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Meet the team...



    Farm partner & chief thistler

    Jeremy set the farm off in a nature-friendly direction when he began the conversion to organic in the 1980’s. He continues to be motivated by all things ecological and is never happier than when out in the fields removing docks & thistles from our pastures.



      Farm partner & manager

      James grew up on the farm and is currently the head honcho - although it doesn’t always feel like it when he’s shovelling dung! He is deeply committed to making the farm and estate work for local people and for nature while striving to balance the books.

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        Farm partner & dairy manager

        As the most recent farm partner, Vicky is working hard to connect the farm to more customers in order to help it weather whatever storms may happen in the future. She is one of the two main points of contact for customers emailing the dairy.



          Head stockman

          Robert has worked at North Aston Farms for almost 30 years. A very experienced stockman with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the farm, he looks after the beef herd with James, does the lion’s share of the tractor work and is a great problem-solver of all things broken or troublesome around the farm – of which there are usually no shortage. 



            Sales & marketing manager

            As well as spearheading our transition to regenerative farming, Nick looks after the marketing and sales of our beef and frozen dairy produce. Having been on the farm for four years, he has experience milking cows and managing grazing, driving tractors, and helping with haymaking - but can usually be found in the farm office or at a farmers market these days. Willing to tackle almost any challenge, his super-powers are planning and organisation!



              Having worked at North Aston Dairy for over ten years, Graham is the primary office contact for our dairy customers. He also keeps track of the complicated business of making sure we have enough milk for the customers and enough customers for the milk! He enjoys the variety of his work - from milking and monitoring the wellbeing of the cows to helping write the monthly dairy newsletter and developing ice cream recipes. 



                Hamish is our newest member of staff, and is learning the ropes in our brand new processing room - pasteurising and bottling milk, making yoghurt and ice cream, and developing new products. He also helps Nick with meat packing & deliveries, and is on the markets team, helping sell our 100% pasture-fed beef direct to the local community.



                  Dairy assistant

                  Will has worked part time at North Aston Dairy for six years, milking, processing and delivering. Since beginning work at the dairy, he has become interested in all aspects of farming and has his own small flock of Cotswold sheep at home in Lower Heyford.



                    Dairy assistant

                    Queen of cakes and cleaning, Jo works part-time helping with dairy processing and keeping the team supplied with goodies. She also works at North Aston Organics in the veg box packhouse. However, her biggest passion is pickling and she's in the process of launching her own business!

                    Lead dairy processor

                    Dairy foreman



                      Delivery driver

                       Adam helps us out in the early mornings, delivering our milk and other produce to our customers in Somerton, The Heyfords, Caulcott and Steeple Aston on Tuesdays and Fridays.


                      He is also a much in demand gardener, and helps keep the farmhouse garden bountiful and looking beautiful!



                        Delivery driver

                        Simon is a local lad from a farming background who is our early bird delivery driver in the Astons, Duns Tew and Deddington.


                        He can sometimes be found making a fool of himself on stage with the Duns Tew Drama Group in their latest panto! But he makes up for it in the annual North Aston farm skittles competition and is the reigning champion!



                          Share farmer & contractor

                          Chris is first and foremost our friend and neighbour, running Fenemore Farms, just across the Deddington brook. However, for several years he has also been looking after the sheep flock in a share farming arrangement, as well as doing the majority of our arable farming as a contractor. 



                            Bryan was our longest-serving farm worker, having spent the past 50+ years here. Never happier than in the seat of a tractor, he remained unconvinced by organic farming and if he had had his way would have ripped out all the hedgerows, ploughed up all the grassland and sprayed the whole farm with glyphosate. We kept him occupied with mowing, bale carting, and other odd jobs - up until his final days. Rest in peace - you will be much missed.



                              Hedge layer

                              Our retired stockman and shepherd, Bill still contributes to the farm every year, by laying another few hundreds yards of hedge. And what a beautiful job he does!


                              We are currently on the lookout for a young apprentice to work with him learning this valuable but endangered

                              traditional rural craft.

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                              Pip, Monty and Luigi

                                Farm security

                                Our helpful hounds do their best to keep on top of the pheasant and rabbit population (with varying results) and alert us about  uninvited visitors, while our cat Luigi provides crucial pest control in the farmyard.


                                They also make fabulous companions to cuddle with on the sofa after a long hard day.

                                Tractor driver

                                If you would like to help us out, a good place to start is by joining the North Aston Thistling Society, our growing band of volunteers who help us with hand-weeding, fencing, and other fun jobs! 

                                Get in touch for details and the chance for a hard day's work in the fields and slap-up lunch!

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