They were originally an arable farmer but diversified into cider making back in 2011 when someone wrote to them asking if they had any apple trees, as they would like to buy the fruit to make into juice. They decided to plant some trees. While they were planning the new orchard, the thought occurred to them to try making make their own cider. So they visited the West of England and took some advice from cider makers down there.
They tried out their first batch of cider on a home-made press using apples from neighbouring gardens and from the roadside … admittedly not the best but they had got the bug. So their new orchard was planted with a blend of cider apples and dessert fruit – a blend they still use to this day. The business has continued to grow since then, and they use apples from their own orchards as well as others from Northamptonshire and Herefordshire farmers.