Somerset farmers Nick and Claire Bragg have made Frogmary Green Farm a fantastic positive environmental attraction for the public and their customers – as well as a vast diversity of wildlife, flora and fauna. In the past year the award winning LEAF demonstration farm has welcomed supermarket buyers, Government Ministers, NFU and Environment Agency advisors, schools, community groups and hordes of general public.
“We believe that a huge part of our job as farmers is to help people understand where their food comes from and to break down some of the barriers that exist between producers and consumers,” says Claire.
As part of their mission to demonstrate that productive intensive farming and ecology can coexist, Nick and Claire have planted some four km of new hedge, along with over 1400 trees. Around 15 hectares of the farm is dedicated to margins, ponds and wildflower strips.
Frogmary Green Farm has been a major supplier of supermarket pre-pack potatoes and now produces around half a million broiler chickens a year for multiple retailers.