The Great Fruit Adventure - Africa

The Great Fruit & Veg Adventure began its journey when Max and Gareth set off on two Triumph motorcycles from New Spitalfields Market in London in November 2016…. travelling some 18,000 kilometres, through 18 countries, meeting and greeting over 5,000 school children and experiencing first hand life on fresh produce farms throughout Africa.

2 men, 18 countries, 18,000 km, ONE Mission – meet, learn and educate about fresh produce.  London to Africa – DONE!

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We are raising money for three great charities

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You can donate to our great charities via our JustGiving page

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22 hours ago

The Great Fruit & Veg Adventure

It nearly put us off avocado's...nearly...😉😉

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Wait for it....😂🥑

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2 days ago

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Baby onions all tucked up & enjoying warm temperatures & some needed rain in the UK to get them to full onion “adulthood” 😊 ... See MoreSee Less

Baby onions all tucked up & enjoying warm temperatures & some needed rain in the UK to get them to full onion “adulthood” 😊

2 days ago

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The unheard of supply chain for our food & our consumables keeps moving on 24/7 🚂🚂😊😊 #supply #supplychain #logistics #consumables ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

The Great Fruit & Veg Adventure

Wonder how more fresh produce could be sold via "New Retail"🙂New Retail. It is the future...is it? Expect so....

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3 days ago

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So why have got pictures of timber and associated forestry machinery on our page?!

Well…wood is the unsung hero of the fresh sectors. Its uses are numerous from making pallets so all of the lovely fruit and veg can be efficiently transported, to the packaging that keeps the produce safe and secure for us all to making the roofs for the produce growers pack houses across the world! It is also a very sustainable product as for each tree cut down in the UK another one or two are planted to replace it 😊😊

#freshproduce #pallets #forestrycommission
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So why have got pictures of timber and associated forestry machinery on our page?! 

Well…wood is the unsung hero of the fresh sectors. Its uses are numerous from making pallets so all of the lovely fruit and veg can be efficiently transported, to the packaging that keeps the produce safe and secure for us all to making the roofs for the produce growers pack houses across the world! It is also a very sustainable product as for each tree cut down in the UK another one or two are planted to replace it 😊😊

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Great Fruit Adventure

An amazing initiative to excite kids, their schools and their families to BUY, ENJOY and CONSUME more fresh produce.

With ongoing childhood obesity and health issues globally, combined with more food businesses looking to sell high margin sugary drinks and snack products to an ever younger audience, we want to make a difference.
Did you know…
  • The cost of obesity to the NHS in the UK is £5 billion per year
  • Fruit & Veg consumption are critical to tackling type two diabetes
  • Obesity is the number 3 global social burden after smoking and war/terrorism
  • The UK consumes 240g of fruit and veg a day but the recommendation is 400g
  • Children consume up to 85% more fruit and veg when they have fun names or shapes