Clock House Farm
Clock House Farm started out as a small mixed family farm in 1903. Since then the business has evolved to become a leading grower of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, apples and plums farming approximately 300 hectares in Kent, establishing a reputation for the delivery of exceptional fruit produced with a strong commitment to observing the highest standard of responsible environmental stewardship. The quality soft and stone fruit is marketed via Berry Gardens, which is wholly owned and run by growers, with Clock House Farm taking responsibility for more than 20% of the grower group produce.
Clock House Farm has established expertise as innovative, progressive growers with an excellent track record in adopting the latest most efficient growing techniques and investing in state-of-the-art technology to deliver superior quality fruit supported by best-in-class sustainability management practices. The ‘Growing a better tomorrow’ strap line that supports the business is indicative of Clock House’s strong allegiance to minimising the impact of its operations on the planet. The introduction of practices to encourage biodiversity, minimise CO2 emissions and ensure effective water management protocols are intrinsic to the farm ethos.
As a key competitor in the highly competitive fruit market the focus is on producing the relevant crops as efficiently as possible but never at the expense of disregarding the importance of preserving and enhancing the natural ecosystem. The Robot Highways project exists to improve accurate forecasting. It will increase farm productivity whilst reducing packhouse and farm labour, fruit waste and fungicide use, and ultimately eliminating fossil fuel use. Clock House Farm is proud to be associated with the largest known global demonstration of autonomous robots that fuses eight application technologies working on a single farm.