Boddington's Berries was established in the 1940s, after the Second World War, when the Boddington family began to grow fresh produce and flowers in the quaint fishing village known as Mevagissey. The original site consisted of 2 acres of apples. This soon grew to 3 acres to include flowers, vegetables and Royal Sovereign strawberries. Back then, strawberries only had a two-week season!
During the late 1960’s, the crops started to whittle down and the decision was made to specialise in one crop - strawberries. Since then, the Boddington family have become true strawberry specialists; trialling many new varieties and growing systems to produce the cream of Cornish strawberries today.
In 2001, we began making a high fruit content Strawberry Conserve using the fruit that the supermarkets would not take: fruits that were too small, too large, the wrong colour, blemished or simply the variety delisted. The response was phenomenal and over the last 19 years the sales of conserve have taken over that of fresh fruit. As a result of customer demand, we have extended the range of high fruit content products to include Apple Chutney, Blackberry Conserve, Orange Marmalade, Raspberry Conserve, Red Onion Relish and Strawberry Vinegar, all made without the use of artificial additives or preservatives. Boddington’s still grow strawberries, but on a smaller scale.
Today, the business remains a family affair and is currently being run by the third generation; Phil and Louise Boddington.