Chris and Hollie started Beech Ridge Farm in November 2009. Their slow grown chickens, ducks and geese are reared naturally in small groups, fed on a simple grain diet free from artificial additives and routine antibiotics. The birds enjoy complete free range access to the fields in the foothills of the Blackdown Hills, and are free to roam from dawn to dusk. Slower growth rates and plenty of natural exercise gives the meat real depth of flavour and a wonderful tender texture.
The processing of all of the birds is done on site by Chris, which means they do not have to experience a long journey to a factory and ensuring they lead a stress-free life right to the end, typically for twice as long as supermarket birds. This means consumers experience the highest quality of meat and the birds enjoy the highest welfare standards.