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