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Ice Cream Profits Soaring

14th August 2018

Kent ice cream maker says profits are soaring with UK temperatures A Kent ice cream maker says it is thanks to the hottest UK summer in decades that its ice cream sales are soaring. Ashford-based Simply Ice Cream, which supplies the likes of Waitrose, Co-op, Morrisons and numerous farmshops, independents and delis with its products…

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Enjoy the taste of summer at a Farmers’ Market

8th August 2018

The soft fruit season is at its peak. There’s berries, currents and late cherries at the county’s Farmers’ Markets. Fresh veg and salads are looking stunning with their summer colours. Whatever you buy savour the taste and the smells as growing seasons change. There are some great farmers’ markets in Kent and Tonbridge & Aylesford…

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Matt Sworder to Showcase Recipe from New Cook Book

Matt Sworder to Showcase Recipe from New Cook Book at Broadstairs Food Festival Matt Sworder, the chef owner of Kent’s award winning Corner House restaurants, will be showcasing recipes from his yet to be released cook book at the Broadstairs Food Festival on Saturday 29 September. Broadstairs Food Festival celebrates 10 years this year and The…

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AC Goatham & Son closer to greater supply chain automation

Prins Forklifts UK Ltd takes AC Goatham & Son a step closer to greater supply chain automation AC Goatham & Son has taken a step closer to greater automation across its farming and packing business with the delivery of its largest individual order of Mechanical Handling Equipment to date. The arrival of 26 brand new…

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Another fantastic haul at Great Taste Awards 2018

2nd August 2018

Kent producers go from local to global in the Great Taste Awards Produced in Kent members had a fantastic result in this year’s Great Taste Awards, announced at the end of July, with a whopping 18 products winning awards. The GTA, arranged by the Guild of Fine Food and described as the ‘Oscars’ of the food world, is an…

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Kent Producers are Rural Business Award Finalists

30th July 2018

Produced in Kent members dominate the Rural Business Award Finals We’re delighted that many of our members businesses have been announced as finalists in the Rural Business Awards 2018. The Rural Business Awards were established in late 2014 by Jemma Clifford and Anna Price – two business owners who work in rural Leicestershire. The first…

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What’s Paul Babra been up to?

27th July 2018

It’s been a privilege and honour to be a part of Festival of Thetford and Punjab, organised by Indi Sandhu, Director. The main purpose was to commemorate 125 year anniversary of Maharajah Duleep Singh the last Prince of Punjab of India who was the son of Maharajah Ranjit Singh the original owner of the“Kohinoor” diamond….

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2 Thanet businesses celebrate the harvest

25th July 2018

The rapeseed harvest is underway.  Fantastic summer weather has led to a fantastic harvest of Kentish rapeseed and two Thanet based businesses are celebrating. Simon Cannell, Managing Director of Baker’s Bicycle and Laura Bounds, Managing Director of Kentish Oils are checking this year’s bumper harvest. Baker’s Bicycle, the artisan bakers based in Margate, only use…

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Prom on the Farm at Solley’s is a success

Prom on the Farm at its new venue in the fields of Solley’s Ice Cream Parlour a resounding success!! On Sunday 1st July 2018, a spectacular Prom in aid of Martha Trust took place at the new venue in the fields of Solley’s Ice Cream Parlour. A host of local acts performed a variety of…

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Romney Marsh Wools are award-winners at Kent Show

Romney Marsh Wools picked up a number of awards at this year’s show – not only was our Merino fleece awarded a first prize and Romney fleece a third, we also were chosen as the ‘Best Trade Stand’ in the Produced in Kent area! The Kent Show was a brilliant weekend as ever and it…

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