City Harvest’s newest farm surplus partner
Pink Lady pioneers, Adrian Scripps farm, joins City Harvest’s Harvest for Hunger campaign to ensure access to fresh fruit for those facing food poverty in London.
We’re delighted to announce our partnership with Adrian Scripps, rescuing quality fruit every month throughout Harvest season.
In February, Po and Ben from City Harvest’s food team visited Adrian Scripps farm in Tonbridge, Kent, for the first time to explore redistribution pathways for its surplus stock. Tom Cristensen, Adrian Scripps Commercial Manager, was on hand to give the team a tour and introduction to the site which spans 750 hectares across 5 sites.
City Harvest Food Sourcing Manager, Po, tucks into an Adrian Scripps apple onsite.
Once a hop producer, Adrian Scripps is a specialist blackcurrant andapple grower, cultivating 8 different varieties of apples, most recently gaining a licence to grow Pink Lady apples – the first in the UK!
This exciting development further cements Adrian Scripps’ place as one of the UK’s largest fruit growers with 40,000 x 300kg bins of apples filled each year.
Apples galore! Adrian Scripps has recently obtained a licence to grow Pink Lady apples in the UK.
About Harvest for Hunger
Working with farms and producers, City Harvest launches its second annual ‘Harvest for Hunger’ campaign, aiming to rescue nutritious food for 2 million meals. Responsive and reliable when organising redistribution, City Harvest collects quality surplus and donated stock, from farms and food producers across the UK, delivering it, free of charge, to 350+ charities feeding people unable to afford healthy food.