About Broom Mill Farm; Shop, Tea Room, Bakery & Deli
Hot off the press!
Broom Mill Farm have been announced runners-up in the 2019 YAS TYE Trophy. The judges were very impressed with our farm, the conservation we have already undertook, along with plans for the future. Chief Executive, Nigel Pulling, said, “The aim of the Trophy is to promote conservation with a commercial farming environment your farm is an excellent example.”
The awards took place on 10th July 2019 by Tom Ramsden, President of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society.
In 1989 Matthew and Tracy Betney moved to Broom Mill Farm with the intention of developing the farm - and didn't they do that! Since then they have built a Farm Shop, Tearoom, Bakery, developed their own range of delicious deli goods, and all the while maintaining the Broom Mill Farm ethos of providing customers with traditionally prepared cuts of meat and meat products, second to none in taste and quality.
All of the farm produce has full traceability - this means that on the farm Matthew and Tracy grow and produce their own feed, aswell as breeding and rearing their own animals. Therefore Broom Mill Farm can proudly inform all customers that they have complete confidence in the welfare, nutrition and quality of their stock. As the Betneys grow their own corn, mix their own animal feeds and only they look after their animals they are in the very unique position of being able to tell the WHOLE story of their products - from start to finish with no artificial additions.
Here at Broom Mill Farm, West Auckland, we are passionate about food and ensuring our farmland is productive and bursting with wildlife. We champion environmentally friendly farming and transparency in food supplies to allow people to make informed food choices. All the beef in our farm shop and café comes from our own cattle reared on the farm.
Our calves are sourced from a local Soil Association Organic Certified Farm using Shorthorn, Belgian Blue, Ayrshire breeds.
Broom Mill Farm is not only a working farm but also Farm Shop, Tea Room, Delicatessen and Bakery located at the foot of the overlooking and magnificent tree-lined Bildershaw escarpment and in the heart of beautiful Northumbria's Durham countryside in Lower Teesdale, near West Auckland and Bishop Auckland in Weardale and Wear Valley.
As the name suggests, there was a mill at the farm some centuries ago in 1691 in the days of water-power. In fact, the old mill house is still attached to the farmhouse and is now part of the Farm Shop.
Visit Broom Mill and you can see;
- True Farm Shop - we only sell our own fresh meat products, deli counter goodies and bread, alongside a small selection of local producers goods
- Country Kitchen Style Tearoom
- Mill Duck Pond & Sluice Gate - ask at the counter for bread to feed the ducks
- Cattle, Cavlves, Pigs and Piglets - have a look in the shed windows to see who is there today
- Grassed play area for children to play freely
- Open Views of the beautiful countryside