Barrington Park Estate is an organic farm in the heart of the Cotswolds, producing organic lamb, beef and arable crops.*WE ARE NO LONGER PRODUCING EGGS*
The farm lies just to the west of Burford in Oxfordshire in the Windrush Valley and surrounds the beautiful villages of Great Barrington and Little Barrington, all built in local stone, part of the Cotswold Area of Outstand Natural Beauty.
Roman ruins found on the estate show that people have been farming this land for at least two thousand years. The farm is criss-crossed by ancient dry stone walls and these, together with miles of hedgerows, rolling hills, rivers and woods, give the landscape the quintessential Cotswold appearance.
We are totally committed to producing top quality food in an environmentally sustainable way, and have been organic since 1995. A mixture of clover, herbs and grasses is used to build fertility in our soil and maintain its health. The clover leys are grazed by our Lleyn sheep and Aberdeen Angus x South Devon cattle for two to three years. At the end of the fertility-building phase, when the soil is replenished, we grow cereals including wheat, barley and oats.
Animal welfare is of paramount importance to us, and we are Soil Association certified.
*WE NO LONGER PRODUCE EGGS*
Adrian is the Farm Manager at Barrington Park Estate. Last year he spoke at Ted Global and was a finalist for 'Farmer of the Year' in the BBC's Food and Farming Awards 2011.
Sonya assists our Accountant, Paul, with customer queries and payment details. She has an exotic collection of shoes, not really suitable for working on a farm.
Darran is our Head Shepherd, responsible for our 2,500 Lleyn ewes and 100 Aberdeen Angus x South Devon cattle. He also supports Fulham football club.
Louise is our Assistant Shepherd, working with Darran to look after the sheep and cattle. She also breeds and trains Border Collie sheep dogs.
Jack is our Trainee Shepherd and Stockman, working with Darran and Louise to look after the cattle and sheep. He is also a keen climber and bakes great cheese straws.
James is the Arable Foreman and oversees the Estate's crop rotation and fertility-building phase. He is also a keen motocross biker.
Paul is our Accountant, responsible for the financial side of the Estate. He can often be seen cycling along the lanes around Great Barrington at lunchtimes.