What to buy at Better Food: Adeys Farm supply Better Food with fresh cuts of beef, lamb and pork including sausages and bacon.
Nearly 25 years ago, Caroline and Tim Wilson were tasked with the organic conversion of Adeys Farm – 600 acres of unspoiled, traditional grassland in the Severn Valley. Since then, the couple have devoted themselves to rearing traditional breed cattle, sheep and pigs in a way that respects both animals and the land, resulting in exceptional meat of the highest quality and flavour. The land was entrusted to Caroline and Tim by the Ernest Cook Trust – an outdoor learning charity – and the farm regularly hosts residential camps and school visits for young people.
Mission and values: Allowing animals to lead as natural and stress-free a life as possible is at the heart of Adeys’ way of farming. Notably, all Caroline and Tim’s animals are weaned late, ensuring young are well-nurtured, and they’re given plenty of space to express natural behaviours. Grazing animals feed on permanent pasture and clover leys, supplemented with hay, silage and farm-grown grains in inclement weather. Another integral aspect of Adeys’ supply chain is the use of a small, family-run abattoir just 6 miles from the farm, which means minimum transport time for the animals and a calm processing environment.
Location: Breadstone, GL13 (17.8 miles to Better Food)
Certifications: Adeys Farm is Organic Certified.
We love them because… Caroline and Tim’s holistic approach to farming makes Adeys a natural fit for us. Their deep understanding of the connection between the wellbeing of their animals, the biodiversity of their land and the quality of their products is still a rare gem in the farming landscape, and one we feel lucky to have found so close to our stores!