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James
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Welcome James

James has joined the team!! Having worked as a solicitor for many years the thought of going back to commuting when Covid is finally over is not a welcoming thought. He has enjoyed helping out and he has been invaluable through very tough times.

old barn
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The Farm

We have purchased the farm where we keep our pigs!! We cannot tell you how thrilled we are to be able to live on the farm we have rented for the last 8 years.  Living in Egerton, having the pigs at Greenhill Lane and the shop in Pluckley, meant a lot of driving back and…

covid car park at pluckley farmshop
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Lockdown

March 2020. As the majority of the world goes into lockdown we can assure you that as long as all our staff stay well and healthy we will be open as usual. Monday – Friday 9am to 6pm. Saturday 9am – 5pm and Sunday 9.30am to 1.30pm (we have a little lie in).  Safety measures will be in force.

helen eating a burger outside a bell tent
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Napping with pigs

Summer 2019 saw us sleep with our pigs. Yes, that’s right, previously we have been travelling from our house back and forth so many times during farrowing season that it is simply just easier to camp out. We love our spacious bell tent but not quite so the animals that all wake so early. The sheep start bleating as soon as sun is coming up! But hey, we love rural life and are very lucky to be in this beautiful village.

Eve, our cook
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At last – a full time cook

Eve comes to us with a wealth of experience.  She has previously worked in nearby schools and a local butcher. Eve clearly loves cooking and the quality of her pastries are exceptional. She has fallen in to step with the team so quickly it’s like she’s always been here. I just wish I’d sorted out…

MoonPig
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MoonPig

With MoonPig.com we have supplied the apples from our local orchards for MoonPig to create a spooky gin. I had no idea that MoonPig did gifts as well as cards. Be sure to look out for this product.

marie shave
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Shave for McMillian

My sister did it!! Marie braved the shave for McMillian. Thank you to all those who gave to this worthy cause.

orchard meand sarah
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Happy pigs

August 2013. So, not only do we own lots of piggies we have now moved to a nearby farm with more space so we can start to breed with our pigs. We are passionate about animal welfare so to have our pigs born and raised on the farm = happy pigs. Sarah pictured here to…

maggie piglets buttercups
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Dotty and Angel

September 2012. Look what we have started to do! We are renting a small space near to our house and have welcomed Zulu, Dotty and Angel (named by the children). The first of many we hope. We’ll be able to recycle our fruit and veg waste to these piggies and they will come back as sausages. Ticks all the boxes – zero food waste, low food miles, free range. For us it is not just animal welfare it is love at first sight.

ITV’s Escape to the Country
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ITV’s Escape to the Country

September 2011 Well – we have only been open a year and have featured on ITV’s Escape to the Country. The programme show cased local shopping, small holding produce and Kent’s wonderful orchards. The pear juice featured will no doubt be the next best seller for us. Delicious.

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paperwork
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DID YOU KNOW

So what do we do when you don’t see us at the front of the shop or on the farm? Helen does spend a lot of her time in her office, especially since taking on the farm projects in the last 2 years.  So much paperwork!  But a lot of her time during 2020/2021was spent…

Pluckley Porkers
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Pluckley Porkers

We rear our Pluckley Porkers on the Greensand Way, Pluckley, Kent.  They are rare breed Berkshires and free range.  Sadly, there are not very many free-range pigs these days. Whilst we run a farmI wouldn’t exactly say we arefarmers. 10 years of experience with pigs really only grants us the title of pig enthusiast (or…