Andy & Karin Shaw welcome you to Dragon Willows Farm
Dragon Willows Farm is situated beneath Glastonbury Tor, on the Somerset moorlands. Our farm is a smallholding and much more, it's a complete way of life. The farm consists of 8 acres made up of meadows, vegetable/fruit beds, farm buildings and a small family home. We have created an eco, animal, and food friendly, self-sustaining smallholding selling a range of local fresh foods.
Our purpose is to provide ourselves with as much of our own food as we can and sell the rest, either fresh or in the form of home made products, directly from farm and at local farmers markets.
We aim to achieve this by wasting nothing, and ensuring that our produce is grown using traditional, natural methods, and while the major proportion of our livestock is being raised for meat, we do ensure that they have a happy and fulfilled existence.
We raise 4-5 pigs to provide us with fresh pork, and we cure our ham and bacon and make our own sausages and pate all using only traditional method and our special Dragon Willows recipes. We intend to live by the old adage that, 'the only thing you can't use from a pig is the oink'.
We have a Dexter house cow called Rosa, The breed is the naturally smallest cattle in Europe. Rosa provides us with our daily 'pinta' and excess so we can produce our own butter, cheese, yoghurt, and clotted cream and even ice cream!
In addition, the calves she produces are reared and grown on for our own beef but with their mum- NOT taken away and bottle-fed.
Chickens & Geese
The chickens, and geese are free range and free to wander all over the farm. They provide us with eggs and meat through the year.
Visit our fresh farm foods section for a selection of fine traditionally produced products.
We believe that if we work with nature and our environment, nature and the environment will work for us.
That's not to say that nature doesn't have a nasty streak which unleashes flood, drought and snow at the most inconvenient times, but because we are small and farm traditionally, we have the ability, to adapt to most things.
The principle we have put into practice is that, as far as is possible, we take nothing out that we can't put back. For further information please view our environmental practises & principles.