On Tuesday our stone fruit tour arrived in Bath, laden with juicy white-flesh nectarines and delicious greengages. Beautiful Bath and was filled with shoppers, families and tourists enjoying everything the city has to offer under blue skies.
Jake and Rupert Simpson own a beautiful fruit farm in the picturesque Herefordshire hills, called Chicory crops. The brothers have both been farming since they were small as “it is more of a family life rather than a job”. They are third generation growers with their grandfather starting one of the first pick your own farms in the UK after WW2. Their Dad started their current business in the 70's growing chicory which gave the business it's name.
It is important for children to have a healthy and well balanced diet. It can sometimes be difficult to encourage children to eat fruit and vegetables, which are an essential element to their diet. Therefore we have come up with a few ideas for how to get children to eat more fruit.
Last weekend we ventured to the beautiful countryside in Oxfordshire to bring our fruit to the wonderful people at the brand new BBC Countryfile Live show. We spent four days at this busy show overlooking Blenheim Palace. The show was full of chef demonstrations, funfair rides, busy stalls and special shows.
On Friday we were very lucky to promote and visit the farm where pink gooseberries are grown. We set off nice and early to arrive at the farm to collect the fresh fruit. We then headed to Hereford to give out samples of the fruit to the public.