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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

  • 20th May 2019
    Wonderful wheat at Castle Farm

    Wheat is grown on Castle Farm for bread flour - but before it gets to that stage we also harvest it for our beautiful dried bunches of green wheat and golden wheat, which is used for interior decoration, in shop fronts and at events nationwide.

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  • 8th May 2019
    Baby Lavender plants in the soil

    We have been busy planting over 30,000 new Lavender plants this week. Lavender plants only have a productive life of about 15-18 years so we need to constantly rotate fields and crops to maintain our oil harvest...

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  • 30th April 2019
    Kentish Asparagus recipe inspiration

    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.

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