We are John and Alice Pawsey. John’s family have farmed here for four generations, and since 1999 we have farmed organically for our family as well as helping like minded neighbouring farmers who share our passion for soils, the countryside and naturally good food. With a motivated and enthusiastic team we aim to farm leaving our soil in good heart for future generations.
Visits to Shimpling Park Farm give pupils an invaluable insight into the countryside, the business of farming and the fun of learning outside the classroom. Time on the farm reinforces every aspect of the curriculum from maths to art, from science to PHSE. Shortlisted for a Bayer award for exceptional farm visits and accredited by CEVAS , the farm visits at Shimpling Park Farm are inspirational, empowering and full of fun for all ages.
Autumn 2019 has bee a very soggy one!
After a long dry summer the rain has hardly stopped since September. This has made it hard for all farmers to get their Autumn crops in the ground. Not great but it's been much worse for the farmers up north. We have a certain amount in the ground and the rest will have to wait for the spring. The lambs are slower to fatten as a result of the impact of the dry summer on the establishing clover but you cant rush a good thing and they are tastier and more sustainable than ever. The rams have gone into the fields with the ewes and the cycle starts again.