Stream Farm have once again kindly hosted the staff at Season+Taste at their beautiful valley farm in Somerset; but this time we joined in on their Open Day where the farm came to life with hundreds of visitors. Staff took along their families and friends for a fun day of animal petting, tractor riding, produce tasting and interesting chats with the farmers.
The thing we love about Stream Farm is how it all began, and how it still follows the same ethos today. Farm owners Henrietta & James moved from London to this farm with the aim of making a difference to the countryside & local farmers livelyhood- so they opened their farm up as a collective and allow different farmers to use the land for cattle, hens, fish, apples, bees, sprint water… the list could go on. Each farmer helps one another in their days but each has their own niche – one family that particularly impressed us was the shepherding family, as their young daughter a shepherdess in training was such a natural around the lambs, even picking them up for us to greet.
The farm also had a pregnant pig ready to burst, but thankfully not on the day of the Open Day or that would have meant all hands of deck for all the farmers.
The farm was so peaceful, it was hard for us to want to leave, but we didn’t leave empty handed. Everyone purchased some fish, meat or juice for home, after seeing how organic everything was, there is no better way than to see exactly where you buy your produce from. Bravas can’t wait to put lamb back on the menu & our newest restaurant Gambas I’m sure is eager for some fresh fish for the menu too!