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    • Home brewing? Grow your own Hop Plants now!

      Posted on 7th March 2017 by

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      Order your hop plants now! If you’re planning to plant hops – they’ll be starting to shoot soon and it’s best to get them in the ground as soon as possible. Available in pots from the shop or bare-rooted for Mail Order despatch. You can then grow your own hop mine […]

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    • FREE UPGRADE TO NEXT DAY DELIVERY!

      Posted on 19th December 2016 by

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      From now until Christmas for no extra charge we will UPGRADE your delivery to a NEXT DAY service. From TEA TOWELS to TEA BAGS, from LAVENDER SHORTBREAD to LAVENDER SOAP we can package them up and either send them to you or directly to the recipient with a GIFT MESSAGE […]

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    • Beef, turkey, goose….. Now is the time to order!

      Posted on 16th November 2016 by

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      NOW IS THE TIME TO ORDER YOUR YUMMY CHRISTMAS MEATS! Beef, pheasants, ducks, chickens and turkeys can be pre-ordered for collection anytime. Gammons will be available from the beginning of December. DONT MISS OUT! For more information click here!

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    • It’s PUMPKIN time at Castle Farm!

      Posted on 14th October 2016 by

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      Our range of delicious pumpkins are now available at the shop. So many rare and wonderful varieties to choose from – plus pick up a recipe leaflet in the shop for cooking inspiration.

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    • PYO OPENS THIS WEEKEND!

      Posted on 12th September 2016 by

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      We are happy to announce that our delicious Norfolk Royal Apples will be ready to eat from Friday 16th September. We are the only registered Norfolk Royal orchard in the world – so come down and try what a real apple tastes like! Norfolk Royals are beautiful, big red, sweet, […]

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    • Summer fruits galore

      Posted on 27th June 2016 by

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      It may have rained rather a lot in the past few weeks, but our Kentish Summer fruits just keep on coming… flavourful Strawberries and Raspberries in the shop now. Our all time favourite Kent Cherries are due to be ready early July – keep an eye out on our Facebook […]

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    • Fresh Lavender now available!

      Posted on 27th June 2016 by

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      Our beautiful big bunches of lavender – cut by hand straight from our fields are now available daily. Take home the scent of summer with your own handful of beautiful lavandula angustifolia. Just pop into a vase without water and let them air dry naturally. £3 per bunch of 4 for £10 from […]

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    • JOIN US ON A FARM WALK ON SATURDAY 28th MAY

      Posted on 19th May 2016 by

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      Join us on Saturday 28th May 10am-11.30am for a special behind the scenes Farm Walk giving insight into our Castle Farm cattle. Join Hazel as she takes you on a tour of our state-of-the-art Roundhouse cattle building, and learn how we grow the grass and maize to feed our lovely […]

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    • The Red Tractor Scheme

      Posted on 27th April 2016 by

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      It has been a long time since I sat an exam but I was reminded of that pre-exam tension feeling a couple of weeks ago, when Alan came to visit the farm. Alan was a representative from the Red Tractor Assurance Scheme and had come to examine how our farm […]

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    • Start eating local honey now to help relieve hey fever in the summer!

      Posted on 19th February 2016 by

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      Now is the perfect time to start eating LOCAL HONEY to suppress the symptoms of hay fever later on in the year! Here at The Hop Shop we sell Kentish Honey Royale with added pollen which is perfect for this and tastes rather delicious on your toast too! We also […]

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    • Looking for a Valentines gift? Look no further!

      Posted on 11th February 2016 by

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      Why not buy a loved one an AROMATHERAPY MASSAGE VOUCHERS so they can enjoy a unique experience of a massage in the lavender fields? Order before Saturday 13th February & we will automatically upgrade the delivery to FIRST CLASS at no extra cost! For more information including dates & to […]

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    • Aromatherapy Massage bookings NOW BEING TAKEN!

      Posted on 2nd February 2016 by

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      Dates: Fri 8th, Sat 9th, Sun 10th, Mon 11th, Tues 12th, Wed 13th, Thurs 14th, Fri 15th, Sat 16th, Sun 17th, Mon 18th & Tues 19th July 2016 ONLY! For a unique experience, you can book an Aromatherapy Massage in the lavender fields. Imagine lying on a couch in the […]

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    • MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE HOP SHOP

      Posted on 23rd December 2015 by

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      All the staff at The Hop Shop wish you a very happy Christmas! The farm shop will close at 5pm on Wednesday 23rd December and re-open on Saturday 2nd January at 9am. The office will re-open on Monday 4th January and mail order will restart in the same week. We […]

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    • FREE UPGRADE TO NEXT DAY DELIVERY!

      Posted on 16th December 2015 by

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      From now until Christmas for no extra charge we will UPGRADE your delivery to a NEXT DAY service. From TEA TOWELS to TEA BAGS, from LAVENDER SHORTBREAD to LAVENDER SOAP we can package them up and either send them to you or directly to the recipient with a GIFT MESSAGE […]

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    • Christmas Meats and Gorgeous Treats!

      Posted on 16th December 2015 by

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      The countdown to the big man coming down the chimney has started and here at the Hop Shop our lovely shop elves are keeping the shelves crammed full of wonderful Christmas GIFTS, HAMPERS bursting with local scummy foods and delightful DECORATIONS ready to make your home look like its own […]

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    • AWARD WINNING CATTLE AT CASTLE FARM!

      Posted on 8th December 2015 by

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      We are delighted to congratulate our stockman David on being awarded FIRST PRIZE at the Ashford Cattle Show this Month with our beautiful Limousin x heifers! As if we need more persuasion to enjoy the homebred Castle Farm beef this Christmas! Fortunately it isn’t too late to order yours… Click here […]

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    • GIVEAWAY! Win our Luxury Sleepy Hamper worth over £60!

      Posted on 2nd December 2015 by

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      To celebrate our online shopping this Christmas, we are giving you the opportunity to win the gift of sleep – with one of our Luxury Sleepy Hampers! The prize includes a hamper packed full of natural sleep and pampering gifts, including; Lavender flowers Hop flowers 100ml Kentish Lavender Bath Oil […]

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    • Latest newsletter – Christmas gifts, decoration inspiration and news

      Posted on 21st November 2015 by

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      Simply click here to see our most recent newsletter – gift ideas, wreath making courses and Christmas meat ordering. Christmas 2015 Newsletter

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    • Beef, duck, turkey…… Order now for Christmas!

      Posted on 6th November 2015 by

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      NOW IS THE TIME TO ORDER YOUR YUMMY CHRISTMAS MEATS! Beef, pheasants, ducks, chickens and turkeys can be pre-ordered for collection anytime. Gammons will be available from MID December. DONT MISS OUT! For more information click here!

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    • Castle Farm Pumpkins in season!

      Posted on 22nd September 2015 by

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      Our range of delicious pumpkins are now available at the shop. So many rare and wonderful varieties to choose from – plus pick up a recipe leaflet in the shop for cooking inspiration.

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    • Lavender Honey now availble!

      Posted on 22nd September 2015 by

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      Our beautifully smooth lavender honey is now available in the shop – only while stocks last! It is very popular with locals who use the lavender to help with hayfever.

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    • PYO APPLES OPENING THIS WEEK!

      Posted on 7th September 2015 by

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      We are happy to announce that our delicious Norfolk Royal Apples will be ready to eat from Friday 11th September. We are the only registered Norfolk Royal orchard in the world – so come down and try what a real apple tastes like! Norfolk Royals are beautiful, big red, sweet, […]

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    • Kentish Cherries now available!

      Posted on 11th July 2015 by

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      Fresh Kentish cherries now in the shop! Grown by our friends down in Yalding… They really are delicious! Careful of roadside sellers as they are often Spanish cherries.. These are authentic Kent farm-grown cherries!

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    • A purple valley – Lavender in bloom

      Posted on 7th July 2015 by

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      The Darenth Valley is looking beautiful as our lavender fields come into full flower! We have already been cutting for bunches, and now we are waiting for the flowers to be at optimum oil capacity before harvesting. Don’t miss out – come and visit before the crop is cut! You […]

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    • New Season Kentish Strawberries

      Posted on 25th May 2015 by

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      Now in stock! Very pleased to have the first of the Kent season strawberries now in the shop. From the same farm that supply Wimbledon Tennis! Come and pick up a punnet.

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    • Kentish Asparagus now in stock

      Posted on 17th May 2015 by

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      We now have plenty of delicious local asparagus now in The Hop Shop! Grown locally at a farm down the road, asparagus is a great addition to your Spring Summer dishes. For the best results, wash the stems thoroughly in a sink full of cold water. Then trim the stalks […]

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    • Christmas shopping on the farm

      Posted on 3rd December 2014 by

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      We have plenty of parking, no shopping centre crowds, and a treasure trove of beautiful gifts for you to choose from for family and friends. You can even  pick your own hampers in the shop from our wide range of baskets and products and we’ll gift wrap them for you […]

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    • Turkeys, Geese & Beef Galore!

      Posted on 13th November 2014 by

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      NOW IS THE TIME TO ORDER YOUR YUMMY CHRISTMAS MEATS! Beef, pheasants ducks, chickens and turkeys can be pre-ordered for collection anytime. Gammons will be available from MID December. DONT MISS OUT! For more information click here!

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    • Fantastic Apple Turnover!

      Posted on 2nd October 2014 by

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      The September sunshine encouraged huge numbers of visitors to our orchards- and they’ve picked it clean! We closed the orchard on Sunday 28th September – a week earlier than anticipated so APOLOGIES to anyone who was hoping to come next weekend. However, READY-PICKED APPLES – COX, NORFOLK ROYALS, BRAMLEYS AND […]

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    • Pumpkins Galore!

      Posted on 11th September 2014 by

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      Our home-grown pumpkins are now in season! Come down to the farm and have a look at our range… the various varieties are slowly coming into season (some ripen later), but we usually have a range of shapes and sizes from the tasty little ‘rolet’ that can be baked whole, […]

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    • PYO Apples – and enjoy the view!

      Posted on 28th August 2014 by

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      We are happy to announce that our delicious Norfolk Royal Apples will be ready to eat from Friday 5th September. We are the only registered Norfolk Royal orchard in the world – so come down and try what a real apple tastes like! Norfolk Royals are beautiful, big red, sweet, […]

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    • Kentish Hop Season is upon us!

      Posted on 5th August 2014 by

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      Now the last of our Lavender fields have been harvested.. our minds start to turn to wonderful Kentish Hop Bines! You can pre order now – our Fresh Hop Bines will be available in the shop and for mail order despatch across the UK from Monday 18th August, and our […]

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    • Cherries now in the shop!

      Posted on 1st July 2014 by

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      Producer Profile – Cherries from Court Lodge Farm We have always been so happy that we can get our cherries from Doug Worley – he really does produce the sweetest, plumpest and tastiest Kentish cherries down on his farm in Yalding! Having grown cherries in the family for generations, Doug […]

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    • Fresh Lavender Bunches

      Posted on 5th June 2014 by

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