Acorn Dairy is one of the best known of our ethical free range producers. They provide door stop deliveries across many areas of Northern England from Tyneside to central Yorkshire. We stock their free range milk in several sizes, milk which comes from cows grazing the Yorkshire and Northumbrian Dales.
The team at Acorn are multi award winning. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II bestowed the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development on us back in 2021. And it all starts with having happy, healthy cows – and central to all of that is a good, organic diet.
It’s not just grass, as you may think –their cows feast on clovers, chickory, timothy, plantain and x6 different rye grasses. In winter they also receive a supplement of Apple cider vinegar which is full of antioxidants and British seaweed! The latter may seem unusual, but it’s a science-backed diet as it boosts both zinc and iodine levels.
Find out more about how Acorn Dairy farms in harmony with the natural environment here.
Roots Farm Shop Quality
At Roots Farm Shop we are passionate about food, farming and the community.
Our producers are selected for the quality of their produce and their eco approach to farming and food production. We are proud to stock produce from these local, independent companies who work with the environment when producing delicious food and drink.
We aim to connect the wider community, our customers, who want to shop in a more sustainable way.
In recent years, there has been a growing movement towards more ethical food production methods, driven by concerns about the sustainability of our current food system and the implications of the way we produce our food. This is one of the fundamental principles of everything we do at Roots as we ourselves at Home Farm, work towards regenerative farming with our herd of grass fed beef cows. Read more about this here.