Fruits of the Forage

Stand number: GT18

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Company Address

57 Grimshaw Lane
SK10 5NB
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<p>FLAVOURS FOUND IN THE WILD At Fruits of the Forage we gather fruit that would otherwise go to waste from abandoned orchards and forgotten fruit trees around England and Wales. We match these beautiful heritage fruits with wild foraged plants to create an award winning range of preserves and cordials, capturing a unique and sustainable taste of the British landscape. OUR ROOTS Fruits of the Forage preserve a taste of the British landscape. At the heart of company are the eldest Thorneycroft brothers Bert and Fred guided by their mother Claire. The knowledge of elders started their journey, leading them to hidden pockets of countryside with ramshackle dwellings and wizened fruit trees. Fruits and herbs spring forth from the earth in abundance while the world looks the other way. Fred simply saw the value in this and knew that, along with his brother, they could put these ingredients to good use. BOTANICAL HERITAGE Once valued crops have been forgotten leaving heritage orchards across the country in decay. The brothers are determined champion these forgotten fruits before they are lost forever. Reaching out into the community they’ve established a foraging map stretching across England and Wales. Starting on home turf these adventures have lead them from the Cheshire plains to traditional fruit growing regions such as the Vale of Evesham in Worcestershire for plums. They are determined to work alongside farmers and stewards of the land to revitalise old orchards and plant fruit trees in new orchards and hedgerows. By preserving this botanical heritage, we create habitats for wildlife and ensure the flavours found in the wild remain for future generations.</p>