Farming / Agriculture

Exmoor has been shaped by man for over 8,000 years. Farming is an intrinsic part of the National Park.

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Horner Farm

Farm, food and events.

Exmoor Lamb – We farm in the Porlock Vale working with nature to ensure biodiversity across the farm is
being rebuilt, building a healthy environment for all, while producing a delicious nutritious product. We keep native breed ewes, this ensures our lambs grow at their own speed resulting in a perfect balance of flavour, fat, and
tenderness. Our sheep graze regenerativelymanaged pasture ensuring they stay healthy with
low chemical inputs. This means we reduce our need for antibiotics, wormers, and feed inputs.
We use a small local abattoir and butcher ensuring the lambs’ welfare is maintained throughout.

The Woven Briar

I am a first generation shepherd and fibre producer raising rare breed sheep for their fleeces and meat.

I work with a blade shearer to get the best quality out of my wool, and complete the whole journey from field to fabric right here on Exmoor.

I also teach spinning and weaving from my workshop in Ford.

Wellhayes Vineyard

Production of sparkling wine from grapes grown on site.

Twitchen Farm

We rear Exmoor Horn sheep, bred, and reared on the farm, 100% grass fed and very low density grazing. Our meat is 14-18month old hoggett for more depth of flavour and better
animal welfare. Hoggett boxes (average butchered weight of 31kg for a whole boxed hoggett). Local and wider delivery available.

Email or call 01598 763388.

Exmoor Excavations

Family run business, all excavation works carried out in Agriculture, equestrian, commercial and forestry.

Exmoor Blueberries and Camping

Blueberries and Camping

The Keily family planted their thousands of blueberries back in 2006, after realising that the wild ‘wortleberries’ that used to grow in abundance on the moor, were cousins of the blueberry. The farm is at high altitude, near Dunkery Beacon, and the soil is the perfect ph level for these yummy plants. This, combined with the freshest air and purest water, makes our blueberries truly special.

​Believing in a natural approach, the plants have been left to their own devices, cross pollinating across the nine plant varieties using bumblebees and butterflies, and the fields are home to all sorts of wildlife which have helped them thrive. All you need to do is come and enjoy it!

As well as blueberry picking (PYO), we offer a ‘wild’ camping experience so you can enjoy our corner of the natural world including the most beautiful clear stars! We’re located in the centre of the International Dark Sky Reserve under som eof the darkest skies in the country – it’s a great location for stargazing.

Jeremy Scott Racing

Overlooking Wimbleball Lake, Jeremy and Camilla Scott train National Hunt and Flat horses at Higher Holworthy Farm. The horses are exercised around the farm as well at the country lanes, braving the elements and the local traffic. We employ a team of about 15 local specialist riders and travel the country looking for the next winner. Our biggest success stories are Dashel Drasher, who was bred on the farm and won the Grade 1 Ascot Chase, Melodic Rendezvous, winner of the 2013 Tolworth Hurdle Grade 1 at Sandown and Gone To Lunch who was a top class staying chase.

A family run yard, converted from a dairy farm about 15 years ago, their daughters, Georgina and Laura are the future of the business. We continue to farm sheep and cattle as well as the horses. We always have horses for sale or shares available. If you would like to come a taste the hospitality of Higher Holworthy and see the yard, please give us a call to arrange a visit.

Exmoor Compost

Producing well-matured, multi-purpose Exmoor pony poo compost which helps support the Exmoor Pony Project.

JFix Services Ltd

A family local business providing Pressure Washers and Cleaning Equipment across the Southwest. With full dealer support in sales, service, repairs to all makes and supplies. And call out service. We have a great range of Pressure Washers from garden/ domestic use to Agricultural/ Farm and Commercial use. We also repair/ service other machines including garden machinery ie: mowers, ride on, strimmers etc. EHRLE Karcher Kranzle Nilfisk V-Tuf DirtDriver Cleanwell Honda Yanmar Loncin

Little Oak Farm

Welcome to the online home of Little Oak Farm, our family run farm situated on in the heart of Exmoor National Park, Somerset. We produce Rare Breed Middle White Pork from our own herd of Pedigree Middle White Pigs. Our pigs are born and reared outdoors and we farm in a traditional and ethical manner to ensure our pigs are high welfare and live a good life while on the farm.
You can buy direct from the farm online or find us in local shops, at local fairs and farmers markets. We also sell to local restaurants and are a favourite supplier of TV Chef James Martin.

Higher Hall Farm

We sell our organic home-grown lamb and ruby red beef direct from the farm in the foothills of Exmoor and the official boundary stone is at the end of the farm lane. We rear native breeds (Devon Closewool lamb) and everything is born on the family farm.
Our traditional, grass fed, low intensity farming is, without doubt, the best way forward for local agriculture. If you consider yourself both conscientious and a lover of flavour and quality then our healthier and tastier meats are for you.

Churchtown Farm

Delightful accommodation in the heart of Exmoor
Charlotte & Richard extend a warm welcome to you at Churchtown Farm & Cottage – a hidden gem in the North Devon Countryside with an abundance of green fields, pathways and woodland – perfect walking country for dog lovers and hikers. A fantastic area for horse riding or hunting.

Farm produce
Churchtown Farm Lamb and Beef Boxes, reared on the luscious foothills of Exmoor from our working Farm.

Great for sharing with family or friends. Stock up your freezer so you have a a superb selection of Fresh British Meat all year round.

We offer fresh or frozen Lamb and Beef Boxes delivered to your door in person by Richard or by overnight courier for next day delivery.

Our delicious boxes of lamb and beef contain a mixture of various cuts of meat including joints, steaks, chops, mince, stewing steak. Please ask for any specific ways you would like your meat pre-prepared and we will happily oblige.

The Riverside Project

Teaching Traditional Skills and Countryside Crafts, well being walks and and insight into sustainability using Agro- Forestry and Permaculture.

The Exmoor Molecatcher

Offering farmers, landowners and gardens a cost effective solution to finding and catching moles on your property.  Offering a professional and friendly service, operating across Exmoor and the surrounding area.

Verwill Farm (Verwill Berdikari Ltd)

 

Organic farm supplying high welfare, grass-fed meat direct to customers; also an international development management consultancy.

 

Exmoor Fisheries

Exmoor Fisheries sustainably breeds and farms the highest quality Rainbow & Blue Trout for restocking and eggs/fingerlings for growing. Located in the Haddon Hills of Exmoor, Somerset. The farm thrives off both virgin spring water as well the River Haddeo which filters down from the surrounding moorland.

Higher Roddon Farm

Luxury Rural Accommodation and Grass-fed Beef and Lamb

We have two couple’s shepherds’ huts with (what we believe to be) the best views in Somerset! We are a small working hill farm so there is plenty to see although with those views come some good hills so your thighs will see plenty of work whilst you are here! We are dog friendly although with lots of lambs and sheep around we do ask that you are respectful with your dogs and do keep an eye on the billy goat – he can sometimes be quite protective of his ladies!

Our shepherds’ huts have constant hot water, proper showers and flushing loos. The kitchen area has an electric fridge and hob. There is a wood burning stove and a very comfortable double bed – with those outstanding views over Exmoor and the Brendon hills.

We follow a grass-fed, low input, regenerative agriculture philosophy. All of our lambs are born on the farm and stay with their mothers as long as possible growing well on their mothers’ milk and our beautiful grass. All of our animals are only fed grass from the farm or hay in winter. We believe this is more sustainable, gives us a minimal carbon footprint and provides our animals with the best possible lives. Our lamb therefore is meatier and tastes fantastic with a
marbled layer of fat that adds richness to your cooking.
Available: from April
Cuts Available: Half lamb boxes, leg and
shoulder (half or whole), rack, chops and mince

Beech Tree Farm

We are a fourth generation family farm in the heart of Exmoor, with a flock of mostly Polled Dorset ewes with their lambs mainly grass-fed, producing top quality, tasty lamb.

Please email or call 01643 831677

Brockhole Farm

Naturally reared lamb and mutton from our Exmoor farm and processed at a local slaughterhouse, butchered in our family-run butchers’ shop in Bampton. Whole or half boxes, as well as cuts, joints and other meats cut to your requirements. All available fresh for collection or local delivery.
Full meat, cheese and deli selection within our well-stocked Bampton shop in Brook Street, Bampton. Call 01398 331208.

A May’s Farm

We are a family run Exmoor farm based at Woody Bay and Blackmoor Gate. We sell our quality, homegrown beef, pork, and lamb with pride. We attend local markets, have a mobile shop and offer collections from the farm.

Stag Environmental Ltd

Polaris ATV & UTV dealer, based on Exmoor, providing a Superior Product with Superior Support.

Huxtable Farm B&B

Huxtable Farm B&B and Camping – Escape to this beautiful, award winning secluded Medieval farmhouse near Exmoor. Quality en-suite accommodation on a Jacob sheep farm, with a Devon Wildlife trail.

Kendle Farm

Buy meat direct from our family farm or at many local shops. Sausages made by hand on the farm. All beef, pork and lamb available. Phone 01643 851298 or message via Facebook. Free delivery within the local area.

Stuart Lowen Butcher & Farm Shop

STUART LOWEN QUALITY BUTCHERS IS A FAMILY-RUN BUTCHER IN MINEHEAD
Operating from the Farm Shop in Hawksworth Road, we are noted for supplying quality fresh meat, poultry, game, sausages and bacon. We source our meat from the best local suppliers whenever possible, we are very particular about quality and animal welfare. Some of our lamb comes from our own farm, raised within Exmoor National Park. We pride ourselves on a wide range of other food and local produce and with scoop your own and refillable products, reducing single use plastics.

Sunnyside Farm

In the heart of Lorna Doone country we are a short drive away from the picturesque villages of Lynton & Lynmouth & Combe Martin, whilst a little further along the beautiful North Devon coast you can enjoy the beaches of Ilfracombe or Woolacombe.

We moved here in 2002 and the farm is still a working farm and has chickens, sheep, alpacas, pigs, horses ducks, geese and cows etc. We feel very fortunate to own the farm and want to share it’s magic with everyone, this is the beginning of our journey. We run educational visits and supply meat direct to the public.

We have meat from our organic farm animals. Sunnyside Farm is a traditional, and maybe one of the last small farms, on Exmoor. We have a small flock of registered pedigree Shropshire sheep and also farm cows and pigs. We use a local abattoir and sell our meat direct to the public and have a hog roast machine.

We want people to enjoy our home grown, loved and cared for meat. Taste the difference at an affordable price.
Certified organic Lamb and Pork at £8.99 a kilo.
Lamb:- Half leg, shoulder and breast joints. Shanks, loin and chump chops. Mince and burgers.
Pork:- Leg and spare rib rolled and boned. Barbecue ribs and chops. Gammon and bacon. Pork and Leek burgers and sausages.
Gluten free sausages.

Call on 01598763241 or MOB 07773221010 to order or to get more information.

Woodfellas

Carpentry, timber supplies, sawmill, mobile chainsaw mill to deal with big trees, Tractor and forwarder for hire.

Capton Farm and quarry

Family run arable farm and red sandstone quarry based just outside of Williton, West Somerset.

Potatoes – are you looking for locally grown potatoes? Here we grow many varieties including Maris Piper, Sagitta, Picasso, Markies and Ramos. (Seasonal crop September to April).

10kg bags, 25kg bags or even in tonne boxes + stock feed potatoes available.

Pick up a bag or order larger quantities or check stock level and prices – 07974 211013

Red sandstone quarry – are you looking for building stone and/or walling stone? We have 6” split face and rubble. Other sizes split to order and delivery available – 07974 211013

Salt Wood Studio

Rural graphic design and branding studio. Focused on farming and rural businesses.

Exmoor Horn Wool

Exmoor Horn Wool is a micro company owned and run by the farmer members of the Exmoor Horn Sheep Breeders’ Society. Using the fleece of our local native breed sheep we make knitting wool, socks, pullovers and throws in the colours of our Exmoor landscape. Uniqueness and quality are our watchwords.

We are happy to supply goods by mail order, or you can meet us in person at Dunster Yarn Market on summer Sundays. Dates for 2023 are:- 28th May, 2nd July, 6th August, 3rd September, when there will also be shearing demonstrations.

Strawberry Fields Farm

Strawberry Fields is a small traditional family run farm and is located in Combe Martin, we farm various breeds of sheep and all our lambs are born and reared on Exmoor. The lamb is
processed in Combe Martin by the local abattoir and sold directly to the customer or via our Farm Shop. Bred locally, processed locally, sold locally.

Call 01271 882437, 07484 136940 or 07935 454338

Slowley Farm

Holiday cottages & farm tours

Bess Hill Farm Shop

Bess Hill Farm has an award-winning farm shop at Arlington and also in Combe Martin.
They have a wide range of free range meat, dairy, deli, pantry, fruit and vegetable and wines and spirit products – many from local farms and small businesses. Open 6 days a week.

Tearall’s tree and countryside services

All aspects of tree work , specialising in all types of fencing , landscaping and digger work

Shoulsbarrow Farmhouse

We keep rare and traditional breeds of livestock – Shetland, Llanwenog and Herdwick sheep. All slower growing breeds giving very tasty meat.
Call 01598 428005

T.H.Lock & Sons ltd

Building, roofing, fencing and hedging

MG Tree Care

Tree surgery, forestry, wood processing, fire wood.

M & J Hoof Care Ltd

Cattle foot trimming

Higher Foxhanger Farm

Lamb reared on a sheep and cattle farm located on the outskirts of Brompton Regis village, 1000 feet above sea level. Grass-fed and situated within Exmoor National Park. Our breeds consist of Texel, Texel Cross, Suffolk, Blue faced
Leicesters, Zwartbles and Jacobs.
Call 01398 371242.

Middle Stone Farm

Glamping and holiday accommodation – We have eight different accommodations on our working organic farm – 6 safari tents, a cabin and cottage. Guests can buy local produce in our own farm shop. Middle Stone Farm is just 3 miles from Exmoor National Park, a beautiful wilderness with open moorland, ancient wooded valleys and stunning Heritage Coast.
We sell a range of meat boxes from grass fed animals.

Upton Farm

We are a family-run farm which has been in business for at least three generations. Located within Exmoor National Park, bordering Wimbleball Lake. The highest field on the farm is 1000 feet above sea level. The lambs’ mothers are North Country Mule x Texel. Fathers are Texel x Beltex. Grass-fed. Born on the farm and finished on the farm. Farm Assured (Red Tractor).
Email or call 01398 371358.