Popular fuit and veg farm named joint winner of industry awardBy Laura Herbert
March 01, 2013
A popular fruit and vegetable farm has been crowned joint winner of an industry award.
Grays Farm, in Heathlands Road, scooped the Pick Your Own of the Year award for the first time.
The coveted strawberry trophy was presented to owner Peter Gray by Rita Exner, a representative from The National Farmers’ & Retail Markets’ Association (FARMA) on Saturday.
The farm was named joint winner alongside Garsons, from Esher, Surrey.
Mr Gray said: “It is very good to have won. It was a very difficult year last year. The weather was horrible, particularly in spring and early summer.
“It was dull, wet and cold and it wasn’t until August that the weather improved so it made it very difficult.
“We are hoping for a good year this year with lots of customers and good crops.”
The farm is currently closed and will open in mid-April for rhubarb and fully open on Saturday, May 18, to customers offering other crops including strawberries and potatoes.