CHEGWORTH VALLEY GAINS SUSTAINABLE RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION APPROVAL03/02/2014
Chegworth Valley has now been fully approved as a supplier by the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA), which acts to help restaurants source food more sustainably.
Chegworth is committed to producing fresh produce whilst minimising the impact on the environment and creating as sustainable a supply chain as possible. “Our ethos is to grow the best fruit & vegetables, whilst working as closely as possible with the end user” explains David Deme, proprietor at Chegworth Valley. “This gives us a greater understanding of what demand is likely to be, minimising food waste which is a growing problem throughout the food sector.”view more »
CHEGWORTH VALLEY EXTENDING ORCHARDS03/02/2014
Planting of 8000 new apple trees is well underway at Chegworth Valley. The farm, which is fully certified organic, is extending its existing 60 acres of orchards in order to keep up with increasing demand for its organic fruit and farm pressed apple juices.
Situated just 1½ miles from the famous Leeds Castle, on land which was formally the dairy for the Castle, Chegworth Valley has been growing apples for over 30 years.view more »
HARVEST COMPLETE AT CHEGWORTH VALLEY29/11/2013
Chegworth Valley has now completed its apple & pear harvest for 2013. The farm, based at Chegworth, near Harrietsham has plantings of around 75,000 apple & pear trees and grows around 20 varieties of apples & pears. Harvest began in August, with Discovery apples being the first off the trees and has continued as varieties including Cox, Bramley and Russet along with lesser known varieties such as Crimson Crisp, Boskoop Rouge and Chegworth Beauty have ripened.
All apples grown on the family owned & run farm are certified organic by the soil association and are all picked by hand...view more »