St Helen’s Farm

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St Helen’s Farm was founded in 1986 on a smallholding near Barmby on the Marsh in East Yorkshire. It was located next to a church called St Helen’s, from which the name of the farm was chosen.

The business was created when the farm owners Angus and Kathleen discovered that goat’s milk was of great appeal to people who could not tolerate cow’s milk. In those days, goat’s milk could only be bought from individual farms and supermarkets only concentrated on cow’s milk products.

The farm began by milking 500 goats and soon started supplying customers such as Waitrose and Hillards with, initially, a blend of sheep and goat’s milk yogurts.

The farm then moved to a new site at Seaton Ross in the Vale of York in the early 1990’s. The extra land was needed to grow crops to feed the goats and to expand the herd.

A modern dairy was also built, which enabled St Helen’s Farm to pack fresh goat’s milk into cartons and make other products such as cheese, butter and yogurts.

Today, the dairy supplies fresh goat’s milk products to supermarkets across the country on a daily basis. The consumer liking for goat’s milk products has increased demand for milk and a number of other family goat dairy farms in the Midlands and Yorkshire now also supply us with fresh British goat’s milk to meet rising demand.

The farm and dairy are back in the hands of the original owners Angus and Kathleen, and we continue to focus on exceptional animal welfare and attention to quality to produce an outstanding product that continues to be enjoyed by increasing numbers of customers each year.