With a firm emphasis on quality, flavour and freshness rather than volume farming techniques, we prefer to supply our produce to local retailers, wholesalers, hotels, pubs and restaurants so that it travels from the “plant to the plate” at the fastest possible speed
We grow fruit ethically and endeavour to use local suppliers and services to support our business. Our apple juice is pressed and bottled only 15 miles away, the labels are printed locally and the bottles are labelled and packaged at the farm.
We also sell locally and we support the community as much as we can. For example, we support local schools by providing plants to encourage pupils to grow and enjoy their own crops.
Throughout the summer months we support local fundraisers by donating the misshapen fruit for ‘Strawbs and Cream’. Minimising waste whilst doing some good!
This summer we are hoping to utilise the services of ‘Sew to Grow’, a local organisation that supports adults with learning difficulties, giving them paid work experience whilst increasing confidence and ultimately helping them to find employment.
We also host an annual “Assi-Fest Camp”, now in its third year. We host over 20 families at the farm for a weekend camp, where they can explore the orchards and the poly tunnels, picking (and eating!) and enjoying our beautiful farm. The camp has a ‘Leave No Trace’ theme that has so far been impeccably observed.
Assington Fruits has an open door policy and we encourage customers to visit the farm. Owner Mike Townrow is usually around to extend a warm welcome (or you may find him at the local farm shop “fuelling up” for a busy working day!).