Our Story

Welcome to our website. Life on the farm is very much a year-round business. Please take a moment to enjoy our slideshow of images of the farm through the seasons: from the bare trees of winter to the blossoms of spring and the abundant fruit of summer and autumn. The farm is home to a wide variety of wildlife including barn owls, pheasants, brown hares, buzzards and even Deer’s

The Neaves family, now in their third generation, have been growing fruit since 1941, when Bryan's father Archie brought Little Sharsted Farm. Over the years the farm has thrived and expanded and Bryan has introduced new growing systems and planted modern varieties of top and stone fruit. Today we grow mainly apples (45ha), pears (14ha), cherries (45ha).

During the season we can offer seasonal work on the farm. This gives the student an opportunity to make new friends and experience life on the farm. Students wishing to apply for work on the farm should contact us via our email. (Info@arneaves.co.uk).

Little Sharsted Farm is situated near the lovely village of Newnham, nestling in the 'Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. The nearest pub and restaurant are within a short, picturesque walk of the farm. By train, central London can be reached in an hour, and the beautiful city of Canterbury in 15 minutes – with its wealth of shops, famous Cathedral, historic buildings, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. You can always get a train to Whitstable from Faversham station (which is 8-minute train ride) this has its own beach restaurants and bars. Faversham our local medieval town has its own swimming pool, cinema and restaurant, museum  along with regular market place.