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.