. This show of support for British farmers such as ourselves is leading to an increase in our yields, which means more people across the country are able to enjoy our products.”

Julie Ashfield, Managing Director of Buying at Aldi, said: “We’ve worked with many of our suppliers since we first entered the UK market in 1990, and our approach is based on consistency and stability. Our partnership with Riviera results in high quality products for our customers, whilst at the same time growing their livelihood and creating jobs for the community.”