Four Elms Fruit Farm are growers of a wide variety of premium quality apples and producers of multi-award winning apple juices. Established over 90 years ago, Four Elms Fruit Farm is now into its third generation of family ownership.
14 varieties of apple are grown on the 70 acre farm, including; Cox, Egremont Russet, Bramley, Braeburn and Gala.
What a start to the month!!
As many of you will already be aware there was a considerable amount of snow (for the South-West) early this month. The main bulk arrived at the farm and surrounding areas on the 1st March. It wasn't long after lunch that the traffic ground to a halt on Four Elms Hill (the main A road through the area - A3052). Seeing the difficulties developing Mark and Richard prepared the tractors with towing chains and launched into action. Between them with the assistance of employee Trevor (coordinating and attaching towing eyes), they managed to rescue 2 double decker buses and approximately 50 vehicles!! A satisfying and rewarding job well done.
Thank you to all patient drivers on the hill as we worked from top to bottom.
After the chaos had passed, some beautiful winter scenes were left by 'the beast from the East' (more photos in gallery).
The following day there was no rest for the wicked! Mark had gone home the previous evening in one of the tractors to Sidmouth and returned with no problems. Trevor (who lives locally) had walked in and apple juice production continued (a lovely drop of Russet juice). But not all community support was complete for Richard! He had changed vehicles and ventured out into Harpford and the surrounding area with the JCB. Roads cleared and access restored...
In other news this month 'The Apple Shed' is now closed for the season (odd bits and pieces can be found with prior notice for the coming week 5th - 9th).
We would like to thank all of our customers for your great support over 2017/2018. Soon we will be out pruning and before you know it I will be updating you on the estimated crop for this year. Take care and keep warm!
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