After years of working with food businesses, restaurants and farms, we asked ourselves – why can’t we find a way to work closer with the sustainable local produce that is on our doorstep, in a way that restores our biodiversity and allows everyone to have an impact and participate?

When we learnt about the decline of heritage apple varieties in Britain, their variations in flavour, rich historical and cultural significance and even their peculiar names we leapt straight in.

We discovered that this was part of a wider problem of broken supply chains, the decline of biodiverse habitats and the importance of traditional orchards within a sustainable farming system.