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As well as providing chefs with high quality produce, we put the odd, bizarre, nutritious and delicious into the kitchen.

Here at the Husbandry school we produce extraordinary ingredients to cook with – everything from Calendula Sugars to Peruvian root tubers! We are famous for our Salad bags with herbs and edible flowers – with over 68 different ingredients in each pack with borage, nasturtium, viola and marigold and the vivid magenta leaves of red orache.

We also produce an amazing array of heritage vegetables including Asparagus kale, Inca pea beans, old fashioned purple carrots, climbing courgettes, African horned cucumbers, long forgotten lettuces and a kaleidoscopic array of tomatoes and squashes.

Grains like Amaranth and quinoa grow really well on our land alongside many types of edible leaves and we are always trying out something new. Kailan, a Chinese sprouting broccoli tastes like asparagus, purple sprouting broccoli and kale all rolled into one, with its succulent stems and delicate flowering heads.

Unusual herbs and berries are also a passion of ours and we have such exotic delights as Tangerine and Pineapple sage, Thai basils and Bergamots. Strawberry spinach, with its micro strawberries, Aunt molly’s ground cherry, Golden pearls, Wonder berry and Goji berries are currently being grown for some new edible delights.

We also have our own herds of Boer and Cashmere goats, producing healthy meat as well as fibres for felting and textile making. Pedigree Tamworth pigs, for bacon, pork sausages, gammon and of course some lovely sheep and lambs. Our animals are naturally reared according to Wholesome Food Association principles and practice and chefs, butchers and food lovers all praise our meat for being outstanding in terms of quality and taste.

Specialist herbs, vinegars, preserves, pickles and sugars are all made here too using old recipes handed down from our Mothers and Grandmothers as well as curious recipes discovered on our travels. Everything from rose petal sugar to pickled Nasturtium seeds, greengage jam to garlic oil plus many more tasty and aromatic delicacies are available.

What do we produce?

  • Salad bags with herbs
  • Edible flowers
  • Unusual herbs and berries
  • Vinegars
  • Preserves
  • Pickles
  • Peruvian root tubers
  • Calendula sugars
  • Rose petal sugar
  • Asparagus kale
  • Inca pea beans
  • Old fashioned purple carrots
  • Climbing courgettes
  • African horned cucumbers
  • Lettuces
  • Tomatoes
  • Squashes.
  • Pickled Nasturtium seeds
  • Amaranth grain
  • Quinoa grain
  • Edible leaves
  • Kailan, a Chinese sprouting broccoli.
  • Tangerine and Pineapple sage
  • Thai basils
  • Bergamots
  • Strawberry spinach
  • Aunt molly’s ground cherry
  • Golden pearls
  • Wonder berries
  • Goji berries
  • Greengage jam
  • Garlic oil
  • Organic meat – Tamworth pork, Lamb, Hogget and Boer X breed goat

 

and much, much more!

Get in touch

to chat with us about how we can provide produce for you, your business or event.

Who buys our produce?

We supply a range of local (and not so local) restaurants, hotels, schools and other establishments with a vast array of our produce. Our heritage varieties include many rare and unusual plants.

Amongst others, our clients include:

The Ashburton Cookery School

Based on the edge of Dartmoor, the Ashburton Cookery School offers the UK’s widest range of cookery courses with over 40 to choose from, designed to suit beginners as well as experienced cooks. Working in superbly equipped teaching kitchens, students are taught fundamental cookery techniques by experienced Chef Tutors that can be applied in a professional kitchen or entertaining at home.

"The Ashburton Cookery School is proud to be associated with The Husbandry School who supply high quality, local produce for use in our kitchens, grown to the excellent standards of the Wholesome Food Association."

Dominic O'Nions, MD, Ashburton Cookery School

We are proud to be working together with the Ashburton Cookery School and always look forward to welcoming their students onto The Hill.

Ashburton Cookery School website

Portland Restaurant

"It has been a real pleasure working with products from the Husbandry School at Portland over the last couple of years. The diversity and quality of produce is exceptional - you can truly see and taste the care that goes into growing their produce. The meat is equally outstanding, and meets all our environmental and ethical expectations, and more. Above all, it's a privilege to be able to work with a producer so profoundly committed to sustainable and ecological practices, and pioneers of a new approach to managing our resources, based on traditional farming methods."

Zach Elliott-Crenn, Head chef

“Briefing today tackled the myriad produce we get given by our fabulously green fingered friends at The Husbandry School. We’d go as far as saying you won’t be finding a more bountiful side salad in the country right now.” “First harvest of The Husbandry School’s incredible tomatoes arriving tomorrow at Portland Restaurant, looking at their notes there’s at least 21 different varieties. WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE!”

The Conduit

“The Husbandry School in the house at The Conduit - Still feels like Xmas every time.”
“The Conduit Restaurant works closely with The Husbandry School in Devon, a husband and wife run farm that explores the practice of ecologically sound land management on Dartmoor. They grow vegetables of all shapes and sizes, encouraging restaurants to use the bizarre looking as well as the standard to help reduce food waste in the kitchen; this is a project that Merlin Labron Johnson is extremely passionate about.”
“Incredible Oca de Peru tuber native to South America but grown by The Husbandry School in Devon. Peppery and tart berry vibes. Going very nicely with our new fish dish. Would also be great sliced raw through a salad.”
“Nothing like a Husbandry School delivery to brighten the day. Stunning produce.”

"Working with the Husbandry School is a breath of fresh air. They supply an amazing variety of produce, often ones you can't get anywhere else in the UK. When a delivery arrives I fall back in love with cooking, which is often forgotten in the stress of the job."

Ben Lines - Head Chef, The Restaurant at The Conduit.

Ashburton Deli

“The beautiful salad from The Husbandry School won gold at the Food and Drink Devon awards!” “Our experience has been nothing but excellent. The delicious salad bags with glorious edible flower petals, flower petals to strew on our event cheese boards, ie weddings and dinner parties, succulent heritage tomatoes for our summer salads in the shop – we are thrilled to have found you!”

Sue and Robin Hudson – Ashburton Deli

South Sands Hotel

“An awesome delivery from the guys at the Husbandry School. They do amazing work, we love what they do.”

Alistair Bishop, Executive Chef, South Sands Hotel

Riverford Staff Canteen

"It is such a pleasure to work with the Husbandry School. Jonty and Carol produce some beautiful food. If you want produce that tastes how things were before industrialised farming practices, you won't be disappointed here. And if you get the chance to visit they are a lovely couple on a beautiful farm"

Dino Pavledis – Riverford Staff Canteen