“…the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through sustainable methods and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems.”International small-scale farmers’ movement La Via Campesina on FOOD SOVEREIGNTY at the 1996 World Food Summit.
the need to produce food
Even before the advent of the Covid-19 crisis, the dire need to grow, produce and process our own food was a foremost priority on Barnfires’ agenda.
Now, as the pandemic tightens its grip around the world and hunger poses humankind’s biggest threat, that requirement is under even closer scrutiny.
The need to make and control one’s own food is more important than ever.
We are not talking Big Agri here.
We are referring to ordinary people taking more control of their own as well as their families’ lives by planting, harvesting and processing the produce most appropriate to their situation.
Our agricultural philosophy centres around sustainable methods and techniques that encompass contemporary and ancient approaches such as Permaculture, bio-dynamic and no-tillage farming.
On the 40-hectare farm we ….
summary of farm products and activities
- Milk from goats, cows and sheep
- Farmhouse cheese made on the farm from the above milk
- Organic veggies
- Organic eggs
- Worm wee