Natural & Halal Farming – The Willowbrook Way

Natural & Halal Farming – The Willowbrook Way

Our meat is sourced from Willowbrook Farm in Oxford. To help you get a little bit of insight as to how the Willowbrook family farm we thought we’d share some of their beliefs and principles which shape the way they work. The following text is also present on their website and can be viewed here: http://www.willowbrookorganic.org/node/25   Our principles As a Muslim family we derive our principles for farming from the concepts of halal/halaal and tayib/tayyib (purity and wholesomeness). This means we adopt a holistic approach to all aspects of food production, from the soil to the consumer. We keep our flock of sheep at a naturally sustainable and manageable stocking level, meaning they have plenty of access to their fresh grass and hay. Even in our non-organic produce, we still strive to meet the highest standards: using no chemicals, or hormones on our livestock or on our pasture. Unlike many farmers rearing large numbers of comercial fast growing birds we choose to rear traditional natural breeds of chicken in small mobile poultry units again with permanent access to their pasture. Our principles are informed by the desire to farm naturally, organically and sustainably: To treat livestock ethically, meeting their physiological and behavioural needs To maintain the long term fertility and biological activity of soils To foster biodiversity and protect sensitive habitats and landscape features To maximise use of renewable sources and recycling To minimise pollution and waste To develop ecologically responsible production, processing and distribution chains, emphasising local systems What is Halal? Halal literally means ‘acceptable’ or ‘sanctified’. But the concept of halal food goes further than the literal meaning and is used in the Quran in...
Bee Mercy

Bee Mercy

Really excited to announce that we’re exploring stocking their amazing honey for you guys! Check out their promo video below.     More info on the range of honeys they supply can be found on their website. We’d love to know if you have any questions for them as we want to make sure you’re fully informed about the honey before you place orders for their luscious nectar, so we’re collecting your questions for a future blog post and update. Add your questions in the comments below, on our Facebook wall, in our Facebook group or send us an email. Thank...
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