We have been growing fruit at High House Farm since 1958. We care about our land and have always done our best to look after the environment.
As part of DEFRA’s Countryside Stewardship Scheme (CSS) we have created:
Between the orchards are long-established shelter belts of native trees which provide cover and nesting sites for a wide variety of birds and insects, as well as wind protection for the fruit.
CSS and HLS plantings established with advice from Suffolk FWAG
Artwork funded by the Farming in Protected Landscapes programme, delivered locally by the Coasts and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Our 12 ha of grazing marshes (not shown on the map) are farmed under DEFRA’s Higher Level Stewardship Scheme (HLS). These provide over-wintering and breeding areas for wetland birds such as lapwing and common snipe.
We have been awarded Silver Level accreditation by the Suffolk Carbon Charter for the progress we have made in reducing our carbon emissions. Also, we have been shown to absorb more carbon than we produce, making us ‘carbon positive’.