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Devon Association of Smallholders


  • The list of all smallholders associations in the UK is here.
  • Members links have moved here.
  • Training links are here.

If you are a non-member, you may be included in this section. We ask that you have a reciprocal link to us. Please email your web address and the web address of the page with the link to us to info@devonsmallholders.co.uk.

Agricultural Merchants

Cornwall Farmers
Also includes CountryWest, J. Cole and South Devon Farmers

D & I Bridgman & Son

Farming Records
Farming Records sell books (Animal Movement, Medicine, etc.) directly to farmers and smallholders.

Mole Avon

Mole Valley Farmers

The Traditional Pig Ark Company

Tuckers Seeds
Special discounts for DASH members. See advert in Update Magazine for details

Useful Links

Aries Ram Pumps
email: aries.ram.pumps@hotmail.co.uk
Ram Pumps are not powered by electricity. Instead they use the energy in flowing water

Blackmore Vale Butchery
Phone: 01747 838881
email: bmvbutchery@aol.com

Combe Martin Meats Ltd
Phone: 01271 882277

Slaughterhouse and butchery in North Devon for small holders. Cattle sheep pigs and goats, can vacuum pack aswell.

Combe Martin
North Devon
EX34 0NS

Dexter Cattle

Eco-Lots is a free service designed to help the rural economy by assisting with the environmentally sensitive and sustainable management of land, trees and wildlife in the UK. It seeks to do this by providing free online advertising for sales, wants and events covering a wide range of rural products and services.

Ecological Land Co-operative
Ecological Land Co-operative aims to provide truly affordable opportunities for land-based businesses in the UK. They support rural regeneration by developing affordable sites for farming, forestry and other rural enterprises which are viable and ecologically beneficial.

First Pasture Bookshop
Farming, smallholding and self-sufficiency books

Food and Drink Devon - Love The Flavour

Food Innovation Service
Phone: 01579 372307
email: helen.osborn@foodinnovation.co.uk
The Food Innovation Service has been set up to provide assistance to small medium food processors and manufacturers and agri-food diversified enterprises throughout Cornwall and the South West of England.

Freeman and Harding Limited
Glass jars and food packaging

Healthy Livestock
The Healthy Livestock project is focused on controlling the incidence of mastitis, lameness, BVD, Johne's disease and respiratory diseases in cattle and lameness, nutrition, breeding and parasite control in sheep, by providing up to 70% funding towards vet and adviser consultations, diagnostic tests, farmer discussion groups and a programme of training events.

Home Grown - Community Owned (HogCO)
Phone: 01392 248919
email: info@hogco-devonrcc.org.uk
Home Grown - Community Owned (HogCO) is a 5 year programme working with rural communities across Devon to support local food projects. We help groups to join together to develop skills and seek opportunities to grow their own food.

Hounds Off

Hounds Off is a free online resource designed to protect your property and pets from hunt trespass. Their useful links gives a list of other sites that protect wildlife from criminals in the countryside.

Isca Barum Insurance Brokers Ltd
Phone: 01392 363 111
email: info@iscabarum.co.uk

Linking people who want to grow their own food to space where they can grow it.

Oakley Garden and Estate Machinery

Oakley Machinery Ltd. in Frome Somerset are the importer for a range of small holding machines from the Czech Republic called VARI. VARI have manufactured smallholding machines since 1969. They manufacture a mini-tractor multifunction tool with a range of attachments and applications.

Sheepdrove Organic Farm

South West Healthy Livestock Initiative Knowledge Exchange
The SWHLI Knowledge Exchange provides knowledge support to all of the RDPE-funded SWHLI projects operating across the region as well as communicating the outcomes to the farming community.

SWARM Hub South West

The Accidental Smallholder

Tom Morrow's
Phone: 01803 762797
email: becky@tommorrows.co.uk
Food processing space, suitable for packing, processing and basic cooking in Torbay. Utensils, pots, refrigeration, a pasteuriser and storage facilities are available. Daily rate of £25. Charges for short and long term storage would need to be arranged.

One of the best sites for everything of agricultural interest that collects news from many sources and puts the links on the site, often several times a day. (I have often learnt of something on this site before it gets into the mainstream news media - Adrian Hepworth)