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By Leoni Mitchell, Dec 11 2015 12:06PM

Pound Shillings & Pence, People queuing patiently, no shopping trolleys,

old fashioned scales – some with brass weights, a cash till not as dangerous as the one in Open All Hours.

When was this? ; My dad’s shop one Christmas in the 1960’s.

Dad is on the left, always very smart with his moustache neatly trimmed and shoes shining.

Andrew Poulton

By Leoni Mitchell, Nov 18 2015 12:21PM

Great news from Seville with regards to crop prospects for 2015/16. The sizzling hot summer helped

Seville to live up to its name sartén de España = Spain’s frying pan. It has given the Seville Sour oranges very good sugars and pectin levels.

With Ave Maria we have developed quite a following for this famous brand (first groves laid out 1867). There is a demand for early Sevilles for pre-Christmas cake and preserve sectors. Our first arrival will be the weekend 28th November for delivery Monday 30th November!

We are going to use a 13 kilo cardboard carton which can be re-cycled much easier than to wooden box with its staples. Anyone wanting a full pallet of 60 x 13 kilo we will try to deliver direct for quite some saving. Sometimes depending on customers’ locations we may not be able to deliver direct door to door Spain to UK. Our storage facility is in Paddock Wood Kent TN12 6DN. We also have a vast range of customers throughout the UK and last year we arranged some interesting links to put people in touch with their nearest stockist.

For further information about Ave Maria Farm please click here.

By Leoni Mitchell, Nov 9 2015 11:05AM

These clementines come from a farm near the ancient town Segorbe 50 kilometres north of Valencia in a mountainous region. The farm is in the grounds of an old monastery which fell into disrepair which they are now restoring .The only other farms in the area are Olive farms. On the edge of the farm there is an Olive tree 1500 + years old and a National monument.

The village of Segorbe is immersed in a fertile plain, washed by the Palancia River. Its medieval layout conceals several architectural gems, like the cathedral, and the vestiges of the ancient wall.

The square of Agua Limpia (clean water), so-named because of the plentiful springs found in the area, is the nerve centre of the town.

The local holiday celebrations in Segorbe, declared to be of Tourist Interest, are held towards the end of August, and include a busy programme, filled with cultural, religious, and entertainment activities.