Our Story

Little Sharsted Farm Since 1944

The Neaves family are in its Third Generation of farming so far!!!

Here is our story...

Archie Robert Neaves has been farming fruit since 1944. He finally brough Little Sharsted farm in 1952 and additional farms followed.

In 2000 Bryan (2nd Generation) brought Little Sharsted farm, All packhouse facilities, Stuppington farm and Box Lane farm in 2011.

Daughter Sarah (3rd Generation) started working 1987 and Son Edward (3rd generation)1994 joined forces to run the business alongside William Dixon who joined has a farm manager in 2002. 

Our challenge was to introduce new growing systems and modern varieties of top fruit and Stone fruit.

2005 We began a building programme of renewing and building additional storage which now equates to 3100 tons.

Stone Fruit

Cherries 45 Hectares are all grown at dwarf rootstocks and grown intensively under modern tunnelled structure. All our cherries are packed for all major retailers and produce markets around the country. In our new state of the art packhouse built in 2015. We have included a four lane GP optical grader, fully automated punnetting lines and modern controlled atmosphere storage which attributes to producing our top-quality fruit.

Top Fruit 

Our Picking Season starts at the beginning of September to end of November 

Cox Gala and Braeburn 45 Hectares 

Pears Conference 14 hectares