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13
Apr 2017
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           Angus Soft Fruits Ltd – the berry specialists are delighted to announce that they are launching 6 new AVA berry varieties in summer 2017. AVA Joy, AVA Surprise, AVA Star and AVA Blush include both June bearing and day neutral strawberry varieties. AVA Sunrise & AVA Sunset raspberries are the …

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13
Apr 2017
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Our growers have been busy, growing our delicious soft fruit and we are thrilled that we will have quite a few early strawberries this year (about 3-4 weeks early to be precise!). We also hope to extend our season by around 2 weeks in the Autumn, so that our fruit can be enjoyed for longer. …

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28
Jun 2016
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Kate and James Porter are two of our wonderful growers and have a really fantastic farm shop that is not to be missed called East Scryne Fruit. This rustic shop sells all of their delicious fruits grown on the farm as well as homemade jams and chutneys, locally sourced eggs and asparagus! You can sit …

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28
Jun 2016
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Hip Hip Horray!! The Scottish Karaka Black season has started early! These mammoth-sized, dark black shiny berries are exceptionally sweet with excellent flavour. Delicious in desserts, jams and preserves, and excellent for freezing. The usual seasonal window is X- Y but this year they have arrived a little early – all the better as this …

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28
Jun 2016
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Two of our lovely growers David and Michelle Porter have run Balhungie Berry Farm, since 1998 in the beautiful Monifieth in the East Coast of Scotland in Co. Angus.  They grow 20 acres of strawberries, 6 acres of raspberries, 150 acres of potatoes, 600 acres of cereal crops and they just started growing blueberries in …

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14
Apr 2016
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Did you see the Channel 4 show, The Food Chain on Monday 11 th April? If you missed it, here is the link. It shows how Angus Porter, one of our clever growers, grows raspberries in Scotland and where they end up… and we don’t want to spoil it, but they are fit for Royalty! …

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22
Sep 2015
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It’s here…it’s Scottish blueberry season and it’s here to stay until October/November. We have a group of 9 growers, some with 8 years experience, who all produce and hand-pick this super berry to ensure that only the best berries reach the supermarket shelves for you to enjoy at home. Our crops are grown under cover …

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24
Jul 2015
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For the past two years we have been donating our fruit to the Foster Carers Fun Day, and this year we donated again. The Fun Day for Foster Carer’s and their families was held at Crombie Park on 22 July between 12 and 4pm. It is estimated that 150 people attended the event. The day …

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26
Jun 2015
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Today we see the launch of the new AVA Berries website. AVA is the brand name given to a small group of  specially selected varieties of strawberries, raspberries and blackberries, chosen for their sweet taste and juicy texture. Have a look at the website and from here you can subscribe to our newsletter and follow us …

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17
Jun 2015
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We will be sampling our delicious AVA berries and Good Natured Fruit at this years Royal Highland Show from the 18th-21st June. Make sure you call by the food tent to try some delicious berries and we will be running a super summery competition! Follow our twitter feed for updates throughout the show. 

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