Did you know we have been eating cherries in the UK since the Middle Ages? They are a quintessential part of our national diet and we have growers in the UK who have been farming cherries across the generations. Cherries are packed with health benefits including being especially high in polyphenols, a large group of plant chemicals that help fight cellular damage, reduce inflammation, and promote overall health.
Blueberry pie anyone? Many people think blueberries are only grown in USA – think again, we’re blueberry people too! Our specially selected varieties are grown by British farmers from June to September. Did you know, blueberries are naturally covered in a protective wax called a bloom which acts as a sunscreen and is a sign of freshness..?
Driscoll’s® Maravilla Raspberries are plump, soft to touch and melt-in-the-mouth… just like a top-quality raspberry should! Loved by the littles fingers (and soft enough for them to eat as a snack) and by more ‘mature’ hands we are the only people in the UK who grow this world-beating variety. With the perfect balance of natural sweetness and just the slightest hint of sour each and every raspberry is hand-selected by our dedicated pickers. And they offer more than just great taste:
These little ruby red jewels are the soft, juicy, taste of summer for most of us, with scientists even proving that just the smell of these beautiful berries makes us feel happy! Our British farmers are a picky bunch and select only the very best varieties, so look for Driscoll’s® Zara Strawberries on-pack. They can add a vibrant look, sweet taste and all sorts of dribbly goodness to a smoothie, on porridge, as a snack, with cream (‘g-old school’!!), or if you’re feeling more adventurous in a salad, with mint or basil or as an alternative butter to nut-butter.
Black is the new blue…Driscoll’s® Victoria™ Sweet Blackberries are big winners with the whole family for two key reasons: health & taste! From a HEALTH perspective they’re packed with fibre, Vitamin C, and low in calories, carbs and fat… literally good for every body. And when it comes to TASTE, their full-bodied sweeter flavour (completely different to small, thin, hedgerow berries) makes them both an ideal snack and a versatile addition to sweet or savoury dishes. Also a perfect addition to a cheeky cocktail!
Create a berry smoothie rainbow full of goodness
Anthony Snell one of our growers in Herefordshire explaining why our berries are naturally sweet and full of flavour
Quick and challenging work out with Tom Kemp @FarmFit to build those biceps
Place UK specialise in the growing and processing of fresh and frozen fruits to supermarkets and manufacturers respectively.
Lower Hope Farm planted their first cherry trees in 1994 and haven’t looked back since.