The Simkin family have farmed in Essington since 1892 and have retailed to local residents since that date. The fruit farm dates from 1978; Richard and Mary are the 4th generation and Will is the 5th generation to farm here. The farm is run on traditional principles and varieties are often old fashioned ones selected for flavour. Because all our crops are sold direct to the customer they can be brought straight from the field to the shop. You therefore benefit from the best in flavour and nutrition.
We breed and grow our own pork - again using traditional methods and breeds to ensure you benefit from the added taste gained from these methods of production. All our pigs are run free range, outdoor produced, without the use of feed additives or growth promoters.
We share our customers' concerns with the environment and try to work with nature in our production techniques. We follow the principles of LEAF "Linking Environment and Farming" and are pleased to see the resultant wildlife on the farm. We strongly believe that the environment, the customer and the grower are all best served by buying local produce direct from the grower. It is fresher, more nutritious and generates less packaging and less pollution in transport.