Fern Verrow is the name of our farm, a 16-acre smallholding at the foothills of the Black Mountains in Herefordshire, between Hereford and Hay-on-Wye. This beautiful part of England is secluded and unspoiled, with most of the dwellings and farms still occupied by those born and bred here. The air is clean and the farm’s water supply comes from our own spring.

When we first came to Fern Verrow in 1996, the land had only ever been used for grazing. This worked in our favour – we were able to begin our cultivation of the land with a clean canvas. We came from London with no experience in farming ...


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