Follow Max MacGillivray and Gareth Jones as they motorbike from London to Cape Town! En route they will be visiting amazing farms and fresh produce growers to educate kids and their families on great fresh food!

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The Great Fruit Adventure - Africa 2016 added 9 new photos — with Max MacGillivray.

WHAT A GREAT VISIT TO THE CITRUS GROWERS ASSOCIATION IN SOUTH AFRICA!

Late last week, Max & Gareth had the pleasure to ride into Durban and meet with Justin Chadwick and his amazing team from the Citrus Growers Association (CGA)

If you are not aware, the CGA was established by South African citrus growers in the wake of deregulation in the country in 1997. Growers interests are proactively managed through representation to citrus industry stakeholders – including government, exporters, research institutions and suppliers to the citrus industry. As such the CGA represents the bulk of the interests of the producers of export citrus in South Africa. In total approximately 1400 growers throughout Southern Africa (including Zimbabwe and Swaziland) are members of the Association.

The CGA and FRUIT SOUTH AFRICA have also been instrumental in complying and creating an amazing tour of South African produce for Max & Gareth since they entered the country earlier in the month. Thank you from all of The Great Fruit Adventure team Justin and especially to Gloria Weare at CGA for doing the hard miles trying to sort out our troublesome twosome with their visits!

At the office, Max & Gareth met with the whole team and heard of the great work that they do in the sector. Justin then very kindly took them down to Durban Port to see the facility that handles the bulk of citrus export from South Africa to locations globally.

Citrus in South Africa looks to be certainly in rude health with Justin and his team guiding the sector through perhaps choppy commercial waters for all the South African Growers.
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WHAT A GREAT VISIT TO THE CITRUS GROWERS ASSOCIATION IN SOUTH AFRICA!

Late last week, Max & Gareth had the pleasure to ride into Durban and meet with Justin Chadwick and his amazing team from the Citrus Growers Association (CGA)

If you are not aware, the CGA was established by South African citrus growers in the wake of deregulation in the country in 1997. Growers interests are proactively managed through representation to citrus industry stakeholders – including government, exporters, research institutions and suppliers to the citrus industry.  As such the CGA represents the bulk of the interests of the producers of export citrus in South Africa.  In total approximately 1400 growers throughout Southern Africa (including Zimbabwe and Swaziland) are members of the Association. 

The CGA and FRUIT SOUTH AFRICA have also been instrumental in complying and creating an amazing tour of South African produce for Max & Gareth since they entered the country earlier in the month. Thank you from all of The Great Fruit Adventure team Justin and especially to Gloria Weare at CGA for doing the hard miles trying to sort out our troublesome twosome with their visits! 

At the office, Max & Gareth met with the whole team and heard of the great work that they do in the sector. Justin then very kindly took them down to Durban Port to see the facility that handles the bulk of citrus export from South Africa to locations globally. 

Citrus in South Africa looks to be certainly in rude health with Justin and his team guiding the sector through perhaps choppy commercial waters for all the South African Growers.

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Louis ClaassenJacomien looks good on that 800

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The Great Fruit Adventure - Africa 2016 added 3 new photos — with Max MacGillivray and Gareth Jones.

Meet one of our South African fresh produce hero's! Everyone that Max and Gareth has met to date knows of the great Klonkie Klaasen one of South Africa's citrus operational experts.

He very kindly met up with them on the road to Durban on his hugely impressive BMW to give them safe escort prior to the chaps meeting with Justin and his great team at the Citrus Growers Association.

Thank you Klonkie for the safe escort for Max & Gareth. They would love to view your facility when they are next over please!
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Meet one of our South African fresh produce heros! Everyone that Max and Gareth has met to date knows of the great Klonkie Klaasen one of South Africas citrus operational experts.

He very kindly met up with them on the road to Durban on his hugely impressive BMW to give them safe escort prior to the chaps meeting with Justin and his great team at the Citrus Growers Association.

Thank you Klonkie for the safe escort for Max & Gareth. They would love to view your facility when they are next over please!

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Louis ClaassenOnly a pleasure and privilege to ride with this 2 guys.

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Gloria WeareSorry we couldn't give you more time with Klonkie, but all the more reason for a return trip!

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Dolph ClaassenJa a tipical Claassen.working themself into the ground Wel gedaan Boet

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Russell WarrenNice Klonkie!!!😊

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When you have a bad day at work!

Max & Gareth where making great time yesterday from Durban to Elliott through some amazing roads before they hit a road block, which turned out to be a lorry that had slightly lost his way as you will see!

The driver was all OK fortunately and such instances on this stretch of road are very commonplace apparently as so twisty and so steep. Luckily this lorry was empty but in their configuration fully loaded they can take 34 tonnes of cargo. Need to be a switched on driver in South Africa that is for sure....
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When you have a bad day at work!

Max & Gareth where making great time yesterday from Durban to Elliott through some amazing roads before they hit a road block, which turned out to be a lorry that had slightly lost his way as you will see! 

The driver was all OK fortunately and such instances on this stretch of road are very commonplace apparently as so twisty and so steep. Luckily this lorry was empty but in their configuration fully loaded they can take 34 tonnes of cargo. Need to be a switched on driver in South Africa that is for sure....

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Spike WellsIf they passing through the garden route towards Capetown anytime soon and need accommodation they can use my house there ( Knysna) ... Max can PM me if it is of interest altho am sure he has a plan !

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The Great Fruit Adventure - Africa 2016 in Elliot, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Great B&B in Elliott, South Africa!
This was the overnight stop for Max & Gareth, "The Guardians" near the town of Elliott in South Africa. A welcome break after another 500kms on some amazing roads. The rocks overlooking the Guest House are the "Guardians" protecting the guests!
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Spike WellsMax PM me if you passing thro Knysna on garden route to Capetown you are welcome to use my place

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Justin ChadwickGlad you got there safely and the Guardians looked after you

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Louis ClaassenNow you entering the most beautiful part of Sa

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Nicky HendersonKeep safe.

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CALLING ALL FRUIT SOUTH AFRICA PARTNERS & GROWERS. WE WANT OUR SCHOOLS GLOBALLY TO SEE YOUR GREAT FRESH PRODUCE PICTURES!

We have all been amazed by the fantastic fresh produce and inspirational growers that Max & Gareth have seen as they have been travelling through wonderful South Africa! But we want to see MORE! So we have set up a competition that will run up to the end of the FRUIT LOGISTICA event in Berlin on the 10th of Feb for you to show the world how great and beautiful South African Fresh Produce is!

We want to see YOUR pictures of amazing fresh produce or/and the people behind them. Everyone in fresh produce in South Africa we are sure has a collection of pictures that they are very very proud of and now is the time to show them and rightly so show them off! We want to share them with all of the thousands of kids, their schools and their families that are following Max & Gareth from all around the world so they too can be inspired by brilliant and healthy fresh produce.

The winning picture is going to win an amazing piece of artwork from the inspirational KAROSS business who Max & Gareth had the pleasure to meet as part of their trip

KAROSS was founded as a way of bringing sustainable opportunities for mainly rural women to make a living in South Africa. When you see a KAROSS product, you are looking at the embodiment of passion for colour and the tactile experience of African culture. The 100% handcrafted products are of extraordinary beauty, combined with durable quality and exquisite attention to detail. To view their website, CLICK HERE - kaross.co.za/

So, please post up your pictures on our Facebook page or Twitter page - twitter.com/fruitadventure so we can share them with the rest of the world!

PLEASE LIKE AND SHARE THIS POSTING. WE WANT TO SEE AS MANY PICTURES AS WE CAN TO SHOW ALL OF THE KIDS YOUR FANTASTIC SOUTH AFRICAN FRESH PRODUCE!
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CALLING ALL FRUIT SOUTH AFRICA PARTNERS & GROWERS. WE WANT OUR SCHOOLS GLOBALLY TO SEE YOUR GREAT FRESH PRODUCE PICTURES!

We have all been amazed by the fantastic fresh produce and inspirational growers that Max & Gareth have seen as they have been travelling through wonderful South Africa! But we want to see MORE! So we have set up a competition that will run up to the end of the FRUIT LOGISTICA event in Berlin on the 10th of Feb for you to show the world how great and beautiful South African Fresh Produce is! 

We want to see YOUR pictures of amazing fresh produce or/and the people behind them. Everyone in fresh produce in South Africa we are sure has a collection of pictures that they are very very proud of and now is the time to show them and rightly so show them off! We want to share them with all of the thousands of kids, their schools and their families that are following Max & Gareth from all around the world so they too can be inspired by brilliant and healthy fresh produce. 

The winning picture is going to win an amazing piece of artwork from the inspirational KAROSS business who Max & Gareth had the pleasure to meet as part of their trip

KAROSS was founded as a way of bringing sustainable opportunities for mainly rural women to make a living in South Africa. When you see a KAROSS product, you are looking at the embodiment of passion for colour and the tactile experience of African culture. The 100% handcrafted products are of extraordinary beauty, combined with durable quality and exquisite attention to detail. To view their website, CLICK HERE - https://kaross.co.za/

So, please post up your pictures on our Facebook page or Twitter page - https://twitter.com/fruitadventure so we can share them with the rest of the world!

PLEASE LIKE AND SHARE THIS POSTING. WE WANT TO SEE AS MANY PICTURES AS WE CAN TO SHOW ALL OF THE KIDS YOUR FANTASTIC SOUTH AFRICAN FRESH PRODUCE!

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KarossMaking Kaross art while working with Beautiful Citrus! Can only be GREAT.

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KarossIn the Orchards, taking a #karossart break

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KarossLooking after our Children...

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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
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  • 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
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