Support British Farming In 2022
As we start the New Year, it’s a good time to remind ourselves to support British Farming. So many of us will be making new resolutions so it’s worth considering this as one.
2021 was a tough year for farming and the NFU's Back British Farming campaign worked hard to unite farmers and growers with the food sector and general public to bring about positive changes for the industry. It looked to explain to politicians and decision-makers the importance of British food and farming for the nation's environment, economy and wellbeing.
In 1989 Anthony and Christine Snell bought 100 acres of bare land and began growing vegetable and salad crops. In 1998 the decision was made to specialise in soft fruit production and so began British Frozen Fruits. Today the farm covers 450 acres of beautiful South Herefordshire countryside. Over 2,100 tonnes of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants, chuckleberries and organic blackcurrants are grown and packed at our site and we deliver frozen fruit across mainland UK.
We are fortunate to be surrounded by a strong farming community, great support from local people and also support from our online community who have enabled us and other farmers to reach a far bigger audience.
Last year, although not always easy, provided a great sense of achievement and that is very much due to the hard work of our staff but also the support we have received from our customers.
As we start 2022 we wanted to highlight just a few of those around us who work so hard in the British Farming industry that we are proud to be part of.
Herefordshire is famous for beef and Jonny Morris who is based on the nutrient-rich banks of the River Wye has beef rearing in his blood and is a great example. His passion and knowledge ensure only the best levels of animal husbandry and he supplies local butcher Neil Powell whose business has the enduring quality of purveying, ethically reared, local produce.
Located across Herefordshire and Gloucestershire, The Leen has a varied approach to dairy farming. All their farms share the common objectives of producing milk from grass, whilst maintaining high animal welfare standards and protecting the environment.
Herefordshire is also home to some great diversifiers, Two Farmers Crisps are truly passionate about the Herefordshire countryside that has enabled them to grow award-winning potatoes, founders Sean and Mark met one night for a pint of local beer and a packet of crisps. They hatched out a plan of how to honour and celebrate these potatoes and that night the Two Farmers brand was born.
There is also Penrhos Spirits, a true family affair with two farming families working together to create something special. They grow their fruit and barley with love and affection, harvesting them from their deep farming heritage.
Finally, The Great British Florist. They are based squarely in the British countryside, in the deepest rural depths of Herefordshire. Their farm is part of The Duchy estate and their family farm grows specialist seed crops and has a herd of beef cattle. They grow and source through a network of farmers a whole range of home-grown British flowers.
If you’re a customer of British Frozen Fruits we look forward to continuing to provide you with high-quality frozen fruit this year and if you’re not and have just come across us for the first time we hope to welcome you as a new customer. Take a look at our website, you’ll find a huge choice of British frozen fruit as well as information on ordering and delivery.