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.
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.
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.