Fivepenny Farm is a 43 acre, low impact smallholding, established in 2004. We produce vegetables, meat, eggs, dairy products and a wide range of processed goods, such as cheeses and jams. The farm is run using mixed farming methods - we graze our sheep under the orchards and let our pigs do the digging. We have built our own houses on the farm using wood fuelled stoves and solar water heating. Completely off grid, we use a combination of wind and solar power to create our own renewable electricity and water heating.
Fivepenny Farm is an active part of La Via Campesina- an organisation comprised of 200 million peasant farmers across the world. Our catering work supports our voluntary campaigning for a better food system.
Fivepenny Farm is part of The Peasant Evolution Producer's Cooperative (PEPC), a network of smallholders, artisan food producers, and local craftsmen. All of us sharing ideas, knowledge, and resources such as our cooperatively owned processing facilities at Fivepenny Farm
What We Produce
Animals are an integral part of our sustainable farming system. Our beef cows are entirely grass fed. Our jersey cows are hand milked and allowed to rear their calves as naturally as possible. We make our own cheese. Our lamb comes from rare breed Jacob sheep. We also have hens for laying eggs , which we raise on an organic diet of food scraps and local grains.
We grow our own vegetables, fruit, and salad without pesticides or artificial fertilisers, specialising in heritage tomatoes and soft fruit.