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Chris Alhusen

Board Member

Chris has been running the family farm in the beautiful gently rolling countryside of central Norfolk for 25 years. They have been growing Blackcurrants since 1951. Before mechanical harvesting, their hand picked crop supplied a huge range of jam, jelly and pie manufacturers; now they grow exclusively for Ribena. They also grow a range of arable crops. Chris is very interested and involved in environmental management, and is committed to improving the countryside in which we all live.

Grower Profile

What did you want to be when you were a child?

A Geologist!

If you could change one thing in modern blackcurrant farming what would it be?

It would be good to have more customers for UK fruit, and of course have disease resistant crops

What is your motto in life?

“Keep it simple, and enjoy life”

What do you like to do in your spare time when you’re not up to your eyes in blackcurrants?

Family, skiing, travel, tennis, theatre, gardening.

What is the first thing you do when you go to work in the morning?

Make some coffee, and check the e-mails!

Do you get your 5 a day?

Lots of Ribena, bananas, satsumas and apples

What’s the best bit about being a blackcurrant grower?

Close partnership with our customers