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    Seasonal news and stories from around Castle Farm


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    Drive Thru Farm Shop Shopping Lists

    Drive Thru Farm Shop Shopping Lists

    June 30, 2020

    View our upto date Drive Thru shopping lists.
    Fresh Lavender bunches from the Garden of England

    Fresh Lavender bunches from the Garden of England

    June 30, 2020

    Every year we hand cut beautiful, scented fresh Lavender bunches from the fields of our family farm in Kent. Read on to learn how you can care for your fresh Lavender at home.
    Visit our Drive Thru Farm Shop!

    Visit our Drive Thru Farm Shop!

    June 18, 2020

    We are back, and we are very excited to be opening the farm gates again.. but firstly, we would like to thank you for all your wonderful support over the past few months! It has been a very challenging time on the fam, but your messages, online orders and enthusiasm to return to the farm have all been very gratefully received.


    Want the best Lavender Oil?

    Want the best Lavender Oil?

    June 17, 2020

    We are well known for producing Lavender Oil on site here at Castle Farm… but did you know we produce FOUR different Lavender Oils?! Each has different properties and uses.
    Buy Castle Farm Lavender Plants online

    Buy Castle Farm Lavender Plants online

    June 15, 2020

    This year you can buy our two favourite Lavender Plant varieties online to enjoy in your garden (Lavender ‘Folgate’ and Lavandin ‘Grosso’). These two varieties are Castle Farm approved, hand-chosen by us, and are the plants you can see growing across our Lavender fields in the Darent Valley!
    Castle Farm Lavender Shortbread Cookies…. the tried & tested recipe

    Castle Farm Lavender Shortbread Cookies…. the tried & tested recipe

    June 14, 2020

    A simple and delicate recipe, for melt-in-the-mouth shortbread – perfect for a relaxing afternoon tea.

    Makes about 20 pieces


    Lavender Oil – antiseptic & antiviral through history

    Lavender Oil – antiseptic & antiviral through history

    June 07, 2020

    Lavender has been heralded for centuries as the ‘Mother of all Essential Oils‘ due to its reported antibacterial, anti-fungal, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.

    Wonderful wheat at Castle Farm

    Wonderful wheat at Castle Farm

    May 26, 2020

    Not many people realize when they come to Castle Farm that we grow a much wider range of crops than just lavender, hops and apples. In fact, over one third of the 1200 acres at Castle Farm grows wheat
    Our Natural Sleep Remedy – Sleepy Scent

    Our Natural Sleep Remedy – Sleepy Scent

    May 03, 2020

    This 100% natural little bottle of wonder – Sleepy Scent – has been developed over time on our family farm in Kent to help encourage a restful and relaxing nights’ sleep.

    But how did it all come about – and how does it work?


    New #STAYHOME care packs

    New #STAYHOME care packs

    April 14, 2020

    Our #stayhome Care Packs have arrived! Enjoy some much needed relaxation in isolation…! A lovely gift to let friends and family know you are thinking of them, complete with essentials like soap and hand moisturiser delivered straight to their door.
    New Hamper released for Mother’s Day

    New Hamper released for Mother’s Day

    February 25, 2020

    “The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness” Jessica Lange.

    This year we have launched a new Hamper – The Relax Gift Box.. which would give Mum a lovely surprise on Mother’s Day come 22nd March!