Wholly Milk

Wholly Milk

Address: Barhouse Farm, Elmore, Gloucester GL2 3NT

 

Telephone: 07974 228485

 

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  • PRODUCER INFORMATION

    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 .

     

     

  • PRODUCT DETAILS

    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 it.

     

    Ollie wanted to bring our Wholly Cows special milk to you and he invested in a milk vending machine to do just that.  It is gently pasteurised but unhomogonised.  It is how it should be, with a creamline, or shaken to mix it.

     

    The milk travels a matter of a few yards from the parlour where the cows are milk, to be pasteurised and then transferred straight into the vending machine next door. You can't get fresher than that!

     

    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 .

     

  • HOW TO BUY

    Come and see us!

     

    We have a self-service milk vending machine in the yard, where you can buy fresh milk and make your own milkshakes from a range of syrups that we change on a regular basis.

     

    You can buy a glass bottle that you can reuse again and again, for £2. You can use cards or coins for the milk vending machine and our mik costs £1.40 a litre. Syrup shots costs an additional 50p.

     

    You can also purchase beautiful Italian-style gelato made right here on the farm, from our Scoop Shed in the farm yard.

     

    Check our Facebook page for up to date opening times.