Animal welfare is central to everything that we do at Daylesford and I am very proud of the fact that our animals live a happy and content life on the farm– roaming freely in the fields and living of a grass based, organic diet. This summer we shall be considering the subject of meat and the conscious consumer at our Daylesford Discusses evening on Monday 24th July.
National Nest Box Week is an annual initiative that encourages everyone to put up nest boxes in their local area in order to promote and enhance biodiversity and conservation of our breeding birds and wildlife.
Christmas celebrations are now underway at the farm and on Saturday 3rd December we shall be unveiling our Christmas grotto, with special guests Father Christmas and his handsome helpers, Dancer and Blitzen.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Soil Association – the UK’s leading charity campaigning for healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use.
Autumn is the time for foraging and I love to head out for long walks with the dogs, looking for foliage and berries to bring inside.
We are proud to announce that Daylesford Farm has been named ‘Overall Champion Farm and winner of the Farmers Ball Challenge Bowl’ at the Moreton Agricultural Show.
Farming with a conscience is not just about taking care of our animals: it is for the benefit of the soil, the pollinators and the wider natural environment.
This weekend we have got lots going on at the farm for all ages.
Last November we launched Agricology – an online and in-field platform offering practical information and advice for farmers about sustainable British agriculture.
The health and future of our planet is dependent on a diverse food and farming system and yet the biodiversity of our seeds – one of the world’s most precious recourses – is rapidly diminishing.
I was so happy to read a new study published today, which shows that organic meat and dairy products contain around 50% more nutritionally beneficial omega-3 fatty acids than non-organic.
Château Léoube has a very special place in my heart and my husband and I are incredibly proud of the award winning wines produced from our organic vineyard in Provence.
Our award-winning organic bread is baked daily on our farm and is on the shelves in our stores just a few hours after leaving the bakery.
This October sees the return of Wellness Week at the Cookery School, with the focus on healthy cooking for the family and children.
Last weekend the farm was host to Daylesford’s harvest festival – our annual celebration of organic farming, food and craft.
This autumn our environmental scientist Tim Field will be leading a series of foraging courses at the cookery school, which will celebrate all that our hedgerows and woodlands have to offer.
Harvest has now officially launched in our farm shops and the stores are full of autumnal produce from the market garden.
The UK’s leading investigative journalist Joanna Blythman shares an extract from her must-read latest book Swallow This.
This year’s festival takes place at the farm on Saturday 16th May and is all about ‘Celebrate Organic.’
At Daylesford we are very proud of our heritage Ryeland sheep. One of the oldest sheep breeds in England, they are known for their soft white fleeces which produce some of Britain’s finest wools.
September through to March is an important time of the year for our organic…
This week sees the launch of Pig Pledge – a new campaign set up…
This recipe is a Daylesford classic taken from our cookbook A Love For Food: a…
A few photos around Daylesford farm, from our south Devon cows to the garden…
The recent Food of Life Partnership Award ceremony saw six Devon schools come together to learn more about organic farming and pick up their award for achieving bronze FFLP status…
Some of the new foals born at Daylesford Farm.