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About Sharpham Park

For well over 1000 years, Sharpham Park has had a rich agricultural heritage, sustaining Abbots, Kings and Noblemen. Now it's the family home of Roger and his wife Monty.  Sharpham Park is an organic spelt farm near Glastonbury in Somerset. 

The farm specialises in growing and milling spelt, a nutritious and healthy ancient grain, and rears rare breed White Park cattle, red deer and Hebridean and Manx Loughtan sheep.

Sharpham Park, the food brand, began in 2005 when Roger Saul, founder of the fashion label Mulberry, moved from the world of fashion into food. Spelt became his `hero' product and the farm now produces a range of delicious products which are traceable from field to fork.



Sharpham Park dates back to the Bronze Age

Sharpham Park is a 300 acre historic park close to Glastonbury in Somerset, dating back to the Bronze Age. The first known reference to Sharpham Park is a grant by King Edwig to the Thegn (Minister) Aethelwold in 957. In 1191 the park was given to the Abbots of Glastonbury by King John I who remained in possession of it until the dissolution of the monasteries in 1539.

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Five reasons to choose organic

Organic is great for your well-being and the environment, is kind to animals and wildlife and allows us make a big difference - simply through the way we shop


Your well-being

Hydrogenated fats and controversial additives including aspartame, tartrazine, MSG are banned under organic standards.


The environment

Organic farming produces less greenhouse gas and by choosing organic, local food you can significantly reduce your carbon footprint.


Animal welfare

Organic standards insist that animals are not routinely given antibiotics. They are reared outdoors and are free range.

Protecting wildlife

Wildlife is 50% more abundant on organic farms and organic farms support, on average, a third more species including more rare species. 

GM-free

More than a million tonnes of GM crops are imported each year to feed non-organic livestock which we consume indirectly in  the form of pork, bacon, and dairy products.

Why and how we farm

Roger Saul was first alerted to the benefits of spelt by his sister Rosemary who was suffering from cancer. Rosemary's doctor had advised her to try this grain as a gentle and nourishing alternative to wheat. It was virtually unheard of at the time in the UK, so Roger chose to grow spelt as one of the first experimental crops at Sharpham Park home.


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Organic Spelt and Sharpham Park

Sharpham Park has its own dedicated organic spelt mill, opened in June 2007 by Her Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex. It has been certified by the Organic Farmers and Growers organisation. The  miller stone grinds the grain to make flour in the traditional way. This method protects the grain's natural germ oils so it tastes better in comparison with flour that has been produced by the the modern method of steel roller milling which grinds the grain several times.
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