Our Growers

Whether our berries are home grown or sourced from overseas, you can be sure that every effort is taken to hand pick the best in season berries

At BerryWorld, we pride ourselves on the long standing relationship we hold with our berry farmers and focus on developing their farms to maintain sustainable berry production for generations to come. Every BerryWorld berry is carefully hand-picked by highly trained pickers straight into the punnet you buy to minimise any damage to the delicate fruit and ensure you get the best quality berry.

Strawberry Jo, Jordan

Strawberry Jordan Nursery was established in 2005 by Ahmad Omar and has supplied BerryWorld with strawberries since 2012. Strawberry Jordan farm in Madaba, Jordan is 800 metres above sea level, resulting in great tasting, sweet berries.

Ahmad, his wife Yasmine and their team grow strawberries in Jordan from the beginning of October and they supply the UK market into February. All 80 hectares are covered by high tunnels to protect against rain and frosts, maximising quality for BerryWorld consumers.

Strawberry Jordan Nursery is BRC, Global Gap, Red Tractor, Sedex, LEAF, and Nuture certified, showing that berries have been grown ethically and sustainably with care for the environment.

Strawberry Jo
Arofa Farms, Spain

Arofa established in 1983, is a Spanish family business owned by the Arotzarena family. Originally set up for strawberry production in Lepe, Spain, the company then began raspberry production in 1994. Francisco Arotzarena and his team have supplied BerryWorld since 1992.

The Arofa team want to delight each consumer when they open a punnet; they carefully grow and handpick the best varieties for every BerryWorld punnet.

Arofa are BRC, Global Gap and LEAF certified, showing that berries have been grown ethically and sustainably with care for the environment.

Fransico Crop
Jennen Family Farm Market, Canada

Fourth generation family farmers Peter and Ellen Jennen grow strawberries for BerryWorld in Ontario, Canada.

With 25 years of growing know-how, the Jennens’ now supply sustainalicious strawberries through to November. Peter and Ellen grow their strawberries beneath high tunnels that capture the heat during the spring, allowing for a longer growing season as well as providing protection from the rain, hail or frost.

From March to October, the Jennens have a dedicated team who help grow and harvest their berries, the rest of the year it's a family affair which has landed them a BMO Farm Family Award.

To add to the accolades, the Jennens have also been awarded the local Chamber of Commerce Environmental Award, which shows that berries have been grown ethically and sustainably with care for the environment.

Fourth generation farmers Peter and Ellen Jennen grow strawberries for BerryWorld in Ontario.

Fourth generation farmers Peter and Ellen Jennen grow strawberries for BerryWorld in Ontario.

Peter Jennen
Bionest, Spain

Bionest was established in 1992 when the Soltero family decided to produce organic berries. The farm, owned by two brothers, operates in a privileged natural environment called Doñana which has encouraged the family to produce organic that would help sustain and preserve the beautiful landscape. Many different varieties of wildlife, plants and animals share the extraordinary landscape with the farm. This is the main reason why their growing techniques and agricultural practices are extremely cautious and respectful of every single factor that affects nature.

Bionest is Soil Association Organic, Global Gap, BRC, IFS, LEAF, and Nuture certified, showing that berries have been grown organically, ethically and sustainably with care for the environment.

Berry Nest
Winterwood Farms

Winterwood Farms is a family business, owned and run by Stephen Taylor and his wife Jackie. Established in 1978, the Winterwood Farms was one of the first to grow raspberries and blackberries in polytunnels in the UK. From small beginnings, the company now has 12 farms in 4 countries and is a specialist blueberry producer. The company operates as a family business, run by the owners, with dedicated staff central to its continued growth.

Stephen and his team produce significant quantities of blueberries for BerryWorld consumers to enjoy. The Winterwood team want to delight each consumer when they open a punnet; they carefully grow and handpick the best varieties for every BerryWorld punnet.

Winterwood Farms are BRC, Global Gap, Red Tractor, Sedex, LEAF, and Nuture certified, showing that berries have been grown ethically and sustainably with care for the environment.

Stephen Taylor
Gavin Scurr

Managing director Gavin drives an expanding business with more than 1,010 hectares under cultivation across Australia, producing four fruit lines. Gavin and his brother Stephen leveraged off their family’s pineapple growing expertise to diversify into commercial strawberry production in 2000. By 2015, Piñata Farms had become a leading player in Australia’s strawberry market. Today, there are some 70 hectares of strawberries under cultivation. A portion of the crop is set aside for specialty BerryWorld varieties. Renowned for embracing innovative production methods and farming technologies, Piñata Farms became the country’s first large-scale grower to grow strawberries under polytunnels in 2015. Substrate strawberry production was established in 2016 in readiness for the first commercial harvest of BerryWorld Australia-branded fruit in 2017. Specialty BerryWorld raspberries followed in 2018.

Gavin Scurr Crop
Hall Hunter Partnership, UK

Hall Hunter Partnership is a family business founded in Berkshire UK in 1966. The business is run by Harry Hall, with continued involvement from his parents Mark and Mary. Harry Hall and his team have supplied BerryWorld since 1994. Their original farm grew vegetables, but in 1992 the family started growing strawberries and by 2004 were growing over 300 acres of British berries. They now farm over 1,800 acres of land, exclusively producing nearly 11,000 tonnes of top quality berries each year, across their six farms in Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex.

Harry and his team produce significant quantities of exclusive BerryWorld varieties for consumers to enjoy. Harry is passionate about berries and believes that consumers should never be disappointed when they open a punnet; this is why he chooses to hand-select the best varieties for the BerryWorld brand.

Hall Hunter Partnership is BRC, Global Gap, Red Tractor, Sedex, LEAF, and Nuture certified, showing that berries have been grown ethically and sustainably with care for the environment.

Harry Hall