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Farms announced as Farm Business of the YearRG Abrey Farms announced as Farm Business of the Year at the 2018 Food and Farming Industry Awards!

RG Abrey Farms has been announced as the winners of Farm Business of the Year at the 2018 Food and Farming Industry Awards.

Giles & Matt Abrey of RG Abrey Farms were handed the award at a prestigious ceremony, hosted by former British Ambassador to the US and Germany Sir Christopher Meyer at the House of Commons on Friday night (November 30th).

This fresh produce site in the heart of the Brecklands grows combinable crops, sugar beet and early new season root vegetables and has established Abrey as a premium brand for the Retail & foodservice industry. Production has doubled in the last 10 years and the company, which also holds educational days in local schools, has set its sights on increased use of robotics, machine optimisation and reduced waste.

The Food and Farming Industry Awards are staged annually by Farm Business and Lewis Business Media to recognise excellence and innovation across the agricultural sector.


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Sustainable, Progressive, Passionate... farming

RG Abrey Farms fresh produce site is located in the heart of the Brecklands. The business was started in 1939 by the late Russel Gordon Abrey in the Box Valley, Suffolk.

It is now a 3rd generation family farming business growing combinable crops, sugar beet and specialising in early new season root vegetable production with modern storage for year round supply.

Annual production is in excess of 100,000 tonnes of root vegetables, supplied direct to major multiples, packers, wholesale and processing outlets, together with other arable crops which complement the rotation.

Our progressive approach is geared towards energy efficient production which is environmentally sympathetic targeting the highest accreditation standards.

Facilities include over 700 million gallons of winter storage water, over 40,000 tonnes of specialist vegetable storage, along with grading and packing lines capable of producing 500g up to 1 tonne bags in various formats.

We also hold Grade A BRC Accreditation.


Vacancies

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Sprayer Operator Required

PA1 & PA2 required.  Crop Spraying using one of three self propelled sprayers on vegetable crops and cereals.

Working as part of a valued team with expectation for routine maintenance of your own machines. Permanent position, Breckland Area.

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Harvester / Drilling

Experienced operator with a diverse range of skills required for combinable crops & vegetable production.  Harvesting of vegetable crops on light land using self propelled and trailed modern harvesters. Also, precision drills and planters (carrots, parsnips, onions, potatoes & cereal drill).

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Vacancies

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Line Leader

.. within a Potato Packhouse – Snetterton

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our Packhouse team and support the Production Manager to achieve production and quality targets within a busy potato Packhouse environment... 

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Assured Food Standards Ethical Trading Initiative Global G.A.P LEAF M&S Field to Fork Natural England Tesco Nurture Assured Produce Sedex

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Onions and Shallots

The “brecks” often described as onion utopia, gives the perfect climate and growing medium for bulb onion production. The free draining soils give a bright stain free bulb with a high dry matter capable of being stored right through until June the following year. 

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Potatoes

Potatoes

Over a dozen varieties of early new season potatoes are grown on the sandy free draining soils giving an early production with a bright, smooth skin finish. The range includes Early baking potatoes, Maris piper, Reds and other more specialist lines.

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Carrots

Carrots

The deep, fertile uniform sandy soil, characteristic of the Brecklands enable us to be one of the earliest producers of new season carrots in the country. Due to the high respiration rate of the immature crops they are lifted in the cool of the night, ensuring maximum freshness.

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