Kent Smallholders Newsletter


Firstly many thanks to Angela and Clive for very kindly inviting us to their smallholding to see their Oxford Sandy and black pigs. We were warmly welcomed and shown an impressive presentation followed by an interesting tour. Whilst we were on the tour with Clive, Angela cooked their home produced sausages for us all to eat. There was plenty of time for questions and chatter and Clive and Angela generously donated members signing-in money to the club funds.

On Saturday 24th August 2019, there will be a Market Day at Falconhurst, Cowden Pound Road,
Markbeech TN8 5NR with free entry 10.30am - 2pm, where they will soon be opening up a farm shop.

We have been contaced by Helen Babbs, an Agricultural journalist who is writing a news feature about Ash tree dieback for Country Smallholding. She is looking to speak to some smallholders who have been affected by the disease and the problems it's presented to them and how they have dealt or are planning to deal with it. As Kent is one of the 'hot-spots' of the ash dieback, she wondered if anyone would be interested in featuring? If you would, please contact her direct at

We have a new link about to go on our links page
if you are a paid up member of Kent Smallholders you will be given a discount code to receive 10% discount on their products. Your discount code will shortly be emailed out to you by Claire. Should you require it sooner, feel free to contact me.

On Sunday 8th September your Kent Smallholders Stand will be at Chiddingstone Castle Country Fair to sign up new members. The Fair is open from 11am to 5pm and costs 6 for an adult, child 5-13 2, under 5's free and family ticket 15. There will be a dog show, free terrier racing, dog agility, a chance to try fishing, food and drink shopping, children's cookery workshops and family giant wool sack race plus more.

Our next meeting is the Poultry Workshop on Saturday 21st September. It is a members only day, but it is not too late to join Kent Smallholders if you wish to attend. Whilst we are supplying a programme of the day there will also be plenty of time for questions. All members should now have received an email from Claire with full details of the workshop and egg show - if you have not received it please contact me.

It seems our Weather Forecasting speaker, David King had his forecast correct when he said the second part of August would be wet!
At present I am busy organising our Events for 2020 - so please do contact me if your have any ideas or suggestions for next years meetings.
Best wishes

Tel: 07909-514024