For years we had become increasingly disillusioned with the conditions in which a growing number of livestock were housed in some farming sectors and moreover we were sickened by the behaviour of some retailers by the manner in which raw produce was treated in order to make the product more visually attractive to the consumer.
Sadly much of the produce we see in the supermarkets is not what we believe it to be. Produce labelled from fake farms to fool us into believing the product has been ethically sourced. Produce pertaining to be pedigree but which is nothing of the sort. Produce which is labelled as being produced in the UK, but look carefully and you will see that the produce is simply packaged in the UK. The list goes on…
Passionate about animal welfare…
We would provide a level of care that intensive farming could not. We would be certain that our livestock were ethically reared, that they were registered pedigrees raised entirely in the UK, confident in the belief that the produce on our plate was exactly what we believed it to be. We would know, without doubt, the provenance of our food.
At the core of our smallholding is our love of our livestock; our animals are our world. They are treated with love and dignity, living the “life of Riley”. They roam outdoors in our beautiful rural countryside exhibiting natural animal behaviours with comfortable shelter, fresh air, nouvelle cuisine and the livestock equivalent of private health care in the wings. Being a small-scale producer we are afforded the luxury of knowing each and every one of our animals and we watch over them like a mother watches over her babies. In fact, I think many of them actually do believe I am their mother!
Passionate about pedigree and provenance…
In addition to our devotion for our livestock and our British heritage, we are also passionate about working with like-minded people and businesses. We fervently believe in working with and supporting those who share our ethics, working in partnership with a mutual aim. When we initially followed our desire to become self-sufficient it was never our intention to run a business. But as our passion grew and grew and we spoke with others who shared our passion, a natural demand was created for our high welfare, hands on approach to farming; not only did we want to know where the food on our plates came from – others did too.
We supply direct to the public and trade – so if you are a chef looking for something special for your seasonal menu, a passionate home cook who cares where your food comes from and animal welfare, or planning an event, then please do get in touch.
Visits to the farm for the trade and public can be arranged by prior arrangement.