New Park Farm Meats are situated on the edge of Exmoor at East Anstey. The farm is run David and Sara Small and their 3 young children. Their main enterprise is producing free range eggs on contract for Noble Foods, as well as selling some privately too.
What is your product?:
We are a small family farm producing fresh free range eggs, pedigree Dexter beef, pedigree Oxford sandy and black pork, and traditional breeds of lamb and mutton. We also produce traditionally reared turkeys and geese for Christmas.
Why did you start your own food/drink product?:
We have always farmed and enjoyed our own meat. We wanted to sell our products as meat instead of just selling finished stock to let others enjoy it too.
What is a typical day like for you?:
We are a busy family farm. Every day involves lots of work with the animals and preparing and packing/ delivering our products.
What has been your biggest challenge with regards to your business?:
Running a farm with 3 small children!
What aspect do you enjoy most about your business?
Being able to eat the best produce and share it with others
Is there anything you would do differently if you started over again?
Start selling meat sooner.
Do you have any advice for people wanting to start their own food or drink business?
Do what you enjoy, it will show in your products
What are your plans for the future?
Expand the meat side of our business, especially the beef side of the business.