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Leading on farm innovation

We lead the field in farming innovations. If we’re not moving forward, we’re going backward. As industry and cultural attitudes change, so does our desire to innovate more, remaining ahead of the curve to deliver the highest quality fruit produced in line with the highest environmental standards.

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Robotic highways project

  • The Robotic highways project exists to improve accurate forecasting. It will increase farm productivity packhouse and farm labour, whilst reducing fruit waste and fungicide use and ultimately eliminating fossil fuel use.
  • Partner in the biggest agri-tech robotics demonstration  project in the UK funded by Innovate UK (£2.6 m) under  their Transforming Food Production framework
  • The project will demonstrate the outputs of multiple  previous research projects
  • It will be the largest known global demonstration of  autonomous robots that will fuse eight application  technologies working on a single farm
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Robotic highways project

The Robotic highways project exists to improve accurate forecasting. It will increase farm productivity whilst reducing packhouse and farm labour, fruit waste and fungicide use, and ultimately eliminating fossil fuel use.

  • Partner in the biggest agri-tech robotics demonstration  project in the UK funded by Innovate UK (£2.6 m) under  their Transforming Food Production framework
  • The project will demonstrate the outputs of multiple  previous research projects
  • It will be the largest known global demonstration of  autonomous robots that will fuse eight application  technologies working on a single farm
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How the process works

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Refrigeration locks in flavour

We cool each pallet individually using Fromfoid cooling pods which feature patented designs, to increase chilling and energy efficiencies. Each product has a set cooling time dependent on its arrival temperature. There is an auto-off function once the process is complete, meaning that we never cool longer than we need to, saving energy and cooling our fruit at an average of 50% faster than previously.

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One of the UK’s biggest packing facilities

Berry Gardens is wholly owned and run by growers. Berry Gardens provides an outstanding service to ensure a seamless supply. Clock House Farm is responsible for over 20% of the grower group produce – with Berry Gardens’ Packing facility (the UK’s largest) strategically positioned on Clock House Farm to enable maximum efficiency of fresh fruit delivery.

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Refrigeration locks in flavour

We cool each pallet individually using Fromfoid cooling pods which feature patented designs, to increase chilling and energy efficiencies. Each product has a set cooling time dependent on its arrival temperature. There is an auto-off function once the process is complete, meaning that we never cool longer than we need to, saving energy and cooling our fruit at an average of 50% faster than previously.

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One of the UK’s biggest packing facilities

Berry Gardens is wholly owned and run by growers. Berry Gardens provides an outstanding service to ensure a seamless supply. Clock House Farm is responsible for over 20% of the grower group produce – with Berry Gardens’ Packing facility (the UK’s largest) strategically positioned on Clock House Farm to enable maximum efficiency of fresh fruit delivery.

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Heated production

Our heat source is an innovative form of renewable energy – derived from the River Medway. We use a heat pump to remove one to two degrees from a small proportion of the river water to achieve pipe temperature in the greenhouse of up to 50 degrees.

Extend season

Major investment

Offset import

Less waste

Environmental credibility

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The facility in numbers

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Hectares heated production facility

300

producing 300 tonnes of blackberries

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producing 150 tonnes of raspberries

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producing 200 tonnes of strawberries

Innovative growers

We’re working hard to explore how the business can meet the UK Government’s commitment to net zero emissions by 2050.

Innovative growers

The cycle of our vertically integrated farming system, producing reliable and efficient fruit production.

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