The following pages let you know about our Farm and what we do here. There is also information about where you can buy our produce and how to contact us.
We moved to Herefordshire in 1999 and set about realising a lifetime's ambition to produce food in a natural, nutritious and environmentally sustainable way. The result is Butford Organics, a family-owned organic smallholding specialising in cider, perry and preserves.
We are licensed by the Soil Association as both organic producers and processors. We actively support all endeavours to promote fresh local food.
We don't use artificial fertilizers, chemical pesticides or unnecessary antibiotics on our holding.
We do endeavour to minimise our carbon footprint - we have our own sustainable wood supply for all our heating and hot water needs and generate most of our electricity with solar panels.
We do minimise food miles.
We do grow our fruit allowing natural predators to keep the trees healthy and bees to pollinate the blossom.
We do raise our livestock as naturally as possible and supplement only with organic feed.
We doenjoy our lifestyle and the resulting produce - we hope you do too.
To get a flavour of what we do and what our cider making courses are like please view our video on YouTube. Just use this link here
We welcome you to our website. We hope you find it interesting and informative.
Janet and Martin Harris
Breaking News - August 2015 Update
Go to Our Orchards page to read our current assessment of this year's harvest. The perry pear crop is again looking good along with our orchard here at the Farm. The other cider orchard is more variable.
We have had success in each competition we have entered this year - our draught medium cider was awarded 2nd in the Big Apple Cider & Perry Trials, we again won the champion sparkling perry section at the International Cider Competition held at The Hereford Cider Museum with our Aurora and our Nimbus came 2nd in the organic category at the Royal Bath & West Show.
The dates for our cider making courses this autumn have now been confirmed. Please go to the Cider Making Courses page for all the details.
We have completed the planting of a small wood which we hope will provide us with fuel for our log boiler in the years to come.