Welcome to the Dan Mackelden website
Dan Mackelden Ltd is a diverse, forward thinking agricultural business, which is based at Lested Farm, Chart Sutton. The farm is family based and has been running since 1947.
On site there is a cold storage facility which covers an area of 1520 m². Dan Mackelden also offer Office Units in a converted Oast House which is split over 5060 sq ft and a separate “Barn” office which extends to 2200 sq ft.
In October, Dan Mackelden Ltd is predominately dealing with the picking, washing, packing and loading of over 1 million Pumpkins. Throughout the year we also grow mint, parsley and apples and other types of squashes.
Dan Mackelden is run by Jake and Mark Thompson who took over from their father in 2000. In 2001, they set up Dan Mackelden’s Ltd Sister company Environment First Ltd. Both companies, although separate in their entirety, work alongside each other, with EFL collecting surplus fruit from packhouses and farms across Kent and using it for animal feed.