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  • Waving the Flag

    For Camstar and the UK

    25 October 2018

    Here's CEO Ed Starke at a World Convention for Essential Oils. Camstar are able to supply an ever increasing range of both UK home grown product and international imports. Having mislaid his now familar label Ed holds the...
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  • Bore Hole for Pe-Hill School

    Water Aid for Kenyan School

    20 September 2018

    Pupils at Pe-Hill School celebrate that water will soon be abundant. This rousing dance was performed to celebrate the fact that in November work will start on a borehole. CEO Ed Starke is delighted that Camstar Herbs have...
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  • 2018 Parsley Season Starts

    28 July 2018

    At last an opportunity for all that new equipment at Chestnuts Farm to really show what it can do. After weeks of drought, causing slow growth, we're now in operation, and what's more the rains seem to have resumed...
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  • Camomile Production Now Under Way

    The 2018 Season for Camomile Essential Oil

    19 July 2018

    Camomile Essential Oil production is now in full swing, courtesy of our newly acquired steam generator which is visible in the background. Here we see the mixture of oil and condensed steam as it flows into the separation...
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  • Camomile Looking Good

    The 2018 Crop Approaches Harvest Time

    12 July 2018

    Once again it's that time of year when the sweet smell of Camomile starts to drift around the Suffolk countryside. This year's crop, under the ever watchful eye of estate manager Tim Stammers, is looking good despite the...
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  • All We Need Now is Parsley

    New Equipment in Place, but Harvest Delayed by Lack of Rain

    12 July 2018

    The last few weeks have seen the arrival of plent of new equipment as we gear up for the 2018 season. This year we're going to make every day a perfect day for harvesting, regardless of weather. Prior...
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  • Ben and Martin in Spain

    28 June 2018

    Here we see the Square of Flowers in Murcia, Spain. Visited by Camstar Ingredients Operations and Sales Director Ben Land and Group Sales Director Martin Hoxworth. In Ben's dreams this would be the ideal site for the proposed...
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  • Congratulations to Rafal and Basia

    Their Wedding in Poland

    07 June 2018

    Congratulations to our talented Engineer and Shift Supervisor Rafal Kolibski and his new wife Basia. The ceremony in Trabki Wielkie, Poland, was attended by CEO Ed Starke and Sales Director Tracey Clark.

    According to Camstar rumour part...
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  • Ed in Poland

    07 June 2018

    Having attended Rafal's wedding (see other news item) CEO Ed Starke was keen to see the sites in Gdansk, and maybe find a Polish bride of his own.

    Seems he found a lady who was at least prepared to give him...
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  • Ed at the E.S.A.

    2018 General Assembly of the European Spice Association in Florence

    31 May 2018

    C.E.O. Ed Starke's contribution to the 2018 General General Assembly of the E.S.A seems to have taken the form of an attempt to join the band. If only they'd lend him one of those hats. As...
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  • Excitement At Camstar Herbs

    New Equipment for the 2018 Season

    24 May 2018

    The world wants parsley, and as the 2018 season approaches Camstar is preparing to supply an ever increasing demand. Seen here is part of the new trace system being lifted into place.

    From this year on the...
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  • A 3rd Water Tank Now in Place

    Philanthropy is Ongoing

    03 May 2018

    A third water tank from Camstar. This one was installed at Pe-Hill School in Kenya.

    CEO Ed Starke is delighted that Camstar are able to bring the gift of water to the school. Their only good source...
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  • Beware on your Next Transatlantic Flight

    Ed Starke, Master of Disguise

    03 May 2018

    Those long transatlantic flights can obviously get a bit dull. CEO Ed Starke livens things up by pretending to be a member of the cabin staff. All you need, it seems, is the right hat and a supreme...
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  • Ed & Tracey in USA

    2018 Asta Convention in Florida

    26 April 2018

    Here's CEO Ed Starke on the promotional trail at the Annual General Meeting of the American Spice Trade Association, 2018. His cap says "Upgrade to English Parsley", and his sweatshirt declares "Camstar Herb's Ltd. England's green and pleasant...
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  • Investment for Camomile in 2018

    A new steam boiler, and more

    19 April 2018

    Here at Camstar we're looking forward to the 2018 Camomile harvest. and we've just invested £70,000 in a new boiler for the Steam Distillation process. We've also installed new condensers and will be obtaining some additional stills.

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  • Ed & Martin in Albania

    In search of Botanical Herbs

    12 April 2018

    As part of our continued drive to reduce our supply chain, the team is actively looking to work with primary manufacturers for our botanical range of products. Visiting Albania helps us to achieve our goal of 100% direct...
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  • Water Tank Installed at Obanga

    29 March 2018

    We're very pleased to see the new water tanks installed at Obanga School. Camstar have already funded a similar tank at Pe-Hill school and CEO Ed Starke is keen to continue on the philanthropic course that we're currently...
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  • Bulk Index Measurement with Precision

    Customer Satisfaction is our Priority

    22 March 2018

    Bulk index tells us the amount of volume taken up by a given amount of parsley. While finding it may seem a simple matter of weighing a certain volume this turns out to not be the case. Parsley...
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  • Sustainability Report 2018

    now available for download

    08 March 2018

    Forward into the future Camstar are developing a strategy for sustainability, ethical responsibility and increased efficiency . Good for the environment, and good for business too. This report outlines what we do already, and what plans we have...
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  • Parsley Production Flow Chart

    From Seed, to Field, to Factory, to You

    08 March 2018

    At Camstar we always want to provide the best possible products to our customers, and so we make sure we're in control at every stage. Parsley seeds are selected by Camstar for our Red Tractor Assured growers to...
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  • Our New Roaster

    and a novel approach to heat treatment

    07 March 2018

    As part of our continuing program of investment in the latest technology we're very excited to announce the arrival of our new Torbed processor from Torftech Ltd. This  uses a bed of hot air to rapidly heat the product...
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  • Ed & Tracey in India

    International Spice Conference 2018

    08 February 2018

    Here's Camstar CEO Ed Starke at the 2018 International Spice Conference in Jaipur, India, organised by the All India Spices Exporters Forum. We assume they've put that large label on him so they can be sure to send...
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