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    History of Hops on Castle Farm

    History of Hops on Castle Farm

    November 11, 2020

    On a lovely warm day in September we welcomed Paul O’Grady and the ITV team into our Hop Gardens at Castle Farm. Amidst the sun-dappled Hop Bines Paul met with Farmer William Alexander to learn about the history of Hops on Castle Farm and throughout Kent.....
    Farm Shop will remain OPEN

    Farm Shop will remain OPEN

    November 03, 2020

    Following on from the announcement of lockdown being in place again throughout November, we are pleased to confirm that in line with all guidelines, our farm shop - The Hop Shop - will remain open.
    Apple Picking Etiquette!

    Apple Picking Etiquette!

    September 17, 2020

    When visiting the Castle Farm PYO Apple Orchard... we ask you to bring your BEST Apple Etiquette! Keep our trees (and your fellow pickers happy) and pick with care... here are the apple etiquette lo-down!

    Lavender vs. Lavandin - What is the difference?

    Lavender vs. Lavandin - What is the difference?

    August 17, 2020

    Many people are familiar with the relaxing, calming and delicate scent of Lavender, but fewer are aware of Lavandin - click here to learn the differences! 
    Fresh or Dried Hops? What to choose...

    Fresh or Dried Hops? What to choose...

    August 07, 2020

    Hop Bines are lovely 3 metre long garlands of foliage and green ‘flowers’, traditionally hung every year to bring luck! Click here to understand what to expect with your order.
    Castle Farm Lavender Harvest in action

    Lavender Harvest on Castle Farm

    August 05, 2020

    Lavender Harvest 2020 is underway... read about the process, and how we extract the relaxing Lavender Oil in our onsite Castle Farm steam distillery, within hours of the flowers being harvested. 

    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.
    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
    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.