Our aim at Stream Farm is to show that the British countryside is far better served by large numbers of small farms selling their produce directly to those who are going to eat it rather than by just a few huge farms selling to the supermarkets. To that end, we have started quite a number of small farming businesses on our 250 – acre farm with the intention of handing each one on, once it can be seen to be profitable and can earn a livelihood, to farmers who want to be part of the vision.
But the vision needs you as well if it is going to work. We want you to choose to buy from us – and, gradually, we hope, from our farmers – because you agree with what we are trying to do, not just because our produce is second to none. If you like what you buy, we would love you to consider committing to continue to do so for, say, a year at a time. That way, the producers can have some certainty in advance that they will be able to sell what they produce and can get on with what they know best – rather than trying to compete with the huge marketing budgets of the multiple retailers. We also want to persuade you to buy in larger amounts than you are used to and to find out about some of the less well known cuts – and we will pay half the cost of a chest freezer if you do not have one to get you started and provide you with super recipes. You will know that what you buy will (soon) come from small scale farmers whose livelihoods you are helping to sustain and whose product will be traceable to their doorstep. And what you buy, we promise, will be second to none!