Introduction to Godminster

Godminster Farm is set on the outskirts of the picturesque town of Bruton in the heart of Somerset. The farm was registered organic in 1999 by our owner Richard Hollingbery whose environmentally friendly and ethical approach to farming meant organic was the only way. With 1300 acres of beautiful landscape, the farm not only homes 280 organic dairy cows but also boasts fruitful orchards filled with a variety of delicious fruits and herbs which are used as inspiration for many of the Godminster products.

The cows at Godminster Farm enjoy a simple and wholesome life and as a result produce a deliciously creamy milk. The freshness of the milk and the sustainable approach to farming is a major contributor to the delicious and distinctive taste of our award-winning Godminster cheese and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

 

About Our Farm

Life at Godminster is governed by a healthy respect for tradition and an enterprising spirit of innovation. You could say that we’re bringing tradition up-to-date! This applies to both the way that we farm and how we decide what we should produce. Everything grown at Godminster is certified organic by the Soil Association, who inspect our farm at least once a year.

Our aim at Godminster Farm is to create a self-sustaining environment where nature can regenerate and flourish, rather than erode our delicate ecosystem on the farm from the effects of artificial, intensive farming. Over the last decade, we have created and restored numerous natural habitats and native species have returned. Our ideal of  maximising sustainability involves the use of all these habitats, which in turn foster a wealth of benefits.

The UK government has said that organic farming is kinder to wildlife and the environment, causes lower contamination from sprays, has a lower carbon footprint and less dangerous waste. A cleaner environment encourages biodiversity. This includes birds, insects, mammals and plants.

Read more about the History of Godminster here or read our recent blog on Top Tips for a Happy & Healthy Herd!