When we started farming the aim was simple – to produce ‘a bird with taste’ and offer something rather special. We are excited to have achieved this!
Herb Fed was founded by Edward Wilkinson, chartered surveyor turned farmer! Edward left London in the credit crunch and with farming in his blood, returned to Yorkshire to develop his own business.
He wanted to produce poultry of quality, but with a special difference that set it apart from others. He could also see the shift from mass produced supermarket meat, to a call for provenance and traceability.
We recognise the part husbandry plays in ensuring great tasting produce and the importance of knowing where your food has come from.
Our poultry is traditionally farmed, hand-fed and kept in small flocks so that they are truly free to forage for food and roam their Yorkshire pasture.
Our birds have something else rather special about them – their unique diet which includes over 10 varieties of fresh herbs.
On top of their natural cereal based feed, free from additives and growth promoters, we have adapted our bird’s diet to introduce fresh herbs. The herbs are a by-product produced locally, by Edwards Aunt’s herb company – Herbs Unlimited.
We are proud to be the only producers in the country feeding our poultry on this diet. By maintaining the highest possible animal welfare standards and enhancing their diet with fresh herbs, our birds have a flavour that is difficult to beat.