ABBEY HOME FARM
Will and Hilary Chester-Master are the managing partners in a family partnership which decided to convert Abbey Home Farm from conventional to organic production in 1991. John Newman has been farm manager since Autumn 1992 and the planned conversion to an organic system has been implemented with the assistance of the Organic Advisory Service. The 650 hectare farm is registered with the Soil Association Symbol Scheme and hosts regular educational visits and farm walks. The farm was awarded The Organic Food Awards Producer Of The Year 1999 and The Organic Farm Shop was Organic Retailer Of The Year 2000. Both the farm and the shop were Highly Commended in the 2001 Organic Food Awards. The farm shop was awarded a national Environmental Award for the second time in January 2012.
FARM TOURS 2014 tbc soon
Trailer rides are typically 1-1.5 hour tours in a covered trailer and are designed primarily to give our customers an opportunity to see the larger picture of how we farm, and to ask questions about our farming techniques and ongoing conservation programme. They are suitable for adults and/or accompanied children alike. The trailer is covered but it is advisable to bring warm and wet weather clothing even on what seems to be the most promising day! Please do book in advance as space is limited. 01285 640 441. We ask for small contributions toward the cost of diesel. 50p for children under 12 and £1.00 for 12+. You may pay on the day.