In the 1990s, Paul and Sara Ward moved the country. They bought a house in the Kentish Weald which had four and a half acres of neglected orchards and wild flower meadows.
They weren’t in farming at the time but suddenly they felt inspired, especially upon discovering that an estimated 90% of the organic fruit sold in Britain is imported. This is mad, they thought. So, they set out to change this.
They started off supplying a supermarket but in 2006 nearly 90% of their plum crop was rejected. “We’d been supplying them for nine years,” Paul says. Nowadays, they steer clear of the big guns. Instead, they send their delicious orchard fruits – including these scrumptious apples – to farm shops and box schemes like ours.
Apples are low in fat and calories, which makes them an ideal healthy snack. They are even shown to lower blood cholesterol. Joint problems can be helped by eating apples, as they aid the disposal of unwanted waste in your system.
Storage and prep
As a snack, the only preparation needed is a quick rinse under the tap. Unpeeled apples will provide you with the most vitamin C and fibre. Also without the use of pesticides and other chemicals on our apples, there will be no harm if you dig straight into your fruit box delivered to your door! Apples can last longer than most other fruits, but are better when fresh. We recommend you keep them in your fridge to keep their crunchy, crisp taste.