Wilsley Park Farm, Cranbrook

Purchased by local brothers Mel and Andrew Streek in 2015, Wilsley Park Farm (formerly known as Breach Farm), has a farmhouse that dates back to the 1800s.  Originally a dairy farm, it was re-planted as a fruit farm in 1990.  The farm currently has 80 acres of orchards planted with traditional fruit trees, including apples, pears and plums, and an ancient Bluebell wood.

Soon after purchasing the farm, Mel and Andrew began a regeneration programme for the less healthy trees, including the planting of 3 new orchards.  However, 90% of the orchards still have their original trees, traditionally planted, and maintained on a non-intensive basis.

Wilsley Park Farm now boasts over 80,000 fruit trees, planted with apple varieties including Braeburn, Bramley, Cox, Gala, Golden Delicious, Russets and Worcester.  There are also orchards of pears and plums including Opal, Victoria and Marjorie varieties.

At Wilsley Park Farm, the original cold store was updated in 2016, the pack house was removed, and the farm buildings renovated.  Once the farm's fruit is hand-picked, it is transported to our pack house for packing, before onward distribution to our customers including Waitrose and Lidl.  Approximately 6 tonnes of fruit is retained to be pressed to make traditional apple juice and cider, in partnership with local experts at Biddenden Vineyard.

Wilsley Park Farm first began pressing its own apple juice in 2017 - producing a delicious cloudy apple juice full of all the goodness and vitamins you could expect from freshly pressed Kentish apples.

Wilsley Park Farm cider has subsequently been added to the range of traditionally made products.  Plucky Pheasant Cider is a slight sparkly, clear and crisp cider, comparing favourably to sparkling wines and champagnes.  Lovely all year round, best served chilled; it is suitable for every occasion.

Branded as Wilsley Park farm, our apple juice and cider can be purchased locally.  To find your nearest stockist, please click here.