Producer of the month

Whitegates Farm and Nursery

Whitegates Farm and Nursery have supported our farmers markets almost since day 1 soon after Rochester Farmers Market started. They started out with mainly apples and plants, and gradually over the years a whole host of weird and wonderful berries were planted and the vegetable production has been geared around the markets they attend.

For the first 4 years Mike who you now generally see on the stall used to help out at the occasional market with Saul attending most of the markets.  In 2003 Mike had to step in for a few months and has been doing the bulk of them since.

Whitegates Farm moved to their current 63 acre site in the mid 90’s.  The small nursery started in 1995.  The farm is located near Rainham/Gillingham Kent and their stall including fruit and vegetables that they have grown themselves and can range from gooseberries, asparagus, apples through to brussel sprouts, peas and beetroot.

Mike and Saul are more than happy to share their knowledge about growing fruit and vegetables and Saul regularly updates their Facebook page with details of what’s been happening on the farm.