Premium, ethically reared produce from the heart of the Forest of Dean

Plump Hill Farm is a small family farm in the heart of the Forest of Dean run by husband and wife Stuart and Deb Blackmore, a smallholding borne out of a dream for self-sufficiency, concerns about the decreasing numbers of heritage breeds and a desire to return to traditional farming practices.

“We believe that knowing exactly where the meat on our plate comes from is becoming increasingly important; more and more of us care about food miles and the origin of our food.”

Plump Hill Farm is a labour of love; a lifestyle choice; a desire to do things properly.

“At the core of the farm is our love of our livestock; animal welfare is our number one. We have the luxury of knowing each and every one of our animals and the time to go that extra mile. Our animals live free range, a life of total luxury. We are passionate about what we do!”

“We are also passionate about supporting other local businesses and working in partnership with both suppliers and customers, people who share our ethos and are keen to work with us in supporting rare and traditional breeds, helping us to maintain our national heritage and in ensuring ethical farming practices.”

“Our mission is for our livestock to be happy and healthy and to provide our customers with fabulous meat, safe in the knowledge that animals have been raised to the highest welfare standards.  Our produce is traditional – lamb, pork and beef – just like it used to taste.”

“Our customers will know that the produce they are purchasing is what they believe it to be.”

We're Award Finalists...

OUR PEDIGREE BREEDS

GLOUCESTERSHIRE OLD SPOT PIGS

Gloucestershire Old Spot pigs are the oldest pedigree spotted pig breed in the world. They are a large breed, white in colour with a minimum of one distinct black spot. Their meat is delicious!
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SHROPSHIRE SHEEP

Shropshire Sheep are the oldest pedigree breed of sheep in the UK, only removed from the Rare Breed Survival Trust’s watch list in 2013. Their meat is succulent, tender and full of flavour. It tastes like meat used to taste.
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DEXTER CATTLE

Dexters are the smallest native breed of cattle in the British Isles. They are hardy cattle, producing excellent beef and are ideal for conservation grazing.
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“Your ethics are what brought us to you…. The taste of your meat is what keeps us coming back”

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ON THE FARM

The Wonderful World of Lambing!

Well, it’s that time of year again; the centre of the sheep breeding year – lambing!  The girls are ready; snug as a bug in a rug under cover in our purpose built agricultural polytunnel. They are feeding on hay, supplemented by twice daily rations of ewe nuts and...

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Making some Headlines!

We've had a busy few months on the farm (more on that in another blog post soon when we get time to draw breath!) and we've had a lot of exciting news and media coverage lately. We're Award Finalists! We're so proud to announce that we were nominated as Finalists in...

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Snow White

Our first full winter and it decided to snow! The snow was beautiful and glorious to look at but it did cause some fun and games, it has to be said. Fortunately, we were prepared. Having previously laid some hard standing for the pigs I think, in fact, the pigs...

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