A FAMILY business which was set up more than 50 years ago and now supplies fruit to UK supermarkets has been nominated for this year’s farming awards.

Moor Court Farm in Lyonshall, near Kington, supplies soft fruit to Waitrose and M&S and has expanded over recent years.

Katherine Cripps has nominated the Price family for the Fruit or Hop Farmer of the Year award.

She said: “It is a family business established over 50 years ago, and is now run by Eric and Clare Price, their son Chris and his wife Catherine.

“Originally a small mixed farm, they have expanded greatly over the past 15 years and now grow cider apples, premium soft fruit including cherries, strawberries and blueberries, supplying to M&S and Waitrose.

“This year the farm is adding to their crops with raspberries. With further increased acreage, they are always maximising their opportunities and this is supported by an excellent team of pickers.

“Chris and Catherine have two young children who are also passionate about farming, and they are keen to look at the continued succession of the business.

“In addition to the fruit enterprise they also have a substantial arable and cattle operation, but it is the fruit which has really expanded over the last few years.

“I have tasted the fruit and can definitely confirm that it is absolutely delicious.”

Awards entries are invited from across Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire.

To nominate yourself or someone else for an award visit herefordtimes.com/awards/tcf

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