The quick answer: The taste
You can’t beat the zing and taste of freshly picked produce. Our tomatoes travel 300 metres from John who’s been farming for over 60 years. There’s no pesticides or chemical used and they are given time to ripen and mature naturally & picked perfectly fresh when ready. I’ve been a chef for over 30 years and I’ve never tasted anything better.
In addition, using Kentish produce also means we’re always in season. The local farmers can only grow what the season will support. Ingredients grown in accordance with the prevailing weather means, again, better taste. Our local suppliers don’t try and use chemicals or artificial means to prolong the season.
And another thing that’s great about Kentish produce is the community. Most of the suppliers are our friends. It’s not the same as dealing with a faceless national business. You know and trust the people who produce the ingredients. Every year we help run the Weald of Kent Ploughing Match. The perfect community of friends, farmers and local businesses. Money stays in the local economy and we wouldn’t change a thing. Just perfect.