We are the Crickmore family from Fen Farm in Suffolk
We had always been just a normal dairy farm, selling normal milk to normal supermarkets. Then, on a rainy August day in 2011, we met a hen farmer who changed our lives. It was nothing extraordinary, he was just selling his eggs by his gate. We thought, why don’t dairy farmers sell their milk this way?
Within a month, our cow-print shed was installed and our first 30 bottles of raw cow’s milk went on sale. A jam jar honesty box with a stone on top. Those 30 bottles sold out within the hour, the final customer guzzling the whole bottle on the spot and requesting a refill. We learnt that people came back to the shed because of the high quality of our milk and the experience of having a personal connection to the farm.