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Media & Awards

You can take a look at some recent newspaper and magazine articles on Castle Farm and The Hop Shop here:


We are proud to have won the following awards;

Family Business of the Year 2017 in The Times Local Newspapers Business Awards

2012  Rural Enterprise Award Food and Farming Industry

2011   Winner of Most Beautiful Farm in South and South East England

2009  Farmers Weekly Diversification Farmer of the Year

2008  Winner of the Kent Sustainable Business Management Award

2007  Finalist in the national FARMA (Farm Retail and Farmers Markets Association) Best Farm Shop Award

2007  Finalist in the national FARMA Own and Local Award

2004  Winner of the Kent Rural Business Award

2004 Kent’s Best Farm Shop

2000  CLA Building Design Award for The Hop Shop

1993-1997  5 x RHS Chelsea Gold Medals

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