Nestled in the Kentish countryside on the outskirts of Lamberhurst sits Owl House Fruit Farm, home to one of the county’s first juice producers and finalist for the 2020 Taste of Kent Awards’ Farm Diversification of the Year Award, sponsored by South East Farmer.
A long-held dream
Nigel Akehurst visits Chartham Vineyard in Kent to learn more about their modern family focused approach to farm diversification and bringing their unique collection of heritage buildings back into use.
Yield linked to soil structure
“Soil is most important asset,” says Nick August who farms 400 hectares near Burford in Oxfordshire, writes Richard Shepherd-Barron.
Keeping it fraîche
The family-run dairy and processing facilities at Hinxden Farm near Benenden, Kent, have come a long way from the early days when John, Winifred and Thomasine Manford first started delivering one-pint glass bottles of untreated milk to friends and neighbours.
Open day showcases specialist machinery
To thank its customers, old and new, for their continued support over 2019, specialist machinery dealer, Kirkland UK, hosted its annual open day on Tuesday 10 December, at Griffins Farm, Sutton Valance, Kent.