Some dates, some figures...and a little history about our family business:
Macknade's roots delve right back to the pages of the Doomsday book, where it is declared that in 1084 the Manor of Makenade was part of the possessions of Odo, the Bishop of Baieux...and we all know the importance that men of the cloth, especially French, place on all things gastronomic!!!
Macknade has been in our family for well over 150 years.
We have always been at the very forefront of the high quality food and drink sector: from the 1st Fredrick Neame starting to farm traditional Kentish crops, such as apples, pears and hops, in 1847 to Renato Cuomo developing his market garden in 1979, to grow courgette flowers, mangetout and purple raspberries.
The next generation is now on board and into our third century we have developed our food hall still further, added a second in-town grocers, taken on more caterers, pubs and restaurants through our wholesale arm and breathed life into old farm buildings through allowing the development of like-minded business on our site.
With the support of our loyal customers and partners we look to the future with excitement, confidence and a great deal of pleasure.