Eckley Farms is a family owned farming partnership, growing arable crops in the Weald of Kent, and selling cold pressed rapeseed oil and stoneground flours under their Pure Kent brand.
We use all sorts of innovative techniques to increase soil health on our farm, from satellite technology to guide the tractors, to growing a wide variety of cover crops which increase biodiversity above and below ground.
Our flour is made from wheat grown and stone milled on our family farm. We look after the crop from the day it’s planted right up until it’s harvested and stored in our barns. Milling is a slow process which keeps the flour cool. Flour is available in catering sacks, or retail bags.
Our cold pressed rapeseed oil is planted, looked after, harvested and pressed by us. Most of our oil goes into fabulous frozen ready meals at the COOK kitchens in Sittingbourne. Oil is available from 250ml bottles, to 1000litre containers.
Oil is also available in garlic or chilli flavour, and award winning oak smoked. We also have three salad dressings, Lemon & Poppy Seed is our most popular, closely followed by Dijon & Black Pepper and good old Honey & Mustard.
These are some of our recent awards and accreditations
We pledge to increase the carbon content of our soils
We pledge to minimise use of chemical fertilisers
We pledge to use intelligent cropping choices to protect water quality
We pledge to minimise use of plant protection products
We pledge to increase biodiversity on our farm, above and below ground
We pledge to be carbon neutral by 2030.
We pledge to take part in a Carbon Footprint measuring exercise in winter 20-21