Jen and Andy’s Farm
|Name of Farmer||Jen and Andy|
|Size of flock||6000|
|Breed||Romney & Shetland|
|Heritage of the farm||In 1997, Andy found Fernhill abandoned on the hill|
Andy Wear and Jen Hunter manage a sustainable and eco-conscious farm on the Mendip Hills in Somerset. Their holistic approach to farming incorporates livestock and visitors throughout the year. The 160-acre site includes grasslands, woodland, an orchard, and a kitchen garden, and is home to 6000 ewes, 40 cattle, and woodland pigs. The farm’s standout feature is their wool, made from the fleeces of their Romney and Shetland sheep. Andy and Jen take pride in their wool products, which are highly sought-after by local knitters and weavers for their quality. With complete transparency and traceability, the farm sells its produce commercially to specialist and local market outlets. As first-generation farmers, Andy and Jen have established a thriving farm that is a beacon of sustainability and environmental consciousness in the heart of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.