Our Producers of Vegetables

Perry Court Farm

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Perry Court Farm has been growing wonderful fruit and vegetables in a responsible and environmentally friendly way for three generations now. Traditional methods of farming have been passed down, and mixed with modern know-how on sustainable agricultural practises, to give a way of producing food that really works in the long run. Perry Court Farm now produces over 200 different varieties of English crops the majority of which we are able to supply direct to the consumer through our Farmers' Markets and farm shop. The Farm shop is located in the Stour Valley in the finest Kent countryside, surrounded by traditional apple and pear orchards, fields of fresh vegetables and summer fruits, all of which are available to buy in the farm shop. Perry Court Farm Apple Crisps are made using a completely natural drying process; warm air is blown over the slices of apple for hours and hours until crisp and scrumptious. They are then packaged quickly to keep them like this. This slow drying method keeps all the goodness of a fresh apple in the crisps, but allows you to keep it much longer (drying is a natural way of preserving fruit, used since the Ancient Egyptians). Perry Court Farm uses traditional English varieties of apple, selecting the best ones from over 100 different cultivars, including Cox’s Orange Pippin, Laxtons Fortune and Ribstone Pippin.

Our produce has travelled approximately 1.9 km's (as the crow flies) to get to you.

Ripple Farm Organics

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Home Farm is a small horticultural farm of 14 acres situated in the Stour Valley, Kent at Crundale between Ashford and Canterbury. Our fields slope up to the bottom slopes of the North Downs, giving us light, chalky soils. These free draining soils, blessed by the warmer climate of the South East, produce vegetables of great taste and quality. As well as our Home Farm, we also rent a Victorian Walled Garden at Olantigh near Wye and fields below Wye Crown, including an old 'Spartan' orchard. Ripple Farm has been certified Organic since 1989 and holds an Organic Symbol from the Soil Association. The farm itself is essentially a market garden producing a wide range of vegetables, salad, herbs and some soft fruit. With this produce, Ripple Farm Organics runs a local box scheme and supports Wye and Whitstable Farmers' Markets in Kent and Stoke Newington farmers Market, London. We also supply specialist organic/wholefood shops in London, Growing Communities Box Scheme, London and a variety of shops, cafes and Pubs in Kent. The farm is run by Martin Mackey, who has academic qualifications in Sustainable Agriculture, and many years of practical experience in organic growing.

Our produce has travelled approximately 0.18 km's (as the crow flies) to get to you.

Wye Community farm

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The Wye Crown herd of British White cattle was established in 2008, with the purchase of six yearling heifers from the Bridge Homestead herd. Today the herd comprises around 20 head of cattle, producing heifers for sale and steers for beef boxes. The cattle spend most of the year on the Wye National Nature Reserve, where their grazing plays a central role in the maintenance of the chalk grassland which is home to many rare plants and insects. For further information on British Whites and the Wye NNR see the websites on the links page. We lend calves to local young farmers groups to attend shows with, as well as showing in our own right. WCF runs flocks of Poll Dorset and Portland sheep, with each breed being purebred to produce breeding stock for sale as well as ensuring lamb boxes are available throughout the year. We keep a small number of pigs and poultry, providing pork boxes and eggs and ensuring there are always jobs to be done for our volunteers on days when it is too wet to be outside.

Our produce has travelled approximately 0.07 km's (as the crow flies) to get to you.