The Turner family have been farming at Coughton since 1960, where they run a mixed arable and livestock farm of 242 acres. They have a prize-winning herd of cattle which include some pure bred Limousins and a flock of 280 ewes which comprise some minority breed Ryelands. Ann is very proud of her sheep, which have won numerous prizes at shows around the country such as the Three Counties Show, the Royal Show and the Royal Bath and West Show.
In 2007 the family acquired Ellenden Farm and its farm shop in Harvington, near Evesham. This gave them an opportunity to sell their beef and lamb directly to the public, together with a wide range of fresh produce from their own farms and from other local suppliers. David and Sara and their family moved to the farm, where you can meet them today, running the farm shop.
The land at Harvington is made up of approximately 60 acres of homegrown produce which are sold in the shop. Approximately 30 acres are plum orchards, 5 acres are Apple orchards, 2 acres of Asparagus and 2 acres of homegrown vegetables. The remainder of the land is grazed by sheep and used to produce hay to feed livestock during the winter months.
The farm is part of the Farm Assurance scheme, and is inspected by the Countryside body to ensure the animal welfare and husbandry exceeds the required standards. The family have also achieved the ABM Beef and Lamb Standard, awarded by CMi. This shows that the farm complies with food safety requirements, animal welfare standards and demonstrates due diligence in their farming.