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WE ARE OPEN EVERY SUNDAY APRIL - OCTOBER 11:30 - 3:30
PYO PUMPKINS Open daily from SATURDAY 19th OCTOBER - Sunday 27th 10:00 -3:30
Little Fant Farm is a hidden heritage cottage farm, set within the scenic Medway Valley Fruit Orchards, on the Western side of Maidstone, Kent.
We are a small working farm, of 16 Acres and our aim is to produce as much food from the farm as we can, which we sell or cook with and open the farm for events, PYO Pumpkins, Pears & Plums.
Our farm makes a great day out for families, where you can walk around the farm, see our animals & Kitchen Garden and relax in our Tea Barn paddock with a nice cup of tea and farm made cakes and savoury treats. We probably have the best Sausage Rolls ever!
If we are unable to grow or rear the farm animals for food ourselves then we try our very best to source food which is produced locally buying directly from the farmer for the FARM TO TABLE freshness, taste and quality.
The farm consists of Pear & Plum Orchards, Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Pigs (from Spring to late Autumn),
We have also adopted 2 Shetland Ponies, Pumpkin & Orlando from the Equine Rescue Charity, Pukka Ponies, based in East Farleigh, Maidstone.
We have 4 Acres of Pear Orchard, and we offer you the great opportunity of renting a Pear Tree of your own, details can found on our website
We take some of our Pears to the Juicers to make our Farm Pear Juice which we sell in our Tea Barn, offer PYO Pears at the end of September when the fruit is ready.
There is an acre of Plum trees, which give us delightful Plums in the Summer.
All our fruit is sprayed organically to help with pest control.
Our other farm fields have Wild Meadow Fields, which we cut for hay and provide a great area for the natural wildlife, along with 3 Acres of farm land to grow Pumpkins and open up over Halloween time for PYO Pumpkins.
Other events are held throughout the year and school holidays, please check our facebook events page or website for further details.
Entrance is off Farleigh Lane, Maidstone, ME16 9LU or the surrounding Public Footpaths.
We would like to politely ask you not to bring your Picnics onto the farm, thank you
Dogs are allowed on the farm, as long as they are kept on a very tight lead.
Please also see our frequently asked questions page, thank you.
How to Find Us
Easily reachable by Public Footpath, Little Fant Farm can be found at the end of Fant Farm farm track off Hackney/Upper Fant Road, or via the public footpaths off Farleigh Lane/ Gatland Lane. Approx 10 mins, may be longer if you have an inquisitive child or dog! Wonderful views to be seen across the valley.
If you are following the Medway River Walk, we are close to East Farleigh Train Station, cross the railway line, and opposite The Victory Public House there is a footpath, follow that for approx 5/10 mins and you will come across our Pigs first. This is a narrow footpath to start with, with a small but steep climb, (not suitable for a buggy). The footpath then opens up and is alot wider.
As above, depart at East Farleigh train station and head up the hill, Farleigh Lane, not across the River, although have a meander around there first, as it is very picturesque.
We have parking available at the Farm, when we have our 'Pop Up' Farm Shops, all other times please park nearby and follow some of the public footpath routes as detailed above.
All our animals can be seen from the Public Footpaths and we do allow permitted access through some parts of the farm.
Our Animals look forward to seeing you!
Little Fant Farm Cakery is very much a small family run business established by Sonya, a passionate cake maker and decorator, who has been using her artistic talents to decorate Birthday and Wedding Cakes professionally for the past 20 year.
Sonya has won a new business award for Best Customer Service Business, taken part in an ITV programme, Food Glorious Food, in 2012, and her first Naked Wedding Cake was commissioned by a member of the pop band The Feeling.
Sonya now bakes cakes, scones, & biscuits for the Little Fant Farm, farm stall each day, and makes her wedding cakes from the farm house kitchen. These can be seen on her website.
Cakes can be ordered and collected from us, so why not treat youself and your family, have a look at our Cakery section.