Whether our berries are home grown or sourced from overseas, you can be sure that every effort is taken to hand pick the best in season berries
At BerryWorld, we pride ourselves on the long standing relationship we hold with our berry farmers and focus on developing their businesses to maintain sustainable berry production for generations to come. Every BerryWorld berry is carefully hand-picked by highly trained staff straight into the punnet you buy to minimise any damage to the delicate fruit and ensure you get the best quality berry.
John Starkey diversified into fruit growing with a Bramley apple orchard in 1910. The current John Starkey is keeping that tradition alive with a unique centenary Bramley orchard with the trees on their own roots like the original tree still going strong in Southwell. Today strawberries, blackberries and raspberries, introduced some 50 years ago, are a growing focus for the farm.
Tom Busby and his wife, Val, established the soft fruit production at Dearnsdale Farm in the early 1970’s. The soft fruit production at their farm in Staffordshire focuses on strawberries and raspberries, all of which are covered in polytunnels.
Son, Thomas, and daughter, Claire, now oversee the family operation which produces over 1200 tonnes of soft fruit per season.
T.W Frankie & C. L Franke-Knight is a family run business owned and run by Ted F and Catherine Franke. The Franke family arrived in the UK from the Netherlands in 1965, bringing with them horticultural experience gained from growing produce in glasshouses since the early 1900's. Initially, they followed the family tradition of producing lettuces and tomatoes for the London markets. In 1998, they changed their specialisation to growing raspberries at their Nursery in Buckinghamshire. Ted was one of the first growers to grow raspberries under Polly tunnels to extend the growing season with autumn fruiting raspberries. The eldest daughter Jennifer joined the business in 2014. As the business only grows raspberries on a small scale we are about to focus on producing quality fruit, nothing leaves the farm for packing without the approval of Catherine or Jennifer, this ensures that BerryWorld customers only get the best.
T&C Franke are LEAF assured, showing that food has been grown sustainably with care for the environment.
Withers Farm is a family run fruit farm established in 1958 and now celebrating over 50 years of fruit growing. During the past half a century they have evolved from a small, local farm serving wholesale markets using local labour, to one of the largest fruit farms in the country, supplying the major supermarkets and employing people from all over the world.
Withers Farm are also one of first UK farms to start growing Kiwi Berries.
George Leeds took over the family business and planted blueberries and then in 2012 began planting kiwiberries. Withers Farm started tabletop production in 1996 and has pioneered this system being first farm to grow large area of tabletops, first farm to take computerised glasshouse fertigation equipment to tunnel crops, first farm to grow coir in large areas.
Withers Farm is LEAF assured, showing that food has been grown sustainably with care for the environment.
BerryWorld berries are sourced from around the world to bring consumers the best varieties all year round. Why not click on each berry to see where it comes from?