Nick Francis is a first generation farmer and set up Paddock Farm in 2009 with his brother Jon. Their initial aim was to produce the ultimate pork from native-breed free-range pigs but they’ve gone on to supply many of the country’s top chefs with a whole range of meat, eggs and vegetables. The farm uses agroecological systems to produce pasture raised Tamworth pork, Hereford cattle and super-free-range eggs, along with a market garden and productive agroforestry. All produce is sold direct through the farm’s own retail or wholesale food business.
Come and hear from some early practitioners in the pastured poultry world, trialing and adapting novel methods to suit their farming system and a hostile regulatory environment. We’ll hear about poultry following stock in rotations, at the margins of farming operations in a more permacultural set up, as well as integration with market gardening operations. […]