Veg Power teams up on cherry tomato Grow Strong Project with Edinburgh Community Food

The health-driven non-profit Veg Power added another strong partner to its growing stable of helpers, combining forces with social enterprise Edinburgh Community Food to help deliver its Grow Strong project. Grow Strong is an initiative whereby 38 schools are taking part in the production of cherry tomatoes that are converted to create pasta sauce. Former […]

UK’s Freshgro co-op looks to produce world’s first carbon-neutral carrots

Carbon neutral is all the rage across the globe as governments, businesses and individuals strive for a more sustainable planet. Growers are trying to do their part, as well. The Nottingham-based Fresh Growers, or Freshgro co-operative, is hoping to deliver the world’s first carbon-neutral carrots later this year. The 10 farmers said premium Chantenay carrots, […]

How do consumers value produce and local vs. long-distance?

First British-grown strawberries of the season hit shelves at Aldi stores

A new researcher at the New York Produce Show, Rebecca Wasserman-Olin, shared new research findings about how customers value various appearance characteristics and how a consumer value perception is affected when a strawberry is marketed as ‘local,’ among other key findings. While this work uses strawberries as an example, it provides important lessons for everyone in the fresh produce […]

UK’s Jones Food Company begins construction on huge new vertical farm

Engineering a circular UK food economy

Ocado-backed Jones Food Company has broken ground on a massive new vertical farm in Gloucestershire it says will be the biggest in the world. At 148,000 square feet, the multimillion-pound site in Lydney will be the second for Jones, whose current farm in Lincolnshire is one of largest in the UK – the size of […]

Camellia-Bardsley partnership to propel agri-tech innovation

Earlier this month, Bardsley England , the UK’s second-largest apple supplier, was acquired by global agriculture group Camellia Plc – a grower-supplier of tea, nuts, avocados, blueberries, maize and timber in Africa, India, Bangladesh and Brazil. The tie-up is designed to allow both businesses to spearhead development and technology projects to transform how they grow food […]

How BerryWorld and its growers are thriving while keeping an eye on the environment

Like most UK produce companies, BerryWorld for decades not only has focussed on delivering high-quality fruit to consumers but also ensured its operations and growers do in a sustainable manner. Its grower base are all Global Gap certified, as well as meeting Nurture, Sedex, BRC and Leaf standards for food safety and labour. While working […]