Walmestone Growers exists to rebuild local food economies

We believe that changing the way we produce and distribute food is fundamental to solving the world’s most pressing social and ecological problems.

About Walmestone Growers

Walmestone Growers was established in the mid 1980's by the late John Aspinall because he wanted the very best food for his animals at both Howletts and Port Lympne. This unique approach to feeding animals continues to this day.

We are quite unique in this part of Kent as we are a small site (8 acres) but we grow a wide range of crops including Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Peppers, Herbs, Beans, Courgettes, Squash, Lettuce, Salad Leaves, Kale, Leeks and Carrots. All the crops grown under glass and polythene are kept clean of pests using Biological Control. We use no insecticides or herbicides, relying on ground cover fabric and hard work to control the weeds. Fertility of the soil is maintained using PAS 100 compost and organic chicken manure.

​We have a small area of tunnels (01. ha) that are in conversion to Organic standards.

Where would we be without our growers?

They deserve their fair share of the rewards so we pay our suppliers at least 50% of the retail value for any produce we buy in.

The benefits of buying local

Local food supports local economies. Buying food from our growers in the local community supports local jobs and encourages variety in our diets. It also requires less transportation, so it's fresher and has a smaller environmental footprint.

Fresher food

Reduced food miles

Support local jobs

Respect for the food system

Fewer preservatives

Better value for money

Reduced packaging

We have been getting Ooooby boxes delivered for a couple of years now. We always get fast and friendly communication, the produce and products are fantastic. I love supporting local producers and farmers, it creates happiness!

— Robyn

We've got some great people

Meet some of our tireless and committed East Kent crew who work hard to bring you the tastiest local food. If you would like to be part of the team, get in touch.

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