The Co-operative Farms
Tillington Fruit Farm

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What we grow:

Cider apples

Cider apples


Honey hive


Apple tree at Tillington

About the farm:

The Co-operative Farms own 500 acres of the Tillington estate, where we have been farming since 1946. We grow many varieties of apples for eating and turning into juice and cider. In 2008 we bought an orchard containing as many as 1,000 varieties of rare and endangered apples at the brink of extinction. This orchard is now at Tillington being used as part of our limited edition Co-operative Farms Truly Irresistible Tillington 1,000 pressed apple juice.

From Farm to Fork contact information

William Barnett at Tillington next to an apple tree

Farm Manager:

Name: William Barnett

About William: William's commitment and passion for the fruit industry shows through his voluntary role as Chairman of the Hereford Cider Fruit Grower's Association, which he has done for 16 years, and as Director of Wye Fruit Ltd, which packs all of the desert apples from Tillington.

At the beginning of 2010 William won Top Fruit Grower of the Year at the prestigious Horticulture Week magazine’s Grower of the Year awards, and we couldn't be more proud.

William works tirelessly to ensure that all products he produces delight customers every day, and has developed the farm to offer a diverse range to the Co-operative Food stores and wider market.