Exmoor Lamb – Buy direct from the farm!

July 8, 2020

A fantastic initiative set up by the Exmoor Hill Farming Network.

The stunning landscapes of Exmoor National Park have been shaped by farming over thousands of years resulting in the intimate pattern of fields, moorland and woods that make Exmoor such a special place. Exmoor’s geology, climate and natural processes have formed the hills, valleys, rivers and streams and its dramatic coastline. But, it is agriculture that has played the major part in influencing the mosaic of vegetation cover, the wildlife it supports and the pattern and character of Exmoor’s farmsteads, hamlets, villages and towns.

There are also benefits to the environment from the sustainable farming methods used by the Exmoor farmer, many from families who have been farming here for generations. High animal welfare standards are prioritised. You can now experience the taste and benefits of eating Exmoor lamb at home by buying direct from some of our farmers. The farmers featured on this list raise their flocks here on Exmoor – traceability and minimal food miles are key and buying direct ensures that you know exactly where your meat is coming from. Many will welcome you to the farm to collect your order, but many can also arrange delivery locally or nationally.

You can learn more about the importance of buying local produce by searching online for ‘Eat Exmoor’ where you will also be able to watch a short film about Exmoor grass-fed lamb and why it’s so good.

Today, the lush moorland grasses of Exmoor are highly nutritious for the sheep bred and raised here and contribute to the quality of the finished lamb that is so popular with chefs and diners.

There is nothing quite like the taste of fresh Exmoor grass-fed lamb – the nutritious grass diet gives the meat a succulent juiciness and characteristic flavour that is loved by many far and wide.

But it is not only the taste that is better! Meat from lambs raised on a high percentage grass diet is also better for you – with more Omega 3 fatty acids.

If you are a food or hospitality business wishing to supply Exmoor Lamb to your customers please contact Exmoor Hill Farming Network directly to discuss your requirements Email: katherine@ehfn.org.uk Tel: 07970 795808