Overbury Farms is a sheep and arable farm set on the historic Cotswold slopes of Bredon Hill on the Worcestershire Gloucestershire boarders.
Overbury Farms is part of the Overbury Estate which has been in the same family for over 250 years. Covering 1,538 hectares, it surrounds the picturesque villages of Overbury and Conderton.
We are looking for some Harvest help – please see our Join Us page for more infomation
PEA FED LAMBS – DON’T MISS OUT!
Our pea harvest was so successful that the lambs are running out of peas! Anyone wanting one (or half of one) of these sweet tasting lambs should let us know by return, our deadline is 1pm Tuesday 23rd September – they are on a first come first served basis. All lamb ordered is to be collected from Overbury Estate and Farms Office between 9am – 12pm, Wednesday 8th October 2014.
To reserve your lamb please contact Rosy (The Shepherds Wife) in the Estate Office on 01386 725111. A whole lamb will be £150.00 and half a lamb will be £80.00 butchered to your preferred specifications.
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to sample some of the finest British lamb available, especially during the British Food Fortnight http://www.lovebritishfood.co.uk/ and I would urge you to contact Rosy ASAP to ensure you don’t miss out!
Open Farm Sunday was on 8th June 2014
New & Old
Traditional values & new technology…
While we are very keen to maintain many traditional values (such high standards of hedge cutting & keeping on top of wall repairs) we have taken up many aspects of modern technology (such as GPS mapping) to keep us ahead with cost savings & efficiency. Farm Manager Jake Freestone spoke at the 2013 Oxford Farming Conference on Precision Farming – link to video. There is an emphasis on conservation and we enjoy sharing with future generations what farming is about. We meet the rigorous environmental standards set by the farm’s LEAF Audit and LEAF MARQUE (LEAF is Linking Environment and Farming) which is in addition to our Farm Assurance standards (meaning our products can be sold with the Red Tractor Logo). In late 2012 we became a LEAF Demonstration Farm.
Our 11th Lambing Day was held on Sunday the 13th April 2014. To see how this and other days went, please visit the News page.
Useful sites you might be interested in…
Our farm is responsible for the majority of the farmland on the Overbury Estate. The estate rents houses, cottages, offices, workshops etc in the villages of Overbury, Conderton, Beckford & Kemerton
The LEAF Marque – our LEAF Tracks number is 133648
Overbury’s private purpose built nursery situated adjacent to Overbury First School. The children enjoy lots of activities on the farm and have regular visits
Jake’s You Tube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/No1FarmerJake
Jake posts all types of quick videos about the farm from our events, how our machinery works, to series/groups such as the Harvest 2011, 2012 & 2013