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Wednesday 30th July 2014

An all record 2014 Kentish Cobnut crop approaching – Potash Farm & The Walnut Tree Company

Potash Farm is situated at the southern end of the west Kent village of St Mary’s Platt in the beautiful rolling countryside between Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Maidstone.

Alexander Hunt, the owner of the farm, has had thirty years’ experience in cobnut growing and has in fact lived in the village for fifty years!

Over the years, he has developed the farm into a specialist and developed cobnut growing business, selling Kentish cobnuts, almond, chestnuts, pecan nuts, walnuts and an extensive range of Kentish cobnut related gifts.

Potash Farm attends fourteen farmer’s markets on a monthly basis, three to four specialists events per month, serves 120 shops from Quex Park at Birchington in East Kent to the RHS Wisley shop near Guildford in Surrey and also serves many of the top London hotels, restaurants and cafes.

In addition, he has developed a very comprehensive website, www.kentishcobnuts.com and has an ever increasing following with LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter for those customers and potential purchasers who wish to comment on-line about this unique business.

Potash5During the second week of August, the bumper 2014 year crop of new season’s fresh green/golden cobnuts will be picked and extensively marketed by Potash Farm. The Kentish walnuts will follow on at the end of October.

Alexander Hunt has five new products for the 2014 nut season: namely the Ghana milk and Ecuador plain chocolate roasted cobnut bars.

Secondly he has just launched the handmade spicy onion marmalade with port & Kentish Cobnuts and the handmade spicy apple chutney with ale & Kentish cobnuts. These two products go well with cold meats and cheeses.

Potash Farm Cobnut oil Soap

Potash Farm Cobnut oil Soap

Thirdly the handmade Kentish cobnut oil natural soap is the first of the Potash Farm cosmetic range. It is made with luxious oils and has an excellent fragrance of Kentish geranium and lavender. It is excellent for those with sensitive skin and is available in 100g tablet.

Finally a fine local Kentish honey has been combined with the delicious Potash Farm Kentish Cobnuts. This natural golden treat is an Potash 4excellent addition to any breakfast or afternoon tea, pancakes, or even drizzled over rich dairy ice cream.

In addition, Alexander Hunt has become the leading supplier of quality walnut, cobnut, almond and sweet chestnut trees and he gives very specialist advice for garden, orchard, forest and amenities/landscape uses.

There is a particularly high demand for his walnut timber selections following the countries national ash dieback issue. He already has a number of very serious estate enquiries for these timber selections.

Many of the recent customers of The Walnut Tree Company include several prestigious UK forestry organisations from both government and private sectors and many estate/landowners, fruit growers across the British Isles. The company also has a list of international clients.

For further details please see: www.walnuttrees.co.uk and www.kentishcobnuts.com

For further information please contact Alexander W.J. Hunt FNAEA MBIAC, awjhunt@btconnect.com or telephone numbers 01732 882734, mobile 07979 525939

Note to editors: Alexander Hunt is Chairman of the Kentish Cobnuts Association, a Liveryman with the Fruiterers Livery Company, an active CLA Kent member, NFU Kent member, a member of the Farmers and Travellers Clubs in London and a member of the Land Society.

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