F. Edmed and Sons is a family run business which has been farming in and around East Sutton, overlooking the Weald of Kent for seven generations. Raspberries and Kentish Cobnuts are grown and sold through our Farm Shop and we also supply the wholesale market such as London’s Covent Garden. Our arable enterprise supplies the farm shop with hay, straw and wheat in addition to producing oil seed rape which we convert into bio-diesel for use in our delivery vehicles. Our herb oil distillation unit processes our Lavender, Coriander and Chamomile for the homeopathic, food flavouring and pharmaceutical industries. We grow several varieties of hops which are dried in our own oast houses for use in the brewing industry. We also supply our home reared and hand plucked traditional farm fresh white feathered turkeys through our farm shop.
60 years ago the farm, a major fruit grower in the area, grew a large acreage of soft and top fruit. This quantity of fruit required many wooden boxes and stapled cardboard punnets to pack our produce for market. To ensure we had sufficient boxes for the fruit season, we began to make our own wooden boxes on site throughout the year, and would build stocks of cardboard punnets. Neighbouring farmers began to buy our wooden boxes and punnets for their own fruit. As the years progressed wooden boxes were replaced with cardboard and solidboard, stapled cardboard punnets were replaced with plastic thermoformed punnets and lids. The grower customer base grew and the number of specifications increased.
Today we stock a full range of soft and top fruit packaging from our extensive stores. Corrugated trays are available as either machine erect or hand erect. The machine erect trays are assembled by our box making machines, run by our dedicated team on site. These are supplied as standard stock items or as bespoke own prints. A full range of UK Supermarket approved punnets and lids are available from stock, together with associated horticultural sundries. All products can be collected or delivered on a same day or next day basis on our own transport fleet. We distribute throughout the UK and beyond and are ideally located for collections en-route to the Continent.
Having expanded our supply within the fruit industry over several generations we have extensive experience in and have a deep understanding of our customers’ requirements. We maintain internationally recognised Quality Assurance Accreditations, offering our customers a total professional packaging solution.