There is a great demand for English fruit in preference to imports when it is available, so by growing fruit on various geographical sites, the length of the UK season can be optimised.
Although Haven and Coombe Farm are only a mile from Winterwood, the Southern facing slope of Coombe Farm means that the same crop will be 3 weeks earlier on that site compared to Winterwood, and Haven Farm falls roughly in the middle.
Winterood Farms Ltd has recently added an additional 16 acres of ground locally to its area farmed. This new farm called “Haven Farm” is now run together with Coombe Farm. This fertile ground will be used to extend the production of soft fruit predominantly Raspberries and Blackberries.
Winterwood Farm comprises just under 50 acres of good soft fruit ground, on a well drained very fine sandy loam. The farm grows Raspberries, Redcurrants, Blackcurrants, Blackberries and Gooseberries.