Diaries

CLICK + COLLECT now live!

CLICK + COLLECT now live!

January 19, 2021

The Farm Shop is currently closed, however, we have recently listed a selection of essentials from the shop which are now available for Click + Collect from the farm!
Farm Shop temporarily closed

Farm Shop temporarily closed

December 31, 2020

Our online shop remains open! Shop online for speedy despatch.
Santa in Lavender

Christmas closing dates

December 22, 2020

Castle Farm will be closed for the Christmas break from Thursday 24th December 2020 to Friday 1st January INCLUSIVE. 

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.
Spaghetti Squash - still available!

Spaghetti Squash - still available!

November 02, 2020

Its time for the Spaghetti Squash to take centre stage! Rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Click here for recipe ideas! 

CHOOSE YOUR OWN GIFT HAMPER

CHOOSE YOUR OWN GIFT HAMPER

September 28, 2020

We are all about PYO Apples right now.. but how about PYO Gifts?! You can now choose your own gift selection through our online shop, and add the option to send them all beautifully wrapped in one of our Hampers

The Farm Shop doors are now open!

The Farm Shop doors are now open!

September 07, 2020

The doors to our Farm Shop in Kent are open! After operating as a Drive Thru Farm Shop since June.. we are excited be welcoming people into The Hop Shop once again, to browse our beautiful gifts, Lavender products and traceable farm foods. 
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. 

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.
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.