About Us

Farming with nature

Sustainably producing delicious, nutrient-rich food

Fir Farm is a 1200 acre organic mixed farm in the Cotswolds. We manage the land in harmony with nature, raising native breed livestock, growing heritage grains and producing sustainable timber.

Always striving to be as sustainable as possible, we take a holistic approach that works with nature to regenerate the environment, creating both agricultural and environmental diversity. Our objective is to produce food without diminishing our natural capital.

Our farm landscape is diverse, from permanent pasture, meadows, and arable fields, to woodlands, orchards, rivers, and ponds. We have extensive biodiversity across the farm, as well as fertile soils and lots of interesting history, including evidence of ridge and furrow systems from the Middle Ages and Victorian dew ponds.

Fir Farm Holdings is owned by Sir Alan Parker and Lady Parker, who is also Chairman of the Sustainable Food Trust. It is made up of two working farms, at Rectory Farm and Manor Farm, an events venue at Hill Barn and a commercial property offering, primarily based at Manor Farm. Both farms are run as mixed farms with an emphasis on livestock and rotational cropping with a closed loop system.

What we do

Our farm is an integrated, circular system which means each component has a role to play in regenerating the environment. The rotation of animals and crops helps to restore the soil and increase natural fertility.

OUR FARMING VALUES

Sustainable livestock

We use a rotational grazing and mixed livestock system that prioritises animal welfare and the environment.

Enhancing our environment

Working with nature, our circular farming system observes nature’s principles of diversity and balance, restoring environmental health.

Building soil health

Our way of farming uses natural processes to build soil fertility, prevent erosion and improve soil organic carbon and biodiversity.

Sharing knowledge

We feel it is part of our responsibility to share knowledge and ideas, engage in discussion and contribute to future farming policy. .

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