Free family-friendly event

The Field to Fork Festival is a family-friendly event that’s fast becoming an annual highlight in the Shropshire calendar – and it’s free to attend.

Founded to celebrate the country’s single biggest manufacturing sector – food, this will be the second annual event of its kind and it’s once again expected to attract thousands of visitors from across the region.

With fruit firmly at the heart of our global fresh produce world, which is headquartered in the heart of the Shropshire countryside, we’re delighted that this celebration of food is returning to Newport on Saturday, May 4.

A cart full of free apples at the Farmers’ Market

To support the event, and to help encourage more families to eat more fresh produce, we’ll have an apple cart parked up at the entrance to the festival’s Farmers’ Market where children will be able to help themselves to a free apple on us.

Our CEO Mark said: “As a Shropshire company that celebrates having full traceability of our fresh produce from seed to shelf, we’re delighted to hear that this festival, which celebrates food from field to fork, is returning for a second year running.

“Encouraging young people to develop a love of fruit and other fresh produce from an early age is something that’s close to our hearts too, so we hope that our cart of apples will prove to be a refreshing treat for children attending the summer festival.”

Encouraging healthier lifestyles across the globe

Encouraging families to consume more fruit and lead healthier lives is something we’re proud to be pro-active about here at Jupiter Group.

But our efforts to help families eat more healthily isn’t just something we restrict to Newport, Shropshire, or the UK for that matter, as we support community projects that help families in need across the globe through our Nancy Tweddle Foundation, including in South Africa.

And, earlier this year, we also revealed that we are in full support of the UK’s landmark Eat Them to Defeat Them campaign to tackle childhood obesity from  ITV and Veg Power.

The Field to Fork Festival will be held on a 635-hectare farm at Harper Adams University, which has teamed up with Shropshire Festivals to stage the event.

As well as a Farmers’ Market the event is set to feature interactive entertainment, educational exhibits and presentations, kids’ activities, tasting sessions, tractor-trailer rides, robot making, vintage tractors and animal interaction.

A festival spokesman said: “The day promises to champion the story of our food and educate all on the incredible industries that rear, grow and produce the food that ends up on our plate.”

You can register for free tickets and get more information at

Based in the UK, Jupiter Group is a leader in the global fresh produce market. Ranked 22nd in the 2019 The Sunday Times International Track 200, Jupiter grows and supplies new varieties of grapes alongside a global supply of citrus, top fruit, stone fruit and kiwi.

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