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Founder, Fred Orme, has been passionate about food and farming from an early age. Following many years as a chef in some of the most renowned restaurants, Fred decided to leave kitchens for a life on the farm.

He converted an old milking parlour into a butchery and now splits his time between the fields and the butcher’s block.  

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Fred rents an undulating area of woodland on the north-east edge of Dartmoor. They are exploring a rotational system of woodland paddocks where herds of rare-breed pigs graze, disrupt the soil, add organic matter and are then moved on to leave the land at rest.

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Pigs are extremely clever creatures and are at their best when free to rootle, forage and roam. Through a good measure of experimentation and determination they hope to let pigs be pigs within a thriving ecosystem.

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