Suffolk Magazine June 2013

 As part of the Made in Suffolk series, showcasing portraits by photographer Paul Dixon,  Charlotte Smith-Jarvis speaks to Stephany Hardingham , the doyenne of fruit ices.

As part of the Made in Suffolk series, showcasing portraits by photographer Paul Dixon, Charlotte Smith-Jarvis speaks to Stephany Hardingham, the doyenne of fruit ices.

"Cool Pickings"

"You can take the girl out of the country but you can’t take the country out of the girl – as the saying goes.

And this is exactly the case for Stephany Hardingham of Alder Tree, who was enticed back to Suffolk from London’s bright lights to produce award- winning fruit ices. The Hardingham family has run Alder Carr Farm near Needham Market since 1981 with fruit ices arriving on the scene in 1987. “Dad had a bumper crop of raspberries and couldn’t bear to see them go to waste,” says Stephany. “They were using them in everything from puddings to jam and then decided to make a really really fruity ice cream based on a recipe my grandmother used to make.” Read the full article here.