WHY WE BELIEVE IN ORGANIC
We've been farming our beautiful estate in Somerset since the 1940's, and Coombe Farm has held Soil Association organic status for almost the last 20 of those years. We are certain that our ethical farming choices have created the incredible flavours in the food we produce.
With a well-established and successful organic dairy, we started Coombe Farm Organic in 2015 hoping to make the most of the bi-products from the existing farming enterprise. We work really closely with Ryan, the Farm Manager and are incredibly proud of our award-winning Beef and Lamb. Now, also working with several other Soil Association certified farmers, we’re on a mission to bring you ethically raised, humanely slaughtered, skillfully butchered and flavoursome meat of exceptional quality - all year around.
Being certified organic for almost 20 years, we know that by following the principals of organic farming, we bring confidence to consumers. Buying organic food gives you a guarantee that the ingredients have been farmed or reared in a natural way. It is important to us to create healthy, fertile soils that promote biodiversity, not use potentially environmentally damaging chemical fertilisers. It is also essential to make sure that all our animals are reared with the highest possible welfare standards. Organic ingredients are fully traceable and audited. Without that Soil Association stamp, there is no assurance of how and where your food has been produced.
At Coombe Farm Organic, we’re foodies as well as farmers and this assurance is really important to us. Talking the talk is one thing, walking the walk and coming out as an approved organic producer is another. This reaffirms why we choose to only work with other certified organic producers.
There is pressure on farmers throughout the world to produce more, do it quickly and for less money. This will inevitably have an impact on the quality of our soil and make it harder to achieve yields for generations to come. We need to make sure that our soil continues to be productive and take a long term approach to help enrich the soil, give back what we take out and create top quality, nutritious food for people.
Winning the Soil Association BOOM award for Best Online Organic Retailer in 2017 was a massive achievement for us. It was great recognition for the team and all the fantastic organic producers that we work with. It’s given us confidence that what we are doing is worth it – we hope you agree!