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Seasonal news and stories from around Castle Farm


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How to decorate a Hop Bine for Christmas

How to decorate a Hop Bine for Christmas

November 26, 2020

Add festive cheer to a beautiful Dried Hop Bine - we show you how!
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.....
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.