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Working at Castleton: John’s story

Working at Castleton: John’s story

I started working at Castleton Farm in March 2006 through the Hops Agricultural Workers Scheme. The snow was causing disruption to the work process. My initial reaction to this was "thankfully each...

Growing cherries

Growing cherries

Last year, Castleton Farm picked and packed 8.5million punnets of premium Scottish soft fruit. The farm is well known in the region for the quality of its strawberries and raspberries, but it also...

The berries are coming

The berries are coming

Summer is coming… and to prove it, Castleton Farm strawberries are about to land on the shop shelves. And that’s the start of an eight-month harvesting period for us. Castleton Farm is one of the...

Battling to survive COVID-19

Battling to survive COVID-19

To coin a phrase from Miley Cyrus, Covid-19 came in like a wrecking ball. It decimated lives, businesses and the economy. As if the threat of a no deal Brexit was not enough! But the wise Greek...