Roger and Penny Webber from Hindon Organic Farm in Exmoor
How did Hinton Farm get started?
We're third generation National Trust tenant farmers, farming mixed livestock on our 500 acre organic hill farm in the Exmoor National Park.
We went organic in 1998 following our instincts and helped by the Organic Farming Scheme. We wanted to have control of our end product, which led to marketing and having our own farm shop with mail order and delivery - we just went for it.
Organic principles gave us back our pride in farming; they protect the soil, the animals and us for the future. Profit at any cost is not sustainable, but we all profit from organic.Penny Webber, Hinton Farm
Organic principles gave us back our pride in farming; they protect the soil, the animals and us for the future. Profit at any cost is not sustainable, but we all profit from organic.
What does the Soil Association mean to you?
There is no organisation more important to us as farmers.
What's next for Hinton Farm?
Our daughter and son-in-law now run the farm, but their aspirations are the same as ours - to keep farming organically, caring for our Exmoor hill farm and animals, keeping happy and healthy and having fun.
To find out more about Hinton Farm, see www.hindonfarm.co.uk.
Meet the Makers
- Meet Our Farming Heroes
- Meet Our Food & Drink Heroes
- Meet Our Beauty & Wellbeing Heroes
- Meet Our Fashion & Textiles Heroes
- Jonathan Smith of Scilly Organics
- Abi Weeds, co-founder of Odylique
- Jane Shepherd, founder of Pigeon Organic
- Amanda Barlow - Made for Life by Spiezia Organics
- Angus Oliphant - Miniscoff