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    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.

    Castle Farm Lavender Shortbread Cookies…. the tried & tested recipe

    Castle Farm Lavender Shortbread Cookies…. the tried & tested recipe

    June 14, 2020

    A simple and delicate recipe, for melt-in-the-mouth shortbread – perfect for a relaxing afternoon tea.

    Makes about 20 pieces

    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.

    Our Natural Sleep Remedy – Sleepy Scent

    Our Natural Sleep Remedy – Sleepy Scent

    May 03, 2020

    This 100% natural little bottle of wonder – Sleepy Scent – has been developed over time on our family farm in Kent to help encourage a restful and relaxing nights’ sleep.

    But how did it all come about – and how does it work?