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The Hop Shop Kent

The Hop Shop is based on Castle Farm – our family run lavender farm in North Kent. In the summer months, our Lavender fields burst into colour across the Kent landscape and we harvest and extract pure Kentish Lavender Oil.

The farm’s own beef, apples, apple juice, Kentish hop garlands, dried flowers, pumpkins, Kentish lavender oils, food essences, Lavender teas and honey are all sold through the unique, award-winning farm shop (and online), along with carefully selected gifts, cards, crafts, seasonal decorations, food hampers and local, traceable produce.

Here at The Hop Shop, in accordance with the seasons we sell different produce, including Kent strawberries and cherries during the Summer and locally grown asparagus and our Hop Plants in the Winter and Spring – excellent for home-brewing enthusiasts! Cards and inspirational gifts are available throughout the year. During the Lavender Season, we organise tours of the picturesque lavender fields to teach you all about this versatile crop, plus host Aromatherapy Massages al fresco in the Lavender fields. Throughout Autumn, there are pumpkins, hops, and our pretty little PYO apple orchard and in the Winter the shop is packed with Christmas food and gifts.

Our excellent reputation and unique appeal has seen us featured on television, radio, home lifestyle as well as food magazines. The farm has been used as a location for numerous TV advertisements.

We highly value our conservation policy for the protection of our wildlife and beautiful landscape. We have a reputation for high ethical and environmental standards.

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Castle Farm Diaries

  • 22nd July 2019
    Lavender Harvest is underway!

    We have started to harvest our fields for 2019.... and are extracting Lavender Oil daily in our distillery. Click here to read the key dates for the predicted end of harvest for this year.

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  • 4th July 2019
    Lavender perfection for cooking both savoury & sweet

    Lavender has been used for centuries to flavour food.. and not just sweet deserts and cakes! Read all about Lavender for cooking and culinary use and how to best bring it into your recipe repertoire!

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  • 27th June 2019
    New farm activity sheets for our little visitors!

    Colour the Castle Farm Lavender or do a 'Spot and See' as you walk through the farm. Download the activity sheets at home and bring them with you when you visit, or pick up a free copy when you arrive!

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