Getting involved


Join in protecting this wonderful piece of English countryside

The Standen Fruit Farm Community Association is a UK charity that works to maintain this historic Kentish orchard. It’s run entirely by volunteers who give up their time to ensure that the 50+ acres provide a haven for wildlife and that the extensive number of apple and cherry trees are looked after for the benefit of all. 

We welcome new members to the Association who share the ideals of the founders who had the vision to protect this important site in the 1980s.  

AGM and Apple Day 2020

The Standen Fruit Farm Community Association AGM took place on Sunday 27 September 2020 in Benenden Village Hall. Video conference facilities were available to those unable to attend in person.

At 1.00 p.m., the traditional Apple Day got underway at the Orchard. This is when the the Orchard Association and its members invite you to come and visit their plots. As well as finding out about the Orchard and the Association, visitors could pick apples, browse the local produce stalls and take part in a cider apple picking initiative with our new partners, Bignose and Beardy. Some people employed novel techniques to get the apples towards the top of trees...

Despite blustery, cold weather, there was a great turnout and the feedback we received from visitors was hugely positive. There's now a growing list of people who are interested in buying plots in the Orchard! 

Volunteer! There are so many ways to lend a helping hand

We always need volunteers for winter pruning of trees through to apple picking in the autumn. 

We welcome new volunteers to the small family that ensures Standen Street Fruit Farm is maintained for today and for future generations.


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Make a donation today

We welcome donations of any size to support the work of the Association. Donations can be made via PayPal by selecting the amount you would like to give. You do  not need a PayPal account as the system allows debit and credit cards to be used. 


How Donations Are Used

Your donation goes towards the essential maintenance of Standen Street Fruit Farm in the heart of the Kent countryside.

From pruning to grass cutting, ditch maintenance to identifying the apple varieties, every penny makes a positive contribution to making sure this important piece of English heritage is kept in the best possible condition for today and for generations to come.


Giving By CheQUE
You can make a donation by cheque payable to Standen Fruit Farm Community Orchard Association and sending it to

Mrs Helga-Marie Goulton, Treasurer, SFFCOA
Tarifa, Fairglen Road, Wadhurst, TN5 6JL, United Kingdom


Upcoming events



Standen Apple Juice Picking

1100, The Orchard

Join the Trustees in picking apples for a batch of Standen Apple Juice



Trustees Meeting

The regular meeting of Association Trustees, date to be confirmed

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