Who We Are

We are passionate about food production and care deeply about our farmed environment. We farm sustainably in accordance with the values of our business which have changed little across the generations of our farming family.

We are proud to produce great British food for our customers, including: cereals; potatoes; beef cattle; asparagus and tree fruit. We also have a fruit import business which offers our customers year round supply and complements our core ACH Farming business.

We are based in the Canterbury area of East Kent. Please contact us to find out more about what we do.

Our Mission Statement: Farming for tomorrow

Our Values:

  • The long term drives our decision making
  • Honesty, fairness and respect
  • Be outstanding in all our fields
  • Always leave something for the next person
  • Our farmed environment feeds us and our customers

We are mixed farmers based in East Kent in the Garden of England. We farm 4,000 acres in a triangle between Canterbury, Folkestone and Sandwich growing a diverse range of crops and produce.

In 1946 Arthur Cecil Hulme bought Great Pedding, a 202 acre farm in Wingham. The Hulme family had farmed in Lancashire over three generations but saw an opportunity to start a new farming business in Kent. The family traded as AC Hulme & Sons and over the decades developed a successful mixed farming business under the guidance of Cecil and latterly his sons Humphrey and Tim, who led a rapid expansion of the farms during the late 1900s and early 2000s.

The business prides itself on being a family run farming operation and whilst we now operate as a modern agri-business we remain true to our mixed farming heritage with Tom and Louisa Hulme now farming in East Kent alongside Humphrey.

ACH Farming and Brook Farm Wingham LLP produce a diverse range of high quality crops and produce, including: fruit (apples, pears, cherries, apricots and plums); cereals; potatoes; asparagus; and livestock (single suckler beef cattle).

ACH Farming is an approved supplier to all major UK supermarkets and a member of the ASSURED Produce ‘Red Tractor’ Scheme as well as Assured Combinable Crops and FABBL. We have long been LEAF Marque certified and regularly undertake specific supermarket audits such as BRC and the SMETA ethical audit. The whole farm is entered into Countryside Stewardship Agreements with Natural England and sustainable farming is at the core of all our decision making.

We are 3rd generation Kent farmers following a long line of farmers. Every day we work to improve our farmed environment for the generations to follow us. We love it!

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