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Our Family, Our Organic Farming Ethos

Meet the family

Our family have been farming at Gazegill for about 500 years and as current custodians our responsibility to continue farming in a sustainable and nature led way is very important. We have always believed that nature is never wrong and farming organically produces healthier food from happier animals within a sound ecological system. Happy, healthy animals make better food with a traditional flavour. The rare and traditional breeds that we keep are better suited to the organic system and are slowly grown, this ensures a longevity of life based around a natural approach to farming. We love them to bits, they are our extended family.

We have traditional Hay Meadows that are species rich in flowers, herbs and grasses, these promote an abundance of natural habitat for our birds, and other wild animals. We are currently within the higher level environmental stewardship scheme with Natural England and we truly believe that joining this scheme is a natural progression for Gazegill with its biological heritage sites and our beautiful nature. A relaxed approach to farming and with an emphasis on true welfare, we believe that our animals benefit from this diverse natural system. In addition to our nature our ancestors had the foresight to leave in tact many ancient monuments on our farm, from ridge and furrow to Roman roads, our charge is to protect them and pass them on…

To coin a phrase we have always said “its what’s not in it rather than what is”, this we think is key to our commitment to food that is natural in its rearing and happy in its life. Happy, healthy animals make better food.

**WE ARE LOOKING FOR STAFF – WE ARE LOOKING FOR A RELIEF MILKER, SALES / ADMIN & VOLUNTEER GROWERS** please email us for details

Ian O'Reilly

Ian O’Reilly

Ian and Emma describe their operation at Gazegill Organic Farm as “a relaxed approach to farming and with an emphasis on true welfare”.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01200 445519

Emma Robinson

Emma Robinson

Here at Emma’s Dairy we believe that cows should have the freedom to roam, grazing our pastures and producing milk that is naturally high in omega 3.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01200 445519

Tony Robinson

Tony Robinson

I’ve been farming at Gazegill all of my life and the stories i could tell you…

Jean Robinson

Jean Robinson

Gazegill Organic Farm

I’ve seen the area around Gazegill change over the years I’ve brought a family up here, but the heart of the farm has remained in our family and now we welcome other families to our special place.

Sam Smith

Sam Smith

Gazegill Organic Farm

Sam is part of the family at Gazegill and is tractor mad. In his spare time you’ll find him driving a SAMI or MASSEY FERGUSON

Andrea Smith

Andrea Smith

Gazegill Organic Farm

I’ve always worked in local high schools and being part of the Robinson family, the eldest of Tony’s daughters I help out with the children so that Emma and Ian can dedicate more time to the farming.

Feona Hadcroft

Feona Hadcroft

Educational Coordinator – BA (Hons) PGCE

I teach the visiting school parties and special needs groups all about organic farming and why it is important

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 07788 544923

Paul Hodges

Paul Hodges

Butcher, Gazegill Organic Farm

You’ll find me in the shop most days preparing the organic lamb, beef and pork for local families and restaurants.

Phone: 01200 445150