Paul Ward from Mole End Farms supplies us with apples, pears and plums from his four farms in West Kent. A passion for growing fruit as well as a belief that it can be done well organically led Paul to buy his first orchard in 1993 as a hobby. He now grows around 700-800 tonnes every year and supplied us with over 400 tonnes in 2009.
Growing perennial crops organically is very difficult and needs a lot of attention to detail but in the 17 years that Paul has been farming he has only ever grown organic. He believes in working with nature and leaving as gentle a footprint as possible.