A FEW THINGS YOU MIGHT WANT
TO KNOW ABOUT US
Who we are…
We are five young farmers who run a large, professional and beautiful biodynamic fruitfarm, consisting of large apple and pear orchards as well as redcurrant, blackberry and gooseberry plantings and laying hens roaming under the trees and fruit bushes.
What we do…
We produce biodynamic fruit. Including various varieties of apples and pears as well as soft fruits (blackberries, redcurrants, gooseberries, blueberries and raspberries), juices, preserves, eggs, seasonal vegetables and mushrooms.
How we do it…
The farm is situated in the High Weald of Sussex, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It has taken us ten years and all our knowledge and expertise to get to where we are now. We now own 19ha of land, including some woodland, and rent 6.5ha nearby.
WATCH OUR FILM
Jasmine and Melissa of HEMSLEY + HEMSLEY are on their Thoughtful Eating tour and make a final stop in the High Weald of Sussex, a natural area of beauty and home to one of the UK’s few biodynamic farms – Brambletye Fruit Farm and Orchard Eggs.
Stein was trained in biodynamic farming at the warmonderhof college in Holland. His passion is fruit growing although fishing comes in pretty close to that. Stein began growing fruit renting a field at a long established biodynamic farm down the road called tablehurst farm, after a few successful years he managed to buy his own fields and from that moment brambletye fruit farm was born. Over the years other trained farmers have come to join stein and bring along there own skills and knowledge to create the brambletye fruit farm as it is today.
Daniel & Karen
Daniel and Karen moved to England in 2008 with the dream to start up their own flock of laying hens while settling down as a family. Since then they have welcomed two lovely girls, Hinthe and Eva, and thousands of chickens into their lives! Also trained in biodynamics at warmonderhof they joined brambletye to work alongside Stein, cooperating together to create a self sufficient farm organism, with the orchard to feed and shelter the hens, and in return they would fertilize the soil and maximize the productivity of the orchard creating a balanced ecosystem.
Jochem also trained in biodynamics at warmonderhof and joined brambletye in 2012. Jochem was running his own market garden in Belgium before making the move to grow vegetables for our farmers markets here at the brambletye. Jochem runs the garden by himself, he selects his plants based on taste and suitability for our soil type. He is up at the crack of dawn to harvest his veg so that it is brought fresh to our market stalls every week.
Ellie trained in biodynamics through the apprenticeship scheme and joined the brambletye in 2011, along with trading at farmers markets Ellie deals with the personnel and paperwork side of the business. Although her real passion is her pigs who live in the woodland at the brambletye and happily munch on any tasty leftovers of veg and apples from the markets!
GREAT PRODUCTS NEEDS AN GREAT ENVIRONMENT TO THRIVE.
CHECK OUT OUR FARM
Get in touch to find out more about how we farm, our products, market dates and to arrange a visit!