Farming on Somerleyton Estate
Somerleyton Farms owns 2000 acres of land under production; a further 1400 is managed as grassland, woodland or water and 900 acres is let to three tenant farmers who have lived in Somerleyton for several generations and play an invaluable role in the estate’s management. Somerleyton Farms primarily grow cereals and oilseeds, potatoes for Greenvale AP, sugar beet, peas and beans. The commercial production works alongside an extensive environmental stewardship scheme, which places the environment at the core of the farming activities across the Estate. In addition, we are slowly increasing and specialising in livestock production and kitchen gardening as well as forming links with local small producers with a view to creating an estate branded food business over the next few years.
Currently we have 95 Norfolk Horn and 40 Black Welsh Mountain sheep as well as 45 Welsh Black Cows, the progeny of which provide high quality meat for our two pubs. Towards the end of the year we hope to pilot a food-box scheme to our woodland lodge holidaymakers together with other locally sourced supplies.
We currently offer a boxed lamb scheme, which offers the chance to purchase our top quality Norfolk Horn lamb direct from the Estate. For more information or to place an order please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking forward to inviting the public onto the Estate for our first Open Farm Sunday in June this year. Details to follow soon.