We're always looking to bring you not just the best fruit in season, but sometimes we also try to share something extra special, especially at times like Christmas. This year, we returned to Padstow with a modern take on Christmas fruit & nuts!
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.
Rainier Cherries mark the start of the stone-fruit season at Adventures in Fruit, and as they're such a special variety, we always look forward to sharing them with people, and being at the Just V show gave us the perfect opportunity to invite people to try something special and different.
Last Thursday we headed to Excel in London's Royal Victoria Dock, not far from the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf, to take part in the Summer in the City show. We brought with us a range of fresh Thai produce which many people may not have tried before. All of the produce we brought has earned the Thailand Trust Mark, which not only guarantees you that the quality will meet your high standards, but also that the growers are well-treated and that ethical and environmental best-practices are met. We knew visitors to the show would be in for a range of special treats when they visited our stand.
We were very lucky to take lots of Genuine Coconuts to Vegfest. The coconuts originate from Thailand and are grown naturally and organically. The coconuts are the NAM HOM variety, which are fragrant, sweet and have many health benefits. Genuine Coconuts are special because you can drink the fresh coconut water directly from the coconut itself without the need for tools to open the nut!
At Vegfest, Brighton we sampled various types of dried fruit and nuts. They went down a treat and people were interested to try the fruit and nut combinations. The deliciously fruity nut and berry mix is a perfectly sweet snack.
We had something different and special at Vegfest this time. It was such a treat to have Medjool Dates and Agen Prunes at the weekend. The dates were delicious, sweet and the first product to sell out!
Flavorking plums are such a unique fruit, and we took plenty of them to sample over the weekend at Vegfest. It was great to have such a popular fruit for this event. They were a huge hit! Many people had not tasted Flavorking plums before and thought they were delicious. People couldn't quite believe how tasty they were, and were intrigued to know that they are a natural hybrid fruit.
We took 300 British Envy Apples to Warwick. Car loaded with crates of shiny red apples, we set off to Warwick. After getting slightly lost on the way, we safely arrived at the Market Place of this historic town. This was a great place to set up as there was a steady flow of people wandering around.
We’d been looking forward to taking our fabulous 1950s ice cream trailer, emblazoned with Adventures in Fruit branding, to Padstow’s famous Christmas Festival for quite a while. Even though we were to be pitched outside, exposed to the worst that Padstow’s weather could throw at us, we were excited to be in one of the Britain’s most charming fishing and seaside towns during the run-up to Christmas.
The BBC Good Food shows never disappoint. Thousands of eager visitors looking to try the latest and greatest kitchen gadgets, watch celebrity chefs in action, and, of course, taste the best fruit on the high street - that's where we come in!