20 FARMING, FOOD PRODUCTION & RETAIL SERVICES

All 20 FARMING, FOOD PRODUCTION & RETAIL SERVICES

  • Sheepdrove Organic Farm & Eco Conference Centre

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    Sustainable, organic and environmentally sound, Sheepdrove Eco Conference Centre combines exceptional surroundings with the most advanced technology and attentive service to make your event a complete success. The conference centre is housed in a beautiful, eco-friendly building set at the heart of a 2,500 acre working organic farm,  surrounded by fields and woodlands, with spectacular views across rolling Berkshire downland. This purpose-built conference environment has state of the art presentation equipment and conference facilities for between nine and 200 delegates. Each room offers a unique space for different styles of meeting – and there are plenty of break out areas. In the vaulted dining room, food cooked from organic produce grown and raised on the farm is served. Visitors can take farm tours and see how an organic system works. Or they can simply wander through grassy meadows, past grazing animals and native woodland, along the reed beds which transform waste water from the conference centre into a clear, clean lake. Poultry, beef, lamb, mutton and pork are reared on the farm and processed to high standards in terms of welfare and meat quality. It is all Soil Association-registered and completely GMO-free. Sheepdrove also has a butchers and shop in London (http://sheepdrove.com/our-london-shop/) selling organic and GMO-free meat reared on the farm. The store also stocks fine organic wine, their own Sheepdrove honey, preserves, organic wholemeal flour, organic eggs, game (when in season), and an eclectic collection of books.

  • Potato House

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    Potato House is a new online shop belonging to Skea Organics Ltd, the family-run business in the heart of Scotland which has been supplying potatoes for many years now. The website is dedicated to the gardeners and small passionate growers who are looking for high quality seed potatoes with unique taste and specific characteristics. They offer a wide selection of speciality, heritage and organic seed potatoes. If you visit the shop you can browse through the different varieties to find exactly what are you looking for.

  • Organic Research Centre (ORC)

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    The Organic Research Centre exists to develop and support sustainable land-use, agriculture and food systems, primarily within local economies, which build on organic principles to ensure the health and well-being of soil, plant, animal, man and his environment. The ORCe was established as a “Centre of Excellence” to address the major issues raised by a global economy based on an intensive agricultural system. It is the UK’s leading research, development and advisory institution for organic agriculture, having played a pivotal role in the development of organic research, policy and standards since 1980. The organisation is firm in its belief that realistic solutions to the critically important environmental issues facing us all can be found. The ORC continues to research, develop, provide and demonstrate solutions and to investigate appropriate technologies for processing, distribution and marketing of food. The Centre believes we can develop a genuinely sustainable, equitable and healthy food system based on production methods that husband finite resources and enhance biodiversity. The Centre disseminates information through adviser training and accreditation services, producer training and courses, website, articles and policy papers, scientific papers and publications and the production of a regular journal – the Bulletin. Th

  • Specialist Cheesemakers’ Association

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    The Specialist Cheesemakers Association (SCA) is an alliance of cheesemakers, retailers, wholesalers and others involved with artisan cheese, which was established to encourage excellence in cheesemaking.  It provides a forum for members to exchange ideas and represents the interests of members to the Government and media. The SCA is the first port of call for any retailer or cheesemaker with technical, health or hygiene problems, and in some instances, this may involve the association having to go out on a limb to support a member. It is vital that our members demonstrate their commitment to quality by having in place a Food Safety Management system and abiding by the SCA Assured Code of Best Practice. We will not jeopardise the reputation of the industry or the Association for a member who does not have these in place. The Specialist Cheesemakers Association was established in 1989 and its patron is HRH the Prince of Wales.

  • Organic Livestock Marketing Co-operative

    OLMC was founded in 1996 by a handful of dedicated organic livestock producers determined to secure a future for their product in a competitive national market. It was formed as a member-controlled co-operative with two main aims: to ensure growth of the organic market; and to ensure organic producers get the best possible return for their livestock. OLMC has now grown into probably the largest organic livestock marketing co-operative in the UK handling a significant proportion of finished beef, lamb and store stock. We believe that central to this continued growth is our decision taken to contract in specialist resources and abilities from other companies, particularly in marketing, stock procurement, sales and financial controls. This allows us to provide a professional service nationwide, whilst at the same time keeping operating costs to a minimum. It has an elected Board of Directors representing all aspects of organic livestock production and the meat industry.

  • Organic Eprints

    An international open access archive for papers related to research in organic agriculture. The archive contains full-text papers in electronic form together with bibliographic information, abstracts and other metadata. It was developed by the Danish Research Centre for Organic Farming, DARCOF, which expanded into the International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems (ICROFS) in 2008. Since 2003 there has been co-operation with the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, FiBL. The main objectives are to facilitate the communication of research papers and proposals, to improve the dissemination and impact of research findings, and to document the research effort. In accordance with these objectives the archive is designed to facilitate international use and cooperation. The archive accepts many kinds of papers: preprints (pre-review), postprints (post-review) and reprints (published) of scientific papers, conference papers and posters, theses, reports, books and book chapters, magazine articles, web products, project descriptions, and other published or unpublished documents.

  • Artisan Food Law

    Provides artisan and small-scale food producers with easy access to important law and practical help solving problems. Free legal information – to help inform you about food law. A blog and other stuff to intrigue you about important issues… and a subscription service to engage you in debate about food and the law – and help solve your problems!

  • Field to Fork Organics

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    We buy seasonal organic vegetables from lovely organic farmers based as close as possible to North West London. The farmers pick the vegetables (generally same day or day before) and deliver to us on Wednesday. We pack the Veg Bags on Wednesday afternoon or Wednesday evening and deliver them to our pick-up points on Thursday morning. Our customers collect their Veg Bag from their selected local pick-up point on Thursday. At the moment, we have 12 pick-up points scattered across North West London and West London.

  • Trenchmore Farm

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    Mixed family farm in Cowfold, West Sussex. Sussex x Wagyu beef sold direct to chefs, Silly Moo Cider fermented on the farm with apples from our cider orchard and our apple swap with the gardeners of Sussex, Heritage wheat trialled – great flavour / low yield (Great Taste award for the wheat berries). We are low input / high science farmers – aiming for good food grown well – it is a journey!