Fresh Fruit & Veg
We Stock Local Produce!
Where do we start when talking of fruit and veg? We have so many suppliers I lose count every time I try to tot them up! Here in the Garden of England we have perfect growing conditions for many, many varieties of produce. For example, cauliflowers and brassicas from Thanet, potatoes from the Romney Marsh and in Pluckley we are surrounded by orchards. Our daily deliveries are from D Catt & Sons who collect from local farmers and also source from the London markets.
We source the best of Kent potatoes from Quex Park, Wrout & Sons from Romney Marsh and the Morghew Estate in Tenterden. These potatoes are not ‘treated’ and are bagged directly from the fields – sometimes mud and all!!!
The Garden of England is famous for their orchards. We have a huge array of varieties in season and try to continue to stock local once the seasonal fruit goes into storage. Remember fruit doesn’t grow all year round – eat the seasons for the very best fresh flavours.
Fantastic range of new stock everyday
Local farmers from whom we buy directly means we get sometimes 2 or more deliveries a day; N & S Oliver – strawberries and apples; Charles Highwood – cherries, apples, pears and plums; Arthur Housten – raspberries, gooseberries; Brogdale National Fruits a plethora of fruits; A E Wrout & Sons – potatoes; Tenterden Potato Shop – potatoes; Jim Windibank variety of exceptional fruit & veg; Karoben Farm; and other hobby farmers provide a wide variety of summer veg.
Other products directly from the farmer are free range eggs from Throwley Forstal right down to Christmas trees straight from Hole Park, Rolvenden.
Sourcing quality produce cut from the farm (sometimes on the same day) is what sets us apart from other fruit and veg providers. For example Egerton strawberries are delivered within hours of being picked. Fruit that has never been refrigerated retain an intense flavour.
Even during Covid restrictions we had fresh fruit and veg everyday – for once the supermarkets couldn’t compete with the independent stores! David and his team provide amazing quality fruit and vegetables day after day.