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Fourayes Farm and Fruit Processor
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Fourayes Farm and Fruit Processing, Kent.
Fourayes Farm and Fruit Processing, Kent.

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In April's Blog Phil Acock explain what it means to be a Fruitician http://www.fourayes.com/news/141/70/Fourayes-with-passion/
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Handing over the Family Business “One day, son, all this will be yours…”. Words that could be seen a threat as well as a promise. It is both a blessing and a curse being brought up in a family business and I’ve been giving succession some thought.... Read more here http://www.fourayes.com/news/150/70/Handing-over-the-Family-Business/
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Proud to be a Family Owned Business. The company was founded by my grandfather 60 odd years ago, then my father took over, and now I am the MD. In my opinion, it is all about values...Read more here http://www.fourayes.com/news/148/70/Proud-to-be-a-Family-Owned-Business/
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Life Long Learning at Fourayes Bramley Orchard and Fruit Processing plant in Kent http://www.fourayes.com/news/144/70/Life-Long-Learning-at-Fourayes/
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Phil's March Blog - Trust the British Consumer.

We’ve heard a lot over the last couple of months about how we in the fruit industry are asking the British consumer to buy British. Our organisation, English Apples and Pears Ltd, has supported an advertising campaign aimed at British families, which encourages everyone to eat British fruit as a snack. The Environment Secretary, Owen Paterson, called the public to buy Kent apples rather than apples imported from overseas. This month, the figures show that, overwhelmingly, consumers are choosing to buy British where they can.

That doesn’t surprise me. I have no doubt British consumers want to buy British.  They know British fruit and vegetables are fresh, that buying locally helps the environment and also helps local farmers. What we need to do is make sure that freshness is maintained in fruit even out of season.

At Fourayes we store our Bramley apples in low oxygen stores. That means they stay fresh all year round. In a test we asked a panel of our customers to tell us which apples were fresh off the tree and which had been stored for a year and they simply couldn’t tell them apart.
It’s innovations like this that is going to keep consumers buying British. It’s great to get support from politicians but I firmly believe we are already pushing at an open door when it comes to the British public. I trust them to buy British when they can. It’s been a good year for fruit this season and we’ve already seen sales of British apples go up significantly. I’m asking us all to work together to make sure that continues.
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