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Meet the Hunter family and get to know their family business Huntapac Produce a little bit more. Huntapac Produce supply fresh vegetables to Co-op and share our passion for education, British food and local communities.
The Hunter family - Warren, his brother Jason and son Will are on a mission to tell everyone about British vegetables. Their farm's roots were set down back in 1942, when Will's great-grandfather sold the lettuces he grew on a single acre of land to a local market. The family business has since expanded to 800 acres in Preston, Lancashire, and the family produces; leeks, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower and parsnips to Co-op customers.
The Hunters are committed to better farming which includes giving something back to their local community. They work with Derian House Children’s Hospice, raising money and helping with hands-on projects like gardening and decorating. In addition to this they host events including Open Farm Sundays, and sponsor local sports clubs.
The Hunters’ invited Year 9 students from Co-op Academy Failsworth onto the farm to teach them how their food gets from farm to fork. The kids got to know more about how the business works, had a tour of the packhouse and headed to the fields to try the vegetables. They also learnt how to prepare some of the vegetables they tried. Trips like this enables Co-op and Huntapac Produce to support education and the local community.