The business began in 1947 with Arthur Conference Goatham and his partner Phyllis. They purchased a tractor the following year and began agricultural contracting, subsequently buying a crop of cherries, then a crop of apples the same year. Arthur delivered them to Spitalfields and Covent Garden markets in London. In 1967 their son entered the growing family business. Street Farm in Hoo was purchased in 1980 and Phyllis began retailing her own produce, soon establishing Street Farm Shop, which quickly started to vend all types of fruit and vegetables.
In 2007, BarnYard and Gore Farm were purchased. Son Clive wanted the business to develop into 'a fruit farm of excellence linked to a food place of excellence', and thence the restaurant was established. The owners subsequently had the further idea to redesign their grounds with 'the perfect wedding celebration' in mind, creating the hospitality areas and obtaining their civil ceremony licences. The farm itself has now won an impressive array of awards and the enterprise, as a farm, restaurant and wedding venue, shows little sign of flagging in the near future.