Greg visited Burrs Hill Farm - a Ribena blackcurrant farm in Kent - to find out how the much-loved British drink is made as it prepares for the annual harvest season.
With just over 90 percent of all British grown blackcurrants being used to make Ribena, ensuring the long-term viability of the environments they grow in is vital for future harvests. That is why even during the busy harvest season, biodiversity and sustainability remains a top priority for the business and its growers across the UK.
Nick Overy, whose farm it is, welcomed Greg to highlight the importance of protecting local wildlife throughout the growing process.
“It was great to meet Nick and team to learn more about the blackcurrant harvest and everything being done on the farm to boost sustainability. Due to the extreme weather conditions, this year’s harvest has not been without its challenges, so it was fascinating to understand how Nick is managing this and how Ribena is helping in the longer term by breeding climate change resilient blackcurrant varieties. Nick’s farm is going from strength to strength and I look forward to continuing to support him.”