News

  • Big Investments at Chestnuts Farm

    £510,000 for Parsley Plant

    21 December 2017

    We're making some big changes here at Chestnuts Farm, with the focus being on 'Perfect Day Parsley Every Day'. Not every day is perfect for harvest, for instance rain, however welcome for irrigation, also has the tendency to...
    Read More

  • Parsley Moisture Content Accurately Monitored

    Our New A&D MX-50 Moisture Analyser

    12 October 2017

    With the parsley season in full swing we're always looking for ways to improve efficiency and quality. The new A & D MX-50 Moisture Analyser will be used on on incoming parsley allowing an accurate set of records...
    Read More

  • More Equipment for the Camstar Group

    Our New Mill from Turner Process Equipment

    28 September 2017

    The new mill, from Turner's Process Equipment is the latest addition to our factory and gives us even more flexibility for tailoring products to our customer's needs. The mill is best suitable for cracking seeds such as coriander and cumin...
    Read More

  • Health and Safety for Our Workforce

    NEBOSH Certification for Kerry

    28 September 2017

    We're very pleased to announce that our Operations Manager, Kerry Reynolds BA Hons. has achieved certification with the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health. The NEBOSH National Diploma is the flagship NEBOSH...
    Read More

  • 2017 Camomile Harvest Now Over

    03 August 2017

    We're very pleased with the quality of this year's harvest, just finished. Camomile looked great in the field and the oil looked great in the bottle. Here we see the flowers being cut and left in rows. They'll...
    Read More

  • Philanthropy

    Water Aid for Kenyan Schools

    20 July 2017

    CEO Ed Starke's latest initiative, working with the Kenya based Cannemela Project, now comes to fruition. Camstar are very happy to announce that the water butt with associated guttering and piping is now fitted and fully operational.Read More

  • Ed Returns to his Roots

    Camomile Oil Production Now in Full Flow

    20 July 2017

    CEO Ed Starke relives his younger days, and get's stuck in with the camomile oil production. Once harvested the plants are steam distilled, with condensed steam depositing oil into the seperators. Ed demonstrated the technique for delicately skimming...
    Read More

  • Our New Sieve Shaker

    Endecotts Octagon 200CL

    08 June 2017

    The parsley season will soon be upon us and we're getting ready by investing in some new equipment. The Octagon 200CL Sieve Shaker from Endecotts is the latest new addition to our laboratory. Featuring  sets of sieves certified...
    Read More

  • Ed's Exploits Continue

    On to Mexico

    28 April 2017

    For once adopting casual address we find Ed once again trying to engage the attentions of an attractive young lady.

    At least this one didn't run away. 

     

    Read More

  • ASTA 2017 Annual Meeting and Exhibits

    Ed & Tracey in the USA

    27 April 2017

    Here's CEO Ed Starke and Sales Director Tracey Clark in attendance at the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the American Spice Trade Association. This year the AGM is located at the Hilton Austin, in Texas.
    As usual Ed...
    Read More

  • New Equipment for Camstar

    9 Tray Dehydrator

    21 April 2017

    The latest acquisition at Camstar, the 9 tray dehydrator from Excalibur, uses a fluctuating temperature pattern for rapid drying while limiting the destruction of nutrients in the food. Fruit, veg, meats and other items can be processed for...
    Read More

  • Out and About with Ed

    ...and an echo from the past

    21 April 2017

    Somewhere on a mountain in the Lake District we find CEO Ed Starke with Nick Barnes ( of Barnes Williams).  Ed's convinced that the meeting room they're looking for can't be much further.

    Rest assured they're both...
    Read More

  • Philanthropy

    Water Aid for Kenyan Schools

    23 March 2017

    The Obanga School in Kenya is situated on a rocky slope, and is without clean water supply for 6 months of the year. CEO Ed Starke was keen to help with this situation, and through our contact Roger...
    Read More

  • Ed’s Adventures in India

    23 February 2017

    Once again Camstar CEO Ed Starke travels the world, and as usual his cover story involves seeking out new connections in the spice trade, with a view to further improve the service we can offer our customers. What's...
    Read More


file: itemList_archive