Farrantshayes Farm is cared for and owned by Emma and Jon Hillier. Emma is a secondary English and Media teacher, who has been 'at the chalkface' for fifteen years, but is taking a break from teaching to complete an M.A. . She also works as an educator for Farmlink, a charity which aims to get children onto farms and learning to appreciate where their food comes from. Jon is a building surveyor by trade, with an interest in conservation/restoration work and property development - perfect for the farm, as most of the buildings require some TLC. Cocker spaniels Rusty and his daughter Ebony complete the team- they live for affection, food and trips out to the pub!
We are fortunate to be only twenty five minutes from Exeter city centre by car and twenty minutes from the beach at Sidmouth. In the coming years we hope to create the perfect large smallholding (or small farm, depending on your perspective), with a variety of breeds. We are in the middle tier of the Countryside Stewardship programme, with a focus on natural grassland management. Emma also writes a bi-monthly column for 'Farm and Country' magazine about life at Farrantshayes. We sell small amounts of our home reared pork and beef, so check out the 'meat sales' page if you'd like to buy some Farrrantshayes meat!
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