The Kelsey Farm
KELSEY Raspberry Farms lies in the very heart of Kent, the Garden of England. I am the fourth generation of family farmers at Kelsey, my son will be the fifth. Each generation has chosen to listen to their heart, to listen to the land and to develop the Kelsey family farm by enhancing nature with crops of their choice. I chose berries. Raspberries particularly are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Through cutting-edge scientific research, we have discovered and developed the benefits of our raspberries for the outside – our skin. Working with hand-picked experts, we have formulated an exclusive ‘raspberry first’ skincare range.
We believe it is skincare extraordinaire.
Paul Kelsey - Founder
We care for our environment because we know how precious it is. Hence our commitments to sustainability and upcycling.
We upcycle our seeds, fruit pulp and leaves. We source everything as locally and as conscientiously as possible. Our packaging is recyclable and all of our cardboard comes from an FSC certified supplier. We also opted for nitrile bulbs for our pipettes as an alternative to the more commonly used PVC, which has a negative environmental profile.
We are committed to changing the way that skincare is produced for the better.
The History of the Raspberry
Two Greek legends recount tales of the gods. The first tells of Zeus’ nursemaid who pricked her finger when picking snow-white berries, thus staining them red for eternity. The second has the Olympian gods searching for berries on Mount Ida, which thereby gave the Latin name Rubus Idaeus: ”the bramble bush of Ida”. More prosaically, there is archaeological proof that raspberries were eaten by cave dwellers and have been part of our diet ever since.
Raspberries, due to their beautifully bite-sized sweetness have long been one of the most popular fruits on the dining room table. They are rich in fibre, contain more vitamin C than oranges and can actually lower cholesterol levels. Raspberries really are a superfruit.
Today, we herald in a new cosmetic chapter thanks to the magic of the raspberry.