FROM FARM TO MARKET AND BACK AGAIN

THE MITCHELL’S HAVE BEEN FARMING IN KENT FOR FIVE GENERATIONS, CULTIVATING THE LAND, TENDING THE SAME BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE AND WORKING WITH LOCAL FAMILIES TO CONTRIBUTE TO A PROSPEROUS RURAL COMMUNITY. SINCE 1894 THE FAMILY HAS GROWN A WIDE RANGE OF HIGH-QUALITY PRODUCE.

FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR THE MITCHELL LORRIES WOULD LEAVE KENT EACH NIGHT, PILED HIGH WITH GOODS TO ARRIVE AT COVENT GARDEN MARKET BEFORE MIDNIGHT, THE PRODUCE WOULD BE UNLOADED BY HAND BEFORE RELOADING THE EMPTY BOXES FOR THE RETURN JOURNEY TO THE FARM.

AT THIS MOMENT IN HISTORY COVENT GARDEN WAS A MELTING POT, WHERE MARKET BUYERS AND PORTERS WOULD MINGLE WITH THEATRE-GOERS, TOURISTS, FLEET STREET JOURNALISTS AND CITY WORKERS.

SIR HENRY COOPER, THE CHAMPION BOXER, WOULD OFTEN STOP AT THE MITCHELL AND PEACH STAND FOR A CHAT. IT IS THIS HISTORY THAT CONTINUES TO SHAPE MITCHELL AND PEACH TO THIS DAY.