Our original Blackbird Brand logo was used up until 15 years ago, in 2013 we decided it was time to bring our much-loved blackbird up to date. Today we are known as Blackbird Farming.
We are a private family farming business, first registered as G H Dean Ltd in 1920, that today farms approximately 1746 ha of cereals, with nearly 145 ha of apple, pear and cherry orchards. We also keep some 1,500-breeding sheep on 570 ha of grass, much of which is of environmental importance in the Swale Estuary, a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Our fruit is marketed by ABB Marketing Ltd our producer organisation. We supply major supermarkets locally, nationally and now internationally. We also have a strong presence in the wholesale market, where our fruit is sold branded as Blackbird Farming. It is important to us that we continue to support the local community and are members of Produced in Kent – look out for our branded ‘Blackbird Cherries’ in local farm shops.