Rand Brothers was originally founded in 1934 by three brothers, Archie, Stan and Fred. In 1939 a three generation tenancy was agreed at Mill Corner Farm, Reed. The farm was purchased in the 1980’s and has subsequently grown to present day size. The first contract farming agreement was put in place in 1990.
Founded in 1934
The Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation
The unique Letchworth Estate was taken on in September 2011 under a farm business tenancy agreement. The estate is owned by the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation, which is a self-funding charitable organisation re-investing into the communities of Letchworth Garden City.
The estate comprises close to 2500 acres of farmland, all of which is in the Natural England, Higher Level Scheme (HLS). The Letchworth Estate has one of the biggest circular pathway routes of any estate in the country, navigating some 13.6 miles of farmland and conservation areas around Letchworth Garden City and its surrounding villages.
The Rand Brothers actively farm the arable and grassland estate, as well as managing the HLS scheme on behalf of the Heritage Foundation.