Fourayes Farm to feature on BBC One broadcast of Jimmy's Food Factory

An episode of Jimmy Food's Food Factory focusing on Christmas traditions will visit Fourayes Farm, one of the country's largest growers and processors of Bramley apples, which will be supplying mincemeat in a segment on mince pies.

Jimmy Doherty and Phil Acook. Image: Fourayes Farm
Jimmy Doherty and Phil Acook. Image: Fourayes Farm

As a major supplier of mincemeat to UK food manufacturers, BBC One approached Fourayes  for the segment which will air on 8pm Wednesday 22 December at 8pm.

Fourayes Farm managing director Phil Acock said: "Jimmy Doherty and the team spent a day in the factory looking at all the stages of making mincemeat from the initial storage of our Bramley apples after harvest through to the processing of the apples to make the mincemeat. Many people don’t realise that Bramley apples are one of the major ingredients in mincemeat and some of our mincemeat contains nearly 20 ingredients including nuts, mixed spices and mixed fruit peel. Our Jimmy then used our mincemeat to prepare his own mince pies, in his own ‘unique style’, which were then taste tested on the general public."

The Kent based company has been growing Bramley apples in its orchards for more than 50 years, which it then processes in its onsite factory for use in desserts and baked goods sold by major retailers across the country. It is the largest UK supplier of processed apple fillings. The farm’s orchards of more than 40,000 Bramley apple trees stretch across 31.5 hectares, and it processes over 11,000 tonnes of Bramleys every year.


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