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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2 weeks ago

The Great Fruit & Veg Adventure

Can anyone help our friends at Redfox Executive Selection Ltd with this "quince" request?! 😃Quince required! An amazing client of ours is looking for a years round supply of Quince to be used in their award winning gin. Need traceability etc for BRC. Distillery based in Kettering. Any suggestions please?! Email ... See MoreSee Less

Can anyone help our friends at Redfox Executive Selection Ltd with this quince request?! 😃

2 weeks ago

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May be of interest to some of our Farming friends in the fresh sectors 🙂Farms Director Required For One of The Sectors True "Winning" Businesses. CLICK TO VIEW FULL DETAILS - ... See MoreSee Less

May be of interest to some of our Farming friends in the fresh sectors 🙂

3 weeks ago

The Great Fruit & Veg Adventure

Great news all round...🙂Today the UK Government has confirmed that it will ban ivory sales to protect the future of elephants in Africa and Asia. The robust measures being introduced will make the ban the toughest in Europe and one of the toughest in the world.

We would like to thank all of you that responded to the Government’s consultation on the issue, which has informed the finer details of the ban. The consultation attracted more than 70,000 responses, making it one of DEFRA’s biggest consultations ever. An incredible 88% of respondents were in favour of the ban.

Tusk’s Chief Executive, Charlie Mayhew said, "We are delighted that the Government has listened to our concerns and given the overwhelming public response to their consultation is now moving decisively to introduce tough legislation to ban the trade in ivory in the UK. The narrowly defined exemptions are pragmatic. The ban will ensure there is no value for modern day ivory and the tusks of recently poached elephants can not enter the UK market. We welcome the fact that Ministers are sending such a clear message to the world that the illegal wildlife trade can not be tolerated and every effort will be made to halt the shocking decline in Africa’s elephant population in recent years.”

To read more about the story please click on the link

Photo Credits David Yarrow Photography

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

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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