Jody Scheckter started his organic farm in Hampshire to produce the best-tasting, healthiest food without compromise for himself and his family. However, when he realised as a smallholder that it meant eating beef continuously for eight weeks whenever a cow was slaughtered he decided to make the same food available to the public.
Jody explains “We want to sell our food regionally and “from the field to the fork”.
The farm’s aim is to become self-sustaining and self-sufficient, producing the:
“Best-tasting, healthiest food, without compromise”
“Everything we do stems from that. To achieve this we are creating the most ideal, natural, healthy environment that will enable our animals and crops to thrive. We follow nature strictly, but use the latest and best scientific research, techniques and equipment.”
“To achieve a natural, healthy environment, biodiversity as well as slow-growing animals and plants are vital factors. This begins with the soil – soil is 90% of farming – there are more living organisms in a handful of good soil than people on earth! By enhancing the healthy bacteria and fungi in our soils, this aids plants to absorb the nutrients effectively and that is what gets the nutrients from the soil to the plant.”
Laverstoke Park Farm has been home to CarFest or over 10 years, the fun filled festival is full of mayhem, music, motor cars and much much more. A wonderful weekend for all the family, helping to raise money for BBC Children in Need and UK Children’s Charities.
Find out more at the CarFest website!