21st July 2021
Macknade, Kent’s food & drink experts, are set to host the prestigious National Cherry & Soft Fruit Show at their Faversham store on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th July.
The event, normally held at the
Kent Show, attracts entries from across the UK and provides the opportunity for
the nations growers to showcase the superb variety and quality of soft and
stone fruit the country has to offer.
Tom Hulme, Chairman,
National Cherry & Soft Fruit Show
commented: ‘We are delighted that Macknade have agreed to host the show
judging and display the fruit at their Faversham store. This will ensure that
we continue to spread the good word of our industry, It’s National show and its
A bumper crop is expected to be
entered in this year’s contest including not only cherries but also
strawberries, raspberries and apricots.
On Friday 23rd, a
judging panel consisting of esteemed representatives from the fruit world, will
taste and score the varieties in each category.
Once judging has taken place,
the fruit will be displayed for sale on Saturday 24th July at
Macknade’s Faversham store, with 50% of the sale proceeds going directly to
support FoodLoop - an initiative which aims to reduce and re use
unnecessary food waste.
Finn Dunlop, Group
Purchasing Manager at Macknade said: ‘The
National Cherry & Soft Fruit Show presents an excellent opportunity at the
peak of the season, for us to highlight not only the myriad of incredible
fruits that can be produced in the UK, but also to raise awareness with our
community of the Food Loop initiative – a cause we passionately believe in.’
Macknade Faversham will open at
9am on Saturday 24th July, with fruit available at the front of the
store for customers to purchase.
To find out more about The
National Cherry & Soft Fruit Show, click here.
For more information about Macknade, please visit www.macknade.com