A South Cumbrian family dairy farm is a finalist in the Soil Association’s 2021 Best of Organic Market (BOOM) Awards.
Low Sizergh Farm near Kendal is one of three finalists in a new category, best of organic farms over 10 hectares. The two other farms are in Oxfordshire and Somerset.
The Park family has farmed with nature at Low Sizergh for the last 40 years and its high-quality organic milk is sold directly from the farm and made into cheese and ice-cream.
Today, the 400-acre farm is in the hands of Marjorie and John Park’s son Richard and his wife Judith and their son Matthew. And Richard’s sister Alison looks after the farm shop and café.
A delighted Alison Park, says it’s incredible to do so well in a national award, adding:
“It’s heartening to see so many Cumbrian farmers making national headlines for being innovative and leading the way in new approaches to farming that tackle many of the issues facing society. We farm organically because it’s good for nature, the climate and people. Our aim is to produce milk from high-quality, home-grown forage as far as possible. And to make a sustainable living by offering customers good, wholesome food through identifiable local supply chains in our farm shop and café.
We also offer camping, encourage people to explore the farm with a farm trail and host mental health charity Growing Well, which provides 100 bag crop share plus supplies for the farm shop and café.”
The Soil Association says its expert panels of judges were blown away by the range and quality of organic food and drink products and the dedication and innovation highlighted across the sector.
The winners will be announced at the BOOM Awards Ceremony in London on Thursday 8th July.
Find out more about our organic farm in the South Lakes.