Our Producers of Poultry

Woodpecker Farm

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Dick has owned the land since the late 1970’s and it has had a varied existence! He has grown asparagus and other commercial vegetables here as well as planting vines on the bottom paddocks and running it as Chilham Vineyard. In 1997 Claire arrived on the scene and preferred animals to vines and so they started planning the Soil Association Organic farm as it is today. They started with just 1 small flock of Black Rock chickens and have now built up to 300 layers of mixed breeds, meat birds and a flock of Jacob sheep, horses, dogs and cats! In total, the farm comprises about 18 acres of mainly pasture, with a cherry and plum orchard and some woodland, all organically certified with the Soil Association.

Our produce has travelled approximately 6.11 km's (as the crow flies) to get to you.

Wye Community farm

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The Wye Crown herd of British White cattle was established in 2008, with the purchase of six yearling heifers from the Bridge Homestead herd. Today the herd comprises around 20 head of cattle, producing heifers for sale and steers for beef boxes. The cattle spend most of the year on the Wye National Nature Reserve, where their grazing plays a central role in the maintenance of the chalk grassland which is home to many rare plants and insects. For further information on British Whites and the Wye NNR see the websites on the links page. We lend calves to local young farmers groups to attend shows with, as well as showing in our own right. WCF runs flocks of Poll Dorset and Portland sheep, with each breed being purebred to produce breeding stock for sale as well as ensuring lamb boxes are available throughout the year. We keep a small number of pigs and poultry, providing pork boxes and eggs and ensuring there are always jobs to be done for our volunteers on days when it is too wet to be outside.

Our produce has travelled approximately 0.07 km's (as the crow flies) to get to you.