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Coming to a tv screen near you soon via BBC Countryfile!

Yesterday we welcomed tv cameras to Redwoods Farm again, with a visit from BBC Countryfile, filming in collaboration with Pipers Farm.  It was a fascinating day of in depth conversation and sharing our Redwoods farming principles, as well as getting more insight into behind the scenes of tv production....

May 23, 2024

Seasons at Redwoods Farm - Summer

We're excited to welcome you back to Redwoods Farm for our next Seasons at Redwoods Farm Summer event on Saturday 6 July.  We've got lots of fun planned, read more about our event below and make sure you come and join us!...

May 1, 2024

Farms Not Factories - soy free pastured pigs

A while ago we were visited by Farms Not Factories, who wanted to understand more about how we farm our pigs at Redwoods Farm.  With some searching questions during their farm visit, no aspect of our pig's welfare was left unturned, even if our pigs were busy tucking into dinner and turning over the pasture as they filmed!...

March 1, 2024

Seasons at Redwoods Farm - Spring

We're looking forward to welcoming you back to our events in 2024!  We've planned 4 events this year based on the seasons and how that directs life on the farm.  Our first is Spring and we'll be sharing with you the story of regeneration at Uplowman Village Hall....

February 6, 2024

Seasons at Redwoods Farm - 2024 events

Redwoods events are back in full swing for 2024!  We're planning four events, which we're called Seasons at Redwoods Farm and each will have a separate theme.  The first will be held at Uplowman Village Hall with the rest at Redwoods Farm.  Read on to find out more....

January 21, 2024

Christmas Pop-up Shop 2023

Our Christmas Pop-up Shop is back this year, building on the success of last year and our Fresh Friday events this summer.  Offering you local regenerative produce from Redwoods Farm, along with artisan stalls for Christmas gifts and fun for all the family, make sure you don't miss our festive fun!For those of you who have attended our Fresh Fridays this summer, you'll know we've made the most of the lovely sunny weather to show off the beautiful views from the top of the farm.  The co...

December 2, 2023

Festive Ordering

Read our handy guide to ensure you have Redwoods flavour this Christmas, with tasty regenerative produce from our Christmas range and more.  Available by pre-order for collection at our Christmas Pop-up Shop, Farmers Markets & Fayres or local delivery....

October 28, 2023

The Pig Farmer - a short film by Chris Baker

We're always happy to share our farming with anyone, but when you are fortunate to meet someone in a position to tell your story so artistically, well, who are we to say no?  I got chatting with London-based filmmaker and photographer, Chris Baker, who explained his idea for a storytelling project exploring farmers and their relationship with animals and nature, focusing on those using regenerative principles.Chris' sense of responsibility to the subject ensured he was truly representing wh...

October 6, 2023

River pollution & Why farming matters at the Liberal Democrat Conference

I was invited by Sustain to join their panels at a couple of their sessions at the Liberal Democrat conference in Bournemouth last weekend.   Making the case for regenerative farming, working with our environment and nature to feed our nation sustainably, I was encouraged to see that both sessions were standing room only, with an interested and engaged audience....

October 1, 2023

Fresh Friday - 29 September 2023

The last of our Fresh Friday events for this year will be on 29 September, so make sure you don't miss out on the opportunity to join us for local regenerative produce from Redwoods Farm, along with gifts and more from our local artisan stalls....

September 29, 2023

Fresh Friday - 1 September 2023

Not long to go until our next Fresh Friday!  We're looking forward to seeing both new and familiar faces and chatting with you....

August 18, 2023

Why do we shear sheep? Redwoods Farm shearing 2023

A guest blog by Suzie Chapple, following our shearing 2023. As the eldest daughter of Mark & Pauline and sister to Amy, Suzie Chapple has been involved in farming all her life.  Now working as a farm and equine vet in practice in Scotland, Suzie has a very active passion in all things sheep, having worked her way through Uni as a rousey (wool handler) and shearer, along with having a particular interest in sheep health through her veterinary work. As an extension of this passi...

August 16, 2023

Our next Fresh Friday - 4 August 2023

Just a week to go until our next Fresh Friday on Friday, 3 August 2023 from 5pm to 7pm, so come and join us.  We had a great time at our launch at the end of June and didn't let the rain dampen our spirits! (make sure you check out the photos at the end of this blog)...

July 28, 2023

Pasture for Life farm visit - soy free pastured pigs & poultry

Whilst we love talking to our customers and sharing our Redwoods Farm story, we are also committed to sharing knowledge within the industry with other farmers.  It is only by talking with and listening to others that we expand our knowledge, which helps us constantly evolve what we do.   Following on from speaking in Westminster for the launch of the Soy No More report (read our blog on it here), we are hosting Pasture for Life & Landworker's Alliance with an industry farm vis...

July 22, 2023

Fresh Friday launch - 30 June 2023

Our new Fresh Friday will launch on Friday 30 June 2023 with a bit of a splash as we have a few extra treats planned for our first one!  Building on the success of our Christmas pop up shop back in December, Fresh Friday will be your chance to purchase your soy free pasture raised produce direct from your local farm....

June 26, 2023

Soy No More report launch at the Houses of Parliament

We were invited by Pasture For Life Association and Landworker’s Alliance to be part of the Soy No More report launch event in Westminster yesterday.  This involved me (Amy) travelling up to London and visiting the Houses of Parliament to present in the Jubilee Room, to share our Redwoods Farm story of Soy Free farming....

June 20, 2023

Talking Soy Free on Farmarama Radio

As a follow-up to featuring in the Wicked Leeks 'What's the problem with animal feed' film (see our blog), our interviews with Nina Pullman have also featured in two episodes of Farmarama Radio!...

May 10, 2023

Wicked Leeks film on Soy Free at Redwoods Farm

We were approached by Wicked Leeks Magazine to be part of a film they were making to raise awareness of the issues surrounding the use of soy in animal feed.  Presenter Nina Pullman and her team came to film in 2022 and the film has now been released....

February 6, 2023

The results are in!

Our sheep are back home from their winter holidays on our local arable and dairy farms and it’s time for pregnancy scanning! And now, the results are in…...

February 27, 2022

New arrivals

A few weeks ago we welcomed some 8 week old Gloucestershire Old Spot cross Oxford Sandy and Black piglets to the farm.  All of these 12 piglets are from the same litter....

December 6, 2020

The start of the shepherd's year

Putting the rams in with the ewes signals the start of a new season, when ewes start to carry the next generation. Everything for the shepherd relies on getting this right; this is where the future of the flock begins. It brings lambing one huge step closer! Pictured above are a few of our rams relaxing earlier in the year after we finished last lambing....

November 9, 2020

Why bring our cattle inside for winter?

Our cattle are a vital part of the regenerative farming methods we use here at Redwoods Farm.   Whilst we try to keep them out on the pasture for as long as possible, part of the annual cycle currently includes bringing them in for a few months over winter.  Read on to understand why....

October 30, 2020

Natural daylight & a hen's body clock

I always enjoy my early morning walks with Izzy to let the hens out onto their fresh pasture in the dawn of a new day.  It makes me think about how we manage our hens is aligned with their body clocks, with natural daylight affecting their behaviour.  ...

October 12, 2020

We are live!

I’m really excited to be able to say our new website is live and thank you for visiting!  It is the culmination of a lot of work over the past few years towards being able to offer our quality produce to a wider local audience.  It is also an opportunity to share our journey as we develop our farming using regenerative agriculture methods and I hope you will enjoy seeing the animals as they grow and develop to produce the eggs and meat that we sell. Through our blog, I hope you’ll ...

September 22, 2020

A warm welcome to Redwoods Farm

Redwoods Farm is located in Mid Devon, close to the Somerset border and for a lowland farm, sits quite high at up to 850 feet above sea level.  It came into the family in 2007 when it was purchased by my parents, Mark & Pauline Chapple.  Here I’ll explain how they moved from contemporary, more intensive farming to regenerative agriculture methods....

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