We were very proud to host this years farm walk and prize giving ceremony for the 67th Goudhurst and Paddock Wood NFU orchard competition 2017… and Hononton Farm, was the overall winner of the orchard competition!
NFU Group Secretary Martin Webber, of Flimwell, who headed up the organisation of this annual contest said: “In a very difficult year for top fruit growers, Adrian Scripps Ltd has grown quality crops in both young and more established orchards. A strong focus on the market, along with structured investment, careful planting and rigorous bench-marking has created very productive orchards at Hononton Farm. Attention to detail at the farm level and the standardisation of all the orchards and processes has been key to success here at Hononton and on the business’ other fruit farms.”
Here’s a photo from the event featuring Mark Holden, Production Director / Mihai Stanca, Assistant Farms Manager / Kevin Russell, Hononton Farm Foreman… All holding the various awards we received on the evening!
Overall, it was an enjoyable evening for all who attended with awards going to lots of great Kent farmers.