As the first official month of Autumn, September has seen our staff as busy as ever with harvest across 10,000 hectares of farmland. The E C Drummond farm is split three ways between arable, soft fruit and poultry, and arable definitely takes centre stage each Autumn. Our Hampshire and Herefordshire farms grow wheat, barley and oilseed rape alongside our first-class potatoes. Typical British weather has hit many arable crops hard, however, our harvesting team have worked tirelessly to protect and bring in the best crop yield we possibly can.
The start of Wimbledon means that summer is finally here, and what better way to celebrate than with the obligatory strawberries and cream while watching your favourite players at the Tennis Championships! As a leading supplier to Wm Morrison’s, we are working hard to provide the freshest produce possible, and here we take a closer look at our patented strawberry growing process.
Starting out strong
Summer is right around the corner and the E C Drummond headquarters are simply buzzing with activity. After our spring planting frenzy, our crops are growing thick and fast thanks to the mild weather we have been enjoying. At E C Drummond, we take great pride in the quality of the produce that we distribute to our customers nationwide. From perfect potatoes to stellar strawberries, cultivating crops is a science that we have spent years honing and refining. Here we let you in on our secrets to success in supplying premium produce year in year out.
Invest in the ground
Every fruit or vegetable grown at E C Drummond has been under the Read More
Welcome to the Spring edition of the E C Drummond newsletter and things are certainly ramping up here on the farm! Our teams are hard at work preparing the packing houses for a busy harvest season in a few short months. Cultivations are well on the way for potatoes and cereal crops and the drill/planter isn’t far behind. Our first strawberry crops of the year are coming along nicely, and our purpose built packing house is really starting to take shape. At E C Drummond we prioritise sustainable farming and environmental awareness, and as we go into full picking and packing mode, we remained focused on how to achieve the Read More
Happy New Year from all the team at E C Drummond, and welcome to our first newsletter of 2017. We are well in to the new season already and this year is set to be one of our busiest yet. Read on to get the inside scoop on the plans to increase productivity here on the farm.
New Season, New Plants
January has seen the start of our strawberry planting. The planting process requires precision planning and preparation, and in addition to traditional poly tunnels, we have continued to invest in table top growing systems to increase our crop yield.
New Season, New Systems
Winner: E C Drummond (Agriculture) Ltd
The judges commented that EC Drummond epitomised Agriculture as a high tech industry. Operating over 6 counties, the judges commented EC Drummond had seen dramatic growth in recent years, and fully understand balancing the four main areas of the business with the views of local authorities and residents to not only protect the environment but to be seen doing it. The marketing of their produce displays similar good sense and is equally split between contract and the spot market, the extents on of their contract business is equally impressive and has grown buy recommendation and Read More
Every summer, Morrisons are supplied with in-season, plump and juicy raspberries from dedicated farmers like Ben Drummond and his family.
Picked within an hour of first light on Homme Farm, Ben’s raspberries are then cooled very quickly to maintain their fantastically fresh flavour.
“We’ve been working with Morrisons for six or seven years and we find them very open and straightforward to deal with. We speak around once a day during harvesting.”
– Ben, Homme Farm
A MAIZE maze is set to be a top school holiday attraction after it was created by the owners of a farm shop.
E.C Drummond and Son planted the giant six-acre maze using sweetcorn crops with a design including the shape of a Second World War Spitfire fighter plane.