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The English Apple Man


The Journal gives a weekly update on events in our English apple orchards, using pictures and video clips to follow seasonal activities and giving the consumer a level of detail not available from any other source.


All aspects of growing, harvesting, storage, grading, packing and marketing are included enabling consumers to understand the challenges English growers face in supplying our sophisticated market place.



12 January 2018 - Crikey, it's nearly mid January!


Each morning, as I get in the shower, its seems like only a few hours (not 24) since my last ablution.......


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05 January 2018 - What can we expect in 2018?


Looking into the future is a dangerous game - most predictions are proved wrong over time....however....


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29 December 2017 - a year of many contrasts


Looking back on 2017, there were many contrasting moments; 'personal' and 'professional' and in the world in general.


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22 December 2017 - Its only 'three more sleeps' to Christmas Day


'As the children say'.....only three more 'sleeps' to Christmas Day when Santa Claus calls...........


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15 December 2017 - The English Apple Man visits Kirkland's machinery demonstration day


Glossy new machinery is always appealing and there was plenty of it at Kirkland's Demonstration Day held at AC Goatham & Son's Griffins Farm last Friday - 8th December. More than 160 visitors attended the event, which is the third demonstration day since Kirkland re-located to Griffins Farm.


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08 December 2017 - NFU Farm Forum - Friendship, Fun and Food


On Friday 7th November, The English Apple Man attended a Farm Forum organised by Ashford & Tenterden National Farmers Union (NFU) Branch at Wittersham Village Hall.





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01 December 2017 - A right Royal opening and The English Apple Man makes juice, U40's Anniversay Ball and other bits and pieces


Today Friday 1st December HRH The Princess Royal formally opened the Arthur Goatham Building...........


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24 November 2017 - A quieter week for The English Apple Man - 'time to catch up'


With less pressure on my time, there is an opportunity to catch up with some of the visits The English Apple Man has been involved in these past weeks.....


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17 November 2017 - The English Apple Man visits 'even more' Supermarkets......


Last week The English Apple Man visited Tesco and M&S inspecting displays of Apples and Pears and purchasing samples for 'taste evaluation'


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10 November 2017 - The English Apple Man visits Supermarkets


Over the next two Journals, The English Apple Man will report on UK apples and pears on sale in our Supermarkets: this week - M&S and week: Waitrose, Sainsbury, Morrison. ASDA, LIDL and ALDI.


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It is now much easier to find a particular journal of interest. Just type your search terms into the search box or select the month and/or year and click Submit.




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I have completed the process of reworking my entire archive of journal pages into the style of the new website to make them more accessible to users of mobile phones etc.


Although the content now adapts to the size of the display, some of the archived journals still have photographs that won't fit and so get cropped. Archived journals are best viewed on a computer screen!



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