Welcome to our countryside.
Our trusted team are kept very busy tending our orchards across 28 farms. It's a good thing that we are all early risers; nearly two million trees demand constant care and attention throughout the year. We have to be flexible and adaptable to these needs by monitoring the changing situation for each and every tree.
Monitoring is the key to sustainable management of our natural resources, and we like to do things a little differently.
(Excuse the brief lapse into jargon, but this is an important point). We have developed a system to constantly monitor sixty core soil samples per hectare, a first.
Why? Simply because it allows us to be more attentive to the smallest detail of every orchard, of every tree and ultimately every apple or pear.
As long as the weather is warm enough for helpful bugs and bees, we encourage the growth of natural flowers amongst the trees. Our flowering orchards are attractive to the human eye and to Mother Nature. The flowers provide nectar to feed insects, sustaining a community that helps to preserve the natural balance between trees, soil and wildlife.
Another innovation saw us establish a network of bee hotels, encouraging these critical little critters to thrive.
At Goatham's we see ourselves as much more than fruit farmers, we have an obligation as custodians of the countryside to make a positive difference in everything that we do. It's a living tribute to the vision of our Grandfather, Arthur.