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The Organic Herb Trading Company, Somerset

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The Organic Herb Trading Company, Somerset

Court Farm is a 14 hectare holding lying in the Vale of Taunton Deane in Somerset. The farm is home to the Organic Herb Trading Company, the only specialist organic dried herb company in the country.

Crops

Over 550 varieties of herb are available from all over the world and Court Farm demonstrates how many are grown and processed. Award-winning teas, infusions, essential oils, vinegars, tinctures and much more are available through the company.

Livestock

With its rich red soil and gentle south facing slopes, the farm is ideal for herbs and red Devon cattle, which graze the parkland and natural meadows. Court Farm’s livestock are kept according to strict organic standards. This ensures that their welfare is of paramount importance.

Conservation

Court Farm is committed to improving the local environment. The sensitive management of ancient pasture, parkland and hedges are all examples of the important conservation work taking place. The farm has restored an old pond to improve the wetland habitat, and the new woodland includes a variety of native trees.

Education and open days

The farm offers educational visits for primary and secondary schools. A converted barn on the site provides space for visiting schools and groups. The farm has an annual open day when visitors can walk the trail and discuss the growing and preparation of herbs. Additional groups are welcome throughout the year by prior arrangement with the farmer.  

How to get there   

By bus: Buses stop in the village.
By train: Taunton railway station is about 10 miles away.
By road: Court Farm is located at the end of the High Street of Milverton. From the B3227, head into the centre of the village. At the Londis shop, turn right up St Michael’s Hill and then after 50 metres, left into High Street (a no through road). Follow to the end, through the farm buildings to the car park at the rear.  
By bike: Find your route on the Sustrans website         

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