Based in Northern Italy in the picturesque Vinschgau Valley, while VIP is one of Europe’s biggest organic apple cooperatives, it is characterised by being made up of many small, local farmers  who have been caring for their farms for many years. As a long-standing supplier of ours, we have been working closely with VIP for well over a decade.

The Vinschgau Valley is the perfect climate for organic apple growing with hot summer days but cool nights which gives the apples their perfect taste and colour.  These small, mostly family run, farms lead to genuine dedication and care for the soils, biodiversity and natural landscape, ensuring a sustained future of organic production in this perfectly balanced growing region. 

Campisi Italia

As a specialist in organic lemons, Campisi Italia’s success has been rooted from a passion for organic agriculture and a drive for innovation.

Lying between the sea and the backcountry around Siracusa is a fertile plain, never exceeding 210metres above sea level: it is the most suitable land to grow lemons. Warm sun, damp air, an alluvial soil rich in limestone, subterranean rivers. All of that contributes to nourish fruits and moisten trees with all the essential elements that make our lemons extraordinary.

All the organic lemons are carefully handpicked, with harvest starting in September, following through until June. Our long and close relationship with Campisi not only ensures the best quality but also delivers continued supply for the UK market. 

Rudford Farm Ltd

EFC produces its own British  Organic Apples grown by it’s teams at Rudford Farms across three orchards in Gloucestershire and Herefordshire. The oldest orchard was planted in 2006 whilst the most recent will be come organic in 2024 following planting in 2021.

Our vision for the orchards is coupling of growing great tasting organic apple varieties that can withstand and flourish in a UK climate while integrating a plan that supports nature and biodiversity.  Around the farm we have created habitat and structures for wildlife corridors and particularly to encourage native and solitary bees which are known to support ecosystems and improve pollination. Since we started the nature plan in 2021, we have commissioned support and monitoring from Cheshire Wildlife Trust. It is exciting and satisfying to see the positive impacts we have had to date, and what is still to come.



WCB Boerdery

EFC has been working together with Warren Bam since he started his own farming operation in 2013. He is one of the world’s leading growers of organic grapes having set up on his own after managing other grape farms. The opportunity to move from employee to business owner emerged as the new government in South Africa wanted to bring about change. Funds became accessible under the black economic empowerment schemes and the journey to organic grape farmer commenced. 

The farm located close to Saron, 2 hours from Cape Town and near the Winterhoek Wilderness Area and mountains, is surrounded by uncultivated, wild land and birdlife. The organic grapes are grown in the sandy soils with nutrition from Warren’s in-house made compost, all which makes for a farm which enhances the local environment and wildlife. 

Warren also does much to improve the lives of his workers and their families, from renovating their houses, supporting The Agricultural Partnership for Rural Youth Development, and donating to local community care programmes. 

At EFC we benefit from receiving exceptional quality organic grapes from the best varieties to supply to our customers.