Our farm is located in the pretty, rural village of Chearsley in Buckinghamshire and has been in my family for over 60 years. My sister, brother and I were brought up by parents who were committed environmentalists and conservers of wildlife. We had an idyllic childhood growing up on the farm picking strawberries, organising harvest teas and surrounded by lots of farm animals!
When I took over the farm in 2019, I was determined to carry on with my parents’ fantastic work. Like them, I firmly believe that agriculture should not and must not damage our precious planet. Instead, the way we farm can actually enhance biodiversity, improving the health of our soils, the quality of the air that we breathe and the cleanliness of the water in our rivers and streams. This, in turn, leads to healthier, more beautiful landscapes for everyone to enjoy and healthier, more nutritious food.
We are delighted that our efforts have paid off and that we have been awarded certifications from The Soil Association (which sets the highest ethical and organic standards requiring excellent animal welfare along with sustainable and clean agricultural practices) and from Pasture for Life which means that, during all stages of their lives, our animals have grazed purely on grass and other plants.
Therefore, our customers can be reassured that our farm not only produces healthy, delicious food but is also committed to creating and preserving spaces for wildlife and biodiversity to flourish, capturing carbon in the plants and the soil; and ensuring the soil, water and air are healthy for generations to come.
Thank you for supporting our farm!
We have started to host school visits in conjunction with the marvellous charity The Country Trust and we would like to invite other schools to the farm.
‘I think it is very important that children have the chance to explore and connect with nature and to learn about their natural environment and where their food comes from. It has been a real delight to host children from local schools on the farm this year and I hope to welcome many more.’
Visits can be arranged to meet curriculum and age requirements. Children can meet the animals, pick flowers and herbs, count butterflies and worms, learn about animal husbandry, land use, habitats, plants, soil health, rural history and much more…
Please do get in touch if you would like to arrange a school visit – firstname.lastname@example.org