In February 2012, we gained our best achievement to date, by winning the 'Soft Fruit Grower of the Year' award. This justified the Most Ambitious Grower award we had won in 2010.
In January 2012, we were presented an award for the 'Most Improved Quality' from IPL/ASDA. Having already surpassed all expectation in 2011, winning this award in 2012 was a tribute to the hard work and dedication put in by all members of Vicarage Nurseries.
We aided ASDA in winning the CRT single product testing report for strawberries in 2010. Our strawberries were perceived as 1st in smell, taste and texture, against Sainsburys, Tesco and Morrisons.
We were approached in 2009 by International Produce Limited (IPL)/ASDA who wanted us to become the first UK grower to serve them directly. Ambitious plans were laid out towards the end of 2009, which lead to us winning the IPL award for ‘Most Ambitious Grower’ in January 2010.