Walmestone Growers is helping 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.

Fair prices for farmers and artisan food producers is vital

We pay our suppliers at least 50% of the retail value for any products we buy in, and when dealing with wholesalers, we check to make sure they pay fair prices to their growers.

The benefits of buying local

Local food supports local economies. Food grown 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 having a Vegetable box delivered each week for the past 12 months. Everything has been fresh and extremely tasty. I love the surprise of not knowing what lovely things will be included and then planning the week's meals.

— Sandra from Chartham

We've got some great people

Meet some of our committed Walmestone Growers 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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