As 2018 draws to a close, our teams are celebrating a successful year. The dry summer created additional challenges but we worked hard to set the farm up for Harvest 2019. Over 4,000 acres have been drilled, and winter crops are now successfully established. The arable ground is based around a wide rotation of crops. These include winter wheat and cover crops, which enhance crop production, spread business risk and boost biodiversity.
Why Cover Crops?
The introduction of cover crops to the rotation 5 years ago displays our passion for environmentally-responsible farming. The crops provide a valuable habitat for wildlife, improves local water quality Read More
Strawberries are one of our main crops here at E C Drummond, and there has never been a better time to indulge in this super fruit. As consumers become increasingly aware of the need to eat better quality food, our teams strive to cultivate the very best, nutritionally dense strawberries. The fruits themselves are a rich source of vitamins C and K as well as providing a good dose of fibre, folic acid, manganese and potassium. We go to great lengths to ensure that our strawberries are the highest quality possible, both in terms of taste and nutritional value. We are proud to be one of the leading Read More
E C Drummond have hit the ground running in 2018 as we kick start the strawberry planting season. Set in some 90 hectares of Herefordshire countryside, The Homme Farm in Ross-on-Wye produces over 1600 tonnes of quality soft fruit. As key suppliers to major supermarkets across the UK, E C Drummond prioritise the strawberry planting season to meet the demand.
Cultivating quality is at the core of all we do. In order to do this, we know that we need to build more than just a thriving business, we need to build a thriving team. The E C Drummond farms are supervised by highly skilled managers who have Read More
Winter is typically a slower season for many as people wind down to Christmas, however this is not the case at E C Drummond! Our dedicated staff work on our Hampshire and Herefordshire farms all year round to preserve and protect our quality produce. Crops are continuously being planted and nurtured to keep a constant supply of soft fruit and arable to major national retailers.
It all starts with the soil
The best way to get the best crops is planting them in good soil. E C Drummond have over 50 years’ experience in arable farming and we go the extra Read More
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
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.