We believe that organic farming is a positive philosophy
What we Believe
We believe that organic and ethically produced food is better for you, better for the environment, better for the animals and produces a difference you can taste. The story behind your food is important. By choosing to buy from producers directly you can trust and understand what you’re eating, where it came from and the life it lived.
For 3 generations and over 50 years we’ve been farming at Ferme in the heart of Yorkshire. Producing sustainable, high welfare food you and your family can trust. Our team work hard to put quality and animal welfare at the heart of everything we produce.
What we do
Ferme is a social enterprise. We are an organic market garden and community hub situated just outside of Winkleigh, North Devon. We grow fantastic vegetables, salads, herbs & fruits, using only hand tools. Our aim is to grow produce that benefits us, our wildlife the soil and our community.
Our food is for our community. All our produce is eaten within a 30 mile radius of the farm. We invite our community to be a part of the farm, joining us for events and volunteering at the farm. Keep an eye on our events page for this year’s happenings.
We believe that organic farming is a positive philosophy, and is more than just avoiding the use of artiﬁcial chemicals and fertilisers. It is a sustainable approach to farming which views the farm as a whole system in harmony with the natural surroundings and nature itself as well as the local community.
Fermr is part of a Higher Level Environmental Stewardship scheme which includes restoring wild ﬂower meadows and other traditional grasslands, as well as hedgerow and ﬁeld margin management. Since 1982, we have planted over 1,800 tress and restored two miles of hedgerow.
The farm is home to a magniﬁcent herd of rare breed Longhorn cattle, pedigree Lleyn and Polled Dorset sheep, turkeys, chickens, geese and ducks, two goats, three guinea pigs, two rabbits and various other friendly animals! All of our animals have a 100% organic diet and are free range, happy and healthy – no chemicals, no cages and no suffering.