Last night we were featured on Food Unwrapped on Channel 4 at 8:30pm. We were visited back in the Summer with Ribena and the Food Unwrapped team, including Matt Tebbutt to film our 2018 Harvest of Blackcurrants. Each year our blackcurrants are harvested and some go to the Ribena factory to make the delicious drink…
Today we welcomed members from The Farmers Club, who came to visit our farm – they also visited other local farms in the surrounding area. They all saw the production on the farm (we are still very much busy)! We started off with a brief overview of what we do, followed by a bus tour…
Our raspberries are simply delicious at the moment. To grow 1kg of our British Raspberries we need roughly 90 litres of water – polytunnel rainwater collection and recycling system provide water to irrigate the farm crops.
Delightful weather for our annual BBQ, Football & Volleyball tournament and prize giving for our excellent seasonal workers, who are key members for our business!! Hope they enjoyed their day, we certainly did.
Did you know that blackcurrants contain three times more Vitamin C than an orange, and 125g has just 38 calories – a perfect and nutritious snack.
Delighted to have won 2 stars at the Great Taste Awards @guildoffinefood with our Summer Fruits. Some fantastic judges comments including “…High quality fruit – prepared ready to serve in many ways”. We are extremely happy!!!
The sun has disappeared over the last few days, but nice to see that our wildflowers and sunflowers have burst into flower. Such a lovely sight to see around the farm.
Early start this year for our blackcurrant 2018 #harvest. We have high brix (natural sugar levels) in these so this is brilliant, yield is slightly down due to lack of moisture but all the better is that the sunshine is out!
Today we have launched as a LEAF Demonstration Farm!! We are driving forward the uptake and development of sustainable farming in the soft fruit sector, we can’t wait to showcase our sustainable farming in action. Brilliant day with an insightful tour for local farmers, suppliers and customers.
Our wonderful seasonal workers are working very hard to pick of jubilee strawberries today. They taste delicious and are going to be packed ready for Fruiterers Livery Summer Court dinner tomorrow.
Today we had the pleasure of hosting our annual Open Farm Sunday. We showed our visitors how our fresh fruit is sustainably grown here at Windmill Hill. They enjoyed a tractor ride around the farm, a demo of how we use sprays and some even took home and enjoyed our frozen fruits!
Had the pleasure to host @RootWave @IFarmers @ADASGroup @SoilAssociation electric weeding demo a few weeks ago.. Huge interest in the potentially sustainable benefits for our blackcurrants. @HarrietCurrants