Priti Patel MP helps bring in the harvest
The Witham MP, Priti Patel, has today (9.10.20) visited the orchards at Daymens Hill Farm in Tolleshunt Major, for a tour and to help with the harvesting of a wide variety of apples
Ralph and Mary Hayter, the owners of the farm, hosted Priti’s tour and gave her an update on their progress with the harvest and how they’ve coped during the lockdown. Daymens Hill Farm is family owned and specialises in the growing of apples and pears, as well as supplying freshly pressed juices.
After her tour, Priti said: “It is always a pleasure to see the harvest being brought in, particularly when it is home grown produce of this impressive quality. Businesses like these are the lifeblood of our local and national economy. I hope local people will give Daymens Hill Farm their full support. Their fruit and juices can be obtained from many local shops and from the farm itself.”
Ralph Hayter, owner of the farm said: “It was a pleasure to show Priti around our orchards and to talk with her about the challenges we face in our market sector and our future prospects.”