Welcome to our farm
Provost Farm is home to our 350-strong dairy herd and the award-winning Uncommon Pig
Our cows, who enjoy the outdoor life on our 500 acre farm for as much of the year as possible, produce milk for renowned sixth-generation farmhouse cheddar cheesemakers, Barber’s of Ditcheat, and are fed mainly on a forage-based diet. It’s a real field to plate story and we’re proud to complete the circle by now selling Barber’s cheeses on our own website.
Alongside the dairy herd, our award-winning Uncommon Pig Berkshire rare breed, free range pigs are outdoor reared in paddocks with constant access to both their favourite wallow holes and warm straw-bedded pig huts. They produce exceptional meat that has been recognised with Gold Great Taste Awards and recently Best Dorset Food Product. Our pork has even been presented to Her Majesty the Queen! Here we are in a lovely picture captured by Millie Pilkington
All our animals – cows and bulls, pigs and domestic animals (not to mention countless children’s pets!), share our life on the farm. It’s a hectic but happy lifestyle for all of us and we hope you enjoy finding out more about our family farming philosophy.
You can now buy meats reared on our farm at our online farmshop – look out for our rare breed pork, seasonal meats from neighbouring farmer friends and locally-produced farm foods in season. Everything from family pork boxes for the freezer to delicious cheeses, chutneys and treats will be on offer in the months to come.
With small family farms declining, we’re proud that our Dorset farm venture continues to grow.
Luke & Louise Trowbridge
Image by Liz Burt