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Brogdale Horticultural Trust
Brogdale Farm, Brogdale Road, Faversham
Tel: +44 (0)1795 535286
The National Fruit Collection has 4,000 varieties of fruit in 30 acres of orchards; pears, apples, plums, cherries, currants, quinces, medlars and many other fruits. Citrus displays, an apple exhibition and demonstration gardens. A large plan centre and gift shop. Light refreshments; picnic site.

The Barn Yard
Mike Blee,
Gore Farm,
Oak Lane, Upchurch,
Sittingbourne,
ME9 7BE
Tel: 01634 235059/362500 or Answerphone: 01634 388856
Series of shops sited around a courtyard of restored farm buildings. They include the Farm Shop selling seasonally fresh, locally produced fruit and vegetables; The Dairy with over 80 different cheeses; Flower Shop - specialising in dried flowers and basketware; The Pantry wide range of apple juices, mustards, preserves, etc; also The Coffee Shop, The Gift Byre, and the Gore Farm Trails three different farm trails to demonstrate conservation alongside high level production on a modern fruit farm. Pick-Your-Own fruit and vegetables in season. Open daily - June to August: 10.00am 6.00pm; September to May: 10.00am to 5.00pm. Closed Mondays.

Chegworth Valley Fruit Farm
Chegworth, Maidstone ME17 1DE
(+44(0)1622 859272)

Neals Place Farm
Ken Jordan,
Neals Place Road,
Canterbury,
CT2 8HX
Tel: 01227 765632 or mobile: 0802 211434
This 30-acre holding produces a wide range of fruit and vegetables including strawberries, gooseberries, raspberries, blackcurrants, cherries, plums, apples, potatoes, runner beans, sweetcorn and beetroot. In addition to the Pick Your Own, there is now a new farm shop open daily May to October. During strawberry season (May/July) shop open 10.00am-8.00pm and then 2.00pm-7pm thereafter. Telephone for details.

Pawley Farm Traditional Kentish Cider
Angela and Derek Macey,
Painters Forstal,
Faversham,
ME13 0EN
Tel: 01795 532043
The Maceys believe in doing things the old fashioned way. All cider is produced at Pawley Farm using its own apples and the family's 200-year-old recipe. To ensure a superior flavour, only oak casks are used to ferment the cider which is left to mature for between 18 months and two years. All the cider is unpasteurised so each year's products have their own unique taste and cider comes in three types: sweet, medium and dry. Opportunities to visit the orchards and enjoy a tour of the production plant. Ring for details larger orders/caterers welcome.

Penshurst Vineyards
David Westphal,
Grove Road,
Penshurst,
near Tonbridge,
TN11 8DU
Tel/fax: 01892 870255 www.penshurst.co.uk
Visitors can stroll among the vines and visit the winery to taste the wines, apple wine and apple juice all of which can all be purchased in the shop. In the grounds are a mob of wallabies, rare breed sheep, exotic wildfowl, a plant centre, picnic area and ample parking space. Facilities for disabled people. Guided tours and groups by arrangement. Open daily from 10am, closed Christmas week and weekends in January and February.

Perry Court Farm
Martin and Heidi Fermor,
Perry Court,
Bilting,
Ashford,
TN25 4ES
Tel: 01233 812408
Well-stocked farm shop open daily from 8.30am-6.00pm including Sundays. Seasonal fruit and vegetables are sold fresh from the farm, along with locally produced meats, 80 English cheeses and game in season. Perry Court Farm grows and sells more than 100 varieties of apples, plus a wide variety of plums and pears. Its own apples are pressed into juice available in six flavours. Soft fruit includes strawberries, raspberries, red, black and white currants and gooseberries. The Fermors also grow a broad range of salad and maincrop potatoes, including the prized gourmet salad potato, Pink Fur Apple. Customers can enjoy regular food tastings based on the philosophy: Try Before You Buy! A selection of locally-raised bedding plants, ornamental trees and shrubs also on sale.

Pippins Fruit Farm
Maidstone Road, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells
TN2 4AB
DJ Knight, +44(0)1892 824569).
Open: mid June - December. Holds an Apple Day celebration each year.
Fruit includes 30 varieties of apples, plums and cobnuts plus apple juice, wine and cider from the farm shop. PYO.

Ringden Farm Apple Juice
Chris Dench,
Ringden Farm,
Hurst Green,
Etchingham,
TN19 7QY
Tel: 01580 879570
A range of farm-pressed cloudy apple juices. The most popular line is a Cox/Bramley blend which is available in 330ml and one litre glass bottles. Single variety juices such as Cox, Bramley, Jonagold, Russet and Worcester are available in one litre glass bottles. Visitors can sample the juice and see the product being made. Apples and pears available. Larger orders welcome.


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