Meeting Our Makers: Belvoir Fruit Farms in England
Traveling to meet our producers is one of our favorite activities, no matter where they are in the world. It has become our passion to meet first hand the people responsible for the product we sell, see how they operate and take in the surroundings. This summer we were in England and couldn’t pass up a chance to visit with one of our most popular companies: Belvoir Fruit Farms.
They make the sparkling Edlerflower Presse which has won the hearts of our clients. It is light and refreshing. Great for those who don’t drink alcohol and also a great mixer. We’ve been told it is perfect with a bit of prosecco for a perfect summer drink. It is also vegan and organic so it really is a crowd pleaser.
We had to endure a harrowing two and a half hour drive on the reverse side of the road as we headed to the East Midlands, just below Nottingham, where their facility lies across the road from a field of sheep (we only turned into the wrong lane once which we figured out as soon as the honking started…. – Also this is supposed to be a two lane road! Do you see two lanes worth of road here?)
We chatted with Phyllis who worked there at the very beginning in the 1980s. Retired now she comes in to help during elderflower season.
When we get to meet the people who make our product we are able to experience not just the product and the people but the joy with which they create. This was no exception. The pride of place and product was evident in each person we spoke to, which besides the magical elderflower itself, may be one reason this drink is so special.
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