I grew up in the countryside surrounded by farming, and this is how we chose to bring up our own children on the family farm. It is now almost 40 years since we began farming to organic principles, first in Staffordshire and later on at Daylesford in Gloucestershire. It was a consequence of wanting to feed my children good food that I could trust. It also made sense to care for the land and environment around us.
We now have four farmshops and cafés in Gloucestershire and London, which sell organic produce from the farm, including bread from our bakery, cheese from the creamery and meat from our abattoir in Staffordshire
In 2007 we founded the Daylesford Foundation as a way of supporting projects in the UK that educate children and young people about sustainable food, growing and the countryside. It enables people to learn, to enjoy and to connect with the principles and practices of feeding ourselves organically and sustainably. We are very proud of the projects and organisations that the Foundation has supported through the years and none more so than Agricology.