They say farming is in the blood, and I guess it must be. We have been at it all our lives – in spite of all the associated challenges, the passion to farm, produce great food, to love the land and the countryside, the animals and the seasons, is something that never leaves us. 50 years since Jerry arrived from Tetbury, and Jenni from Thornbury upon marriage, the next generation are continuing the tale through gelato and milk vending.
Jim (Jerry’s dad) came to this tenanted farm on the Elmore estate from Tetbury in 1970 with a handful of Friesians, from which Jim and Jerry slowly grew and cultivated the now, 180-strong herd we see today – a family of different colours, breeds, sizes and ages, all with their own quirks and foibles.
We farm approximately 350 acres and our cows graze freely during the warmer months. We firmly believe that our cows are healthier and happier when grazing outdoors, living just as nature intended.
We sell our milk under the Pasture Promise banner, in collaboration with Free Range Dairy, an initiative which gives the consumer the choice over the product they buy - importantly it is a scheme where smaller family farms who allow their herds to graze for at least 6 months a year collaborate and work together to keep a more sustainable, traditional method of dairy farming alive .
It's made here, on the farm - yards from the milking parlour. It doesn't get fresher, you can see the cows that produce it (when they aren't in the far off pastures). You are in amongst the countryside, feeling, hearing, sniffing, seeing the real thing.
Emily produces artisan, Italian-style gelato made fresh from our own milk produced on the farm. The flavours are evolving and ever changing, reflecting the seasons and her interest in fresh food and fascinating flavour combinations.
We always have an abundant supply of our customer favourites, such as Wholly Milk (our 'fior de latte' - creamy, pure, unadulterated fresh, clean flavour), Milk Chocolate, Sea Salted Caramel and many more but also offer a variety of weekly specials. We ask our customers to enjoy and explore the seasonal and sometimes quirky flavour combinations - it's what makes us unique.
HOW TO BUY
Come and see us!
We sell freshly-made gelato from our Scoop shed in the farm yard. you can buy it in cones and pots to enjoy sitting in the yard and talking to the cows and calves. Or, you can buy larger tubs to take home and enjoy.
We also have a self-service milk vending machine in the yard, selling super-fresh free range milk direct from our own cows.
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