Producer of the month

R and D Plants

Donna from R and D plants hanging basketsR and D Plants are a husband and wife team who have been growing plants for 36 years. We have a nursery where the plants are grown which is not open to the public and we sell out plants at farmers markets and garden shows.

They sell seasonal plants including perennials, vegetable plants, bedding plants and hanging baskets.

Find them at:

  • Hall Place Bexley Sunday Farmers Market
  • Lenham Country Market
  • Hall Place Bexley Saturday Farmers Market
  • West Malling Farmers Market

Previous producers

St Apple Hurst Roast  

St Apple Hurst Roast started in December 2015 attending one market a month.

They started with 3 types of coffees and now sell a selection of 8 coffees from all over world. All of the coffee is roasted in Kent.

St Apple Hurst Roast use other local small businesses to make our coffee products like their chocolate coffee and fudge using their signature blend of Kentish Dragon.

They have also commissioned a small studio potter to make pottery for the hand made drippers. So each hand made dripper is unique.

St Apple Hurst Roast change the origin of 4 of their coffees twice a year. So there is a variety of choice throughout the year. 

St Apple Hurst Roast currently attend the Farmers Markets at Hall Place Bexley on the 1st Sunday of the month and West Malling Farmers Market on the 4th Sunday 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.