How We Farm Every week Green Orchid Farm delivers a lot of orders of sustainably produced food to homes around Lagos. In order to do this it takes a team of talented and likeminded people to ensure that we provide our customers with the very best experience possible. At Green Orchid Farm we are all friendly, passionate, thinkers and doers, who believe in our mission of producing sustainable and regenerative food, drinks, homeware and more. We are a forward-thinking, growing company with strong ethics and values at our core.We believe in teamwork, for us success isn't just whats on a balance sheet, its about being proud of the work you are doing and being part of positive change.
Green Orchid Farm is a 50-acre, permanent pasture, family farm, located in Devon. It lies in an area of rolling hills and nutrient-rich red Devon soil. Our fields are small and the 400-year-old hedgerows surrounding them are 2 or 3 metres wide. They are priceless reservoirs of biodiversity and natural corridors for wildlife.
Working in harmony with nature
Like generations of families before us, at Green Orchid Farm we believe in working in harmony with the natural landscape around us. That is what the French call “terroir”. For us, it is the fundamental definition of the Green Orchid Farm ethos. We passionately believe in the “common sense” of traditional, sustainable values which have been handed down through generations of farms.
Championing traditional and sustainable farming
Our valley has a rich heritage of small mixed family farms, some growing crops as well as grass, and many of them with a cider orchard that used to supply the Whiteways cider press at the end of the road.
As we walk up the farm we have a breathtaking view of rolling hills and a tapestry of vibrant greens of grass and crops traditionally grown in our valley such as swedes and potatoes, punctuated by ploughed fields of ruby red soil. The pasture under our feet is a perfect illustration of the timeless values of the traditional systems. The old-fashioned grasses and herbs are deep-rooted, drawing nutrients from the Devon soil, with red and white clovers naturally drawing nitrogen from the air to fertilise the plants around them. It gives our animals the perfect “5-a-day” nourishment with no need for health supplements.
Today the Green Orchid Farm family embraces 25 family farms, all helping us to produce healthy food that tastes good. And you, our customers, in buying from Green Orchid Farm, are helping us to sustain those traditional values as part of a vibrant and sustainable rural community.