We are a family run farm situated at the tip of South Warks, bordering with the Cotswolds A.O.N.B. Our farm comprises mostly grassland, on which we run 300 breeding ewes along with a small flock of Cotswolds. As well as sheep we produce specialist hay crops of Rye grass/clover hay for horses, Lucerne Hay predominately for zoos and clover hay for goats.
We have extensive orchards containing a mixture of apple, pear, plum and slowly maturing Walnut trees.
It is still early days in the Walnut Oil production and it will be a few years before the 100 or so trees reach full production levels, so until then the oil will be of limited quantity. We will also be sourcing Walnuts from our neighbours so long as we can keep those pesky squirrels off them.
For a bit more information on how good Walnut Oil is for you try following these links.
Alongside the Walnut Oil we are also producing Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil.
The Rapeseed comes from one or more of our 5 arable neighbours all within 3 miles of our farm, and so we are able to choose the best quality seed.
Here is a link with some benefits of Rapeseed Oil.
We have been asked a number of times if our oil is Extra Virgin. To the best of our understanding the term Extra Virgin belongs to the Olive Oil industry, and refers to strict chemical and tasting standards that focus on aroma, flavour and acid levels and less to do with the first pressing as most people think, (including ourselves until recent research on setting up our own Rapeseed Oil business).
You can buy our oils direct from our door or from independent shops around the Shipston-on-Stour area.
Prices for our oils are as follows:
250ml Cold Pressed Walnut Oil £14.99
250ml Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil £2.99
500ml Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil £4.99
We do not as yet sell online but you are more than welcome to give us a ring or email and place an order that way.