What does Soil Association Organic Standard mean
Soil Association Standards set strict benchmarks for organic food production, packaging, animal welfare, residues and additives in order to reassure the buying public over the quality of products labelled organic.
Its standards often go beyond the ‘baseline’ legal requirements for organic farming in the EU, particularly for animal welfare and use of pesticides and fertilizers. It is the best guarantee of high animal welfare standards in the UK and Woodpecker farm is built around the premise that the happier animals are, and the more naturally they can live, the better the eggs and meat will taste!
Organic farming recognises the direct connection between our health and how the food we eat is produced. Artificial fertilisers are banned and farmers develop fertile soil by rotating crops and using compost and manure. Dick has even been known to enjoy a good session of muck spreading on Christmas day!!!
Organic animals enjoy the very highest welfare standards – they are truly free range and have plenty of space and access to fields.
Woodpecker farm is a haven for other wildlife as well as the residents.