Asda farmers recognised as being the ‘Best in Britain’

Here at Asda we always aim to work with the best British farmers to provide our customers with the best possible fresh food we can.

Working with the best farmers means that our customers benefit from the exceptional care and attention to detail they use when growing their crops and tending to their livestock.

And as a mark of how good our supplying farmers are, two of them have recently been recognised as being the best in the country at what they do.

Taking the top accolades at the Farmers Weekly Awards was Guy Poskitt, one of Asda’s major vegetable suppliers who grows more than 500ha of carrots a year. Guy was named British Arable Farmer of the Year and topped that off by winning the overall title of British Farmer of the Year too.

Farmers Weekly editor Jane King said Guy and his family had built a phenomenal, sustainable business by innovating within the supply chain.

The business is a leader in carrot production, providing season-long crops to Asda.

It is this kind of business mind and commitment to the industry that ensures we’re able to bring you the very best fresh produce every day and we’re delighted that Guy’s hard work and dedication has been rewarded with this national award.

Also recognised as a leader in his field was poultry farmer and Asda supplier Mark Gorton. Like Guy, Mark is an innovator in farming and works hard to ensure his poultry are reared in sustainable, welfare friendly conditions. Indeed Mark was a pioneer of organic poultry production and has grown his business from just 12 turkeys on 1987.

It’s always nice to see excellence and hard work being rewarded and both Guy and Mark represent everything that’s great about British farming and the farmers that supply Asda week in-week out.

Posted by Pearce on 09 October 2012
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