A traditional family run Commoning farm
We believe that stock that has been raised as naturally and as free as possible, produce the finest quality meat. We pride ourselves on an open and honest approach to our stock rearing, please feel free to contact us for any questions you might have.
At Storm's Farm, we turn out cattle and sheep to graze the common lands during the Summer months. Pigs are released into the woods during the autumn (called Pannage) to hoover up the acorns and beech mast.
The acorns are poisonous to the ponies and cattle but the pigs absolutely love them with no side effects what so ever. These pigs are the next thing to being completely free, roaming where ever they wish. The benefiting result for us, is pork with the most incredible flavour and texture.
Pannage Pork is seasonal, normally ready in late autumn and Christmas but always in short supply and sells very quickly. We take orders for our Pannage Pork several months in advance so please book early.
If you have never tried Pannage Pork, it’s a real item on your bucket list for foodies.
The sheep, like the cattle, run the Forest during the summer months, the lambs are kept with the ewes far longer than most commercial farms. They quickly learn the ways of the Forest, the best grazing areas and watering places. The older sheep know their ‘haunt’ and rarely stray far from the farm.
To produce a high-quality product we take the utmost care and time with our stock, frequently checking them each day often from horseback, as our grandparents have done for generations.
Each animal is known to us, from its first breath we care for it and allow it to live a natural life, eating only the best local foods. We believe this produces a product far superior to any you can buy in any supermarket.