The farm is 730 acres, with a large area of saltings and grassland. Historically a dairy production base and now used to graze sheep and cattle. The 400 plus flock consists of Cheviots Rams and the ewes are Mules crossed Suffolks.
Beautiful loamy sands over crag provide free draining soils with a good level of fertility to ensure early production of vegetable crops.
The RSPB neighbour the farm, and work in conjunction with Richard to ensure that valuable habitats are available to the multitude of wildlife attracted to the area.
More than just vegetables...
Richard's sheep grazing a cover crop of Phacelia. It is a hardy green manure cover crop that is in the top 20 honey producing flowers for honeybees