The fertile soils and dry climate means that the farm can grow quality milling wheat. Enough bread can be made by the wheat grown on the farms to supply the country for one day’s consumption.
Oilseed rape is grown for its vegetable oils. The cold pressed oils are low in saturated fat, have an optimum balance of Omega 3 and Omega 6 and contain Vitamin E.
Beans are harvested dry and go for the human consumption market, often exported to Egypt. They are the main ingredient of falafel.
Maris Peer salad potatoes, King Edwards and Desiree are the most common types of potatoes grown. Thanet is famous for its potatoes. The quality of the taste is put down to the nutrients in this grade 1 soil. They are sold locally and to the supermarkets.