Willowford is a small organic farm which has been managed to the organic standards of the Soil Association since 2007 2009. This means livestock enjoy the highest possible animal welfare standards, including a natural diet and plenty of space to roam and graze. It also ensures that we don’t use chemical herbicides or pesticides and build fertility into the soil naturally and without the use of synthetic fertilisers.

Marmalade fly on Yarrow
Marmalade fly on Yarrow

We also manage the farm in a way that protects and enhances it’s many habitats. In 2011 we joined a Higher Level Stewardship scheme which commits us to managing the land in a wildlife sensitive way and also includes a number of projects to restore and improve habitats that will increase biodiversity on the farm. These include planting native trees, laying hedges, restoring hay meadows and fencing off high value wildlife habitats.