Susan's Farm is an organic farm certified by the Soil Association. Our Lamb and Beef is also Pasture for Life Accredited (PFLA).


Our founder, Susan Aglionby, was quoted on BBC's Countryfile in July 2016 as saying:  "Healthy soil produces healthy plants that produce healthy food and so healthy children."


This is the ethic that drives our passion to farm and share that knowledge and experience with others.


The farm comprises two main blocks of land, The Croft at Houghton and land at Wallacefield, Armathwaite. The total area of land grazed and farmed extends to approximately 70 ha or 150 acres.


We farm Longhorn Cattle, North of England Mule Sheep, Geese and Hens. Normally we have about 33 head of cattle, 35 ewes, 60 lambs, 20 geese and 25 hens (for eggs). We sell beef and lamb year round, eggs to locals in Houghton and our organic geese are immensely popular at Christmas time. We also have about half an acre of a productive fruit and vegetable garden at Houghton and sell surplus from that alongside our homemade jellies and jams. Some of our preserves are made by our care farmers, Farmers Five, who have developed their business with our support.


The farm is mostly grass but we also grow a five hectares of herbal leys, and we have about 10 acres of woodland, some of which is SSSI along the River Eden. We are working on enhancing carbon storage in our pastures through improving our grazing management.

Farming with the soil to produce healthy food