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Farming Since 1922

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Celebrating with Christmas Pears

by Carrie Jarvis

20th December 2019

A gift of pears has been part of Christmas Celebrations for hundreds of years. The pear tree is featured in the all-time children’s favourite 12 days of Christmas with the line “and a partridge in a pear tree”. Did you know that pear trees symbolize comfort for some and Jesus’s love to others? The ancient […]

Nuffield Scholarship Programme for 2020

by Carrie Jarvis

20th December 2019

David Butler, Blackbird Farming’s Fruit Manager has been awarded a place on the prestigious Nuffield Scholarship programme for 2020 against significant competition. His subject ‘Biodiversity for the future of Fruit Farming’ captured the interest of the Interview Panel and David’s studies will be sponsored by ‘Thatcher’s Cider’. There are various training events and learning opportunities […]

Chinese Fruit Growing Delegation Visit, June 2019

by Carrie Jarvis

20th December 2019

In 2009, Oliver Doubleday, G H Dean’s CEO at the time was invited to China to give a lecture on sustainable fruit growing. This was part of the Sustainable Agricultural Intensification Network (SAIN), a cooperative initiative sponsored by the UK and Chinese governments. Various visits from Chinese growers followed; most recently, in June 2019, a […]

Fendt Tractors

by Carrie Jarvis

24th July 2019

Our thanks go to Andrew Pask (centre picture) from Crawfords Agricultural Machinery Ltd for the timely delivery of our 2 new Fendt tractors just ahead of our busy harvest season. Recognised as market leaders in fuel efficiency and low emission levels these tractors will help us reduce our carbon footprint whilst ensuring optimal operator comfort […]

Testimonial

Just bought some of your Korvic cherries. They were so delicious I thought I would look you up to say thanks!