Based in the South East of England in Wickhambreaux, Kent, we farm across 72 hectares of land and supply produce to some of the UK's best known supermarkets, as well as local farm shops and restaurants.
We have also installed a refrigerated vending machine on the farm to sell our fruit, in season, to anyone passing by.
All our fruit is chilled and packed on site in our bespoke packing facility which ensures the fruit reaches our customers in prime condition.
Each summer up to 300 seasonal workers arrive to live on the farm helping us to pick
and pack our soft fruit.
Edwin Kelsey started farming in Wickhambreaux, Kent in 1870 farming a mix of crops and livestock. Edwin was succeeded by his son, Byron who continued with the mixed farming model, even winning the Smithfield Show in 1928 with one of his prize Sussex bulls. After his death at
the age of 67, his 23 year old son Hugh took over the reins.
Once established in the family business, Hugh started to specialise in top fruit production (apples and pears) at which he excelled. He took the farm into the modern age by developing new planting systems never before attempted on such a large scale.
In 2001, Hugh was given the honour of being Master of the Worshipful Company of Fruiterers.
Hugh's son, Paul, joined the farm in 1987. Hugh retired from farming in the mid 90's which was when Paul took over. Im 1999 Paul started to change the farm into what it has become today,
a focussed and progressive soft fruit business. The farm is at the forefront of developing new growing techniques and prides itself on pushing innovation and sustainability.
In 2012 Jon Rix, the Farm Manager, was made a Partner in the business and subsequently a Director upon incorporation.