Our passion is growing berries, which we then press and bottle into high quality juice.
As our labelling states: Pressed and Bottled at Barn Farm, overlooking the River Stour.
We at D C Williamson Ltd are third generation family farmers, who started by growing apples before moving into strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blackcurrants, gooseberries and rhubarb.
Barn Farm Drinks began when we purchased a new Clarified & Cloudy Juice Press for cloudy and clear juices in 2017.
Juice making is all about the quality of the fruit: our juices are crafted using the
freshest Barn Farm fruit as well as, occasionally, fruit from other Red Tractor
D C Williamson Ltd at Barn Farm is BRC (British Retail Consortium) approved for levels 5, 6 & 7 with AA status, along with Red Tractor full approval. These accreditations are of the utmost importance, giving quality assurance to our customers.
Electricity is generated from the fruit press waste, which is taken to an anaerobic
digestion electricity generation plant at a nearby farm.
In addition, we have teamed up with a Solar powered generation company to produce solar energy on 23 acres at Barn Farm. This generates 4,640MWh (Megawatt hours) per year, providing enough electricity for 1,400 homes. This is great for our farm, as the bees love the wild flowers and grasses which grow between the Solar panels. This enhanced biodiversity increases pollination on our fruit crops... Without Bees and onward Pollination there would be no fruit for us to press! Also great habitat for birds and the farm badgers.
With a wealth of knowledge in commercial horticulture and fresh produce, the team at D C Williamson Ltd offer the same attention to detail, with regard to food safety, quality and innovation, to all our customers, be they a major retail brand or an artisan jam maker. D C Williamson Ltd is proud to have consistently gained the highest BRC standard – ‘Global Standard for Food Safety’ – in the six years of certification. All produce grown is picked and packed to Red Tractor Assured Produce standards, with full traceability in every process from the field to the factory gate. D C Williamson Ltd is also LEAF Marque certified, ensuring that all activities on the farm work in harmony with the environment, from wildlife habitat formation to the creation of solar energy via the onsite solar farm. D C Williamson Ltd is a member of Sedex – ‘Empowering ethical and responsible supply chains’, and has regular ethical trading audits to ensure that all staff are treated fairly, equally and have a safe place of work. Having gained certification of conformity from the Organic Food Federation in 2015, D C Williamson Ltd is able to process; pack and market approved organic produce into organic pasteurised aseptic juices and purées.
D C Williamson Ltd is able to source and offer a range of products not grown on the farm.
This is achieved through long-standing relationships with other Red Tractor Assured
Produce certified growers. This offers customers complete confidence that traceability
and continuity of supply is assured.
As an ingredients supplier to the food and related process industries, D C Williamson Ltd work closely with a diverse range of New Product Development departments, to advance ideas and solutions from pilot trials to commercial production. The whole team takes pride in challenging itself and believes that there are no such things as ‘roadblocks’ and that answers and results are always there to be found.