The emotional rollercoaster and pleasure that comes from working with livestock is the driving force behind what we do. Sharing this privilege with the wider community is the cherry on top.
The British countryside, with its ever-changing weather, is the best place to spend one’s time. Different seasons provide an array of colours and tests, but agriculture is the most resilient and adaptable industry out there and one we are very proud to be part of.
Creating the most sustainable and environmentally friendly commercial farm, focusing on native and rare breeds with the highest welfare standards, has always been our aim.
Records indicate that Paley Farm dates back to the 1550s, when the original farmhouse was situated next to the stream. A water-driven corn mill was next door, until the turn of the 20th century, when it disappears from maps. The ‘new’ farmhouse was built in the 1780s.
Over the centuries, the land has been farmed for apples, pears, cherries, plums and arable crops, as well as being home to all kinds of livestock. Paley, with its two oast houses, also played an illustrious role during the heyday of Kentish hop picking, when caravans of gypsies plus over one thousand people from the East End of London would come to the farm for a working holiday.