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Apple Picking Etiquette!

Apple Picking Etiquette!

September 06, 2021

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!
Fresh or Dried Hops? What to choose...

Fresh or Dried Hops? What to choose...

August 29, 2021

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.
Fresh Lavender bunches from the Garden of England

Fresh Lavender bunches from the Garden of England

June 23, 2021

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

June 13, 2021

Over one third of the 1200 acres of land at Castle Farm is used to grow wheat. As well as being used for break making flower, we hand cut and bunch green and golden wheat to be dried and used for interior decoration, shop fit-outs and events!
This Spring at Castle Farm

This Spring at Castle Farm

March 31, 2021

The Castle Farm shop will be open again from Tuesday 13th April. We look forward to welcoming visitors back in store - with plenty of Springtime decorations, farm food favourites and beautiful gifts. 
Summer Season Work - we are hiring!

Summer Season Work - we are hiring!

March 16, 2021

The summer season is fast approaching and we need some bright, enthusiastic and friendly people to join our team. 

The Story Behind The Scent

The Story Behind The Scent

February 28, 2021

Our Ladybird Lavender Oil is unique to Castle Farm –  bred and carefully trialed over the past two decades. But how do you go about developing a brand new plant for oil production? Read on! 

Castle Farm Beef

Castle Farm Beef

January 10, 2021

We take great pride in producing healthy, contented cattle in natural surroundings. Each animal is reared to prime condition under the watchful eye of our herdsman.
Lavender vs. Lavandin - What is the difference?

Lavender vs. Lavandin - What is the difference?

January 02, 2021

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! 

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.
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. 


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