Newbie videos and stories
Here you can find videos and stories of new entrants made by the Newbie project. All video’s give information on the specific farm, the motivation of the new entrants to start a new farm, how they realized it, what kind of hurdles they experienced, what kind of support they got and finally some tips based on their experiences.
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Doetie Trinks is a small scale goat farmer (75 goats) and makes her own cheese
Eytemaheert, circular agriculture
Eytemaheert focusses on regenarative agriculture. They milk 70 cows on 60 ha grassland, 60 ha grassland with nature restrictions and 60 ha nature. All feed for the cows come from this area, they do not import feed , they have a closed farming system
Tombreck Farm: Cooperative Farming
Tombreck cooperative farm
Balbirnie Home Farms – Integrating livestock and crops
Johnnie Balfour of Balbirnie Home Farms (Fife, Scotland) tells us about his approach to integrating livestock and crops, as a way of improving the biodiversity and environmental quality on his farm.
Taybank Growers Cooperative, Perthshire, Scotland – “Farming Together”
Land accessibility can be a daunting challenge for new farmers. The Taybank Growers Cooperative overcomes this through community-living, sharing resources, and learning together.
Microgreens by young farmer Tom
Young farmer Tom started his own microgreens farm: Pachagreens
Small scale free-range pig farm by young farmer Niels
Small scale pig farm by young farmer Niels
Falkland Kitchen Farm – ‘From seed to plate’
Bryde and Nat of Falkland Kitchen Farm not only grow food, but cook it and serve it pop-up food events.
Berwick Wood Produce
Berwick Forest Wood is a small family farm built on a commercial woodland.
Darach social croft
La ferme des Equinoxe – Guillaume Burnel
La Bergerie Medullienne – Hervé Lemarchand
Sheep breeder in "eco-pastoralism"
Le jardin de Pépin – Mathieu Pépin
Maïsterplan “giant corn maze”
Maïsterplan is an arable farm producing animal feed combined with farm tourism activities, mainly a yearly giant corn maze.
Ferme de la Courtine
Dairy sheep breeding, cheese and yoghurt processing
Matthew Adams (Joint venture farming, Northern Ireland)
joint dairy farming venture for a new entrant and more established farmer in Northern Ireland
Ex-allotment growers farming vegetables and flowers in East Sussex
Tomnah’a Market Garden
Market garden and florist located in Perthshire Scotland
Vertical farming by Urban Harvest
Urban Harvest is an innovative vertical farming enterprise based in Brussels. They develop vertical farming solutions that are sold to the next generation farmers and produce a selection of leafy greens that are sold to retailers on a national scale.
Sheep farm Stücke
Michael Stücke and Jochen Klinge run a sheep farm with direct marketing as a sideline business.
Cwm Carno Farm
Cwm Carno Farm - a share farm example
North Aston Dairy
North Aston Micro Organic Dairy
Rhiwgriafol Upland Precision Grazing
Organic market-gardening and collective direct sales
Lamberts organic farm – Romain Fau
Corne d’Abondance (Cornucopia)
Vegetables in direct sale
Marion’s garden – Marion Seguin
Production of red fruits and saffron for direct sale by self-picking.
Geitenboerderij Hansketien is an biodynamic goat farm run by Martijn, Monique and Liesbeth who produce wonderful cheese and goats meat.
COOPERATIVA INTEGRAL MINGA
cooperative dedicated to services provisioning and local agri-food production
Tuinderij de Stroom
Tuinderij de Stroom is an organic farm that sells their vegetables bags directly to their customers.
De Nieuwe Ronde
De Nieuwe Ronde is an organic CSA (community supported agriculture)
Boer Bart is the organic dairy farm of Bartele Holtrop with Jersey cows, chickens, restaurant and play areas for children.
Agro Care is an international greenhouse horticulture company founded in 1997 by Philip van Antwerpen and Kees van Veen.
Zorgtuinderij de Es
Tuinderij de Es is an organic care farm run by Bart and Daniella.
Ekoboerderij de Lingehof
Ekoboerderij de Lingehof is a 130 ha biodynamic arable farm started by André Jurrius in 2005.
David O Donoghue
David O Donoghue, tillage farmer, straw buyer and contractor
Ciarán Carragher, contract heifer rearing.
Ciarán Carragher, contract heifer rearing new entrant
Enda Keaveney – Dairy farm partnership, Co. Galway
Enda Keaveney, dairy farm partnership, Co Galway
Rijk Bos Bloemen
Marieke produces organic and environmentally friendly flowers on 35are in Elene, Flanders.
Organic family fruit and jam company Misto Ltd
Organic orchard and vegetable farm with diversification with jams and syrops, dry fruit and vegetables
Organic honey agricultural producer Ibraim Pachedzhiev
Organic honey farm of Ibraim Pachedzhiev
small bee existing farm successor enlarged and modernized
Organic agricultural high school farm Gotse Delchev
diversified school organic farm for vegetables, fruit, alfalfa, livestock
Sheep and cow milk farm – Kukundjiev Company 66
Mountain Karakachan sheep dairy farm
New small dairy farm in a protected area up in the Rhodope Mountain with highly valued products by visitors and local restaurants and hotels in the area.
Family farm for crops seed production – Sortovi semena EAD Razgrad
Seed prodiction farm Sortovi semena Razgrad
Wide variety of quality Cereal seeds production and vegetable seedlings
Harvesting and processing of acorn-based food products
Organic vegetables and aromatic plants production
APECO- Agropecuária Coelheirinhas Lda
Homemade yogurt production on family farm
Organic aromatic plants and essential oils production
QUINTA DA SILVEIRA
Organic egg and chick production from indigenous breed
Organic prickly pear production and innovative by-products
Glen Keen Farm
Catherine Power, diversification into tourism.
Monte da Oliveira Velha
Premium organic olive oil production and agrotourism
Terrius Food and Tourism Lda
Local gourmet products and gastronomic tourism
Monte da Bica
Portuguese craft Gin
Organic fruit production with complementary soil restoration consultancy services
La ferme des Grands Noyers – Alain et Maud Sendra
Poultry farming in direct sales
Tap O’ Noth Farm
Tap O' Noth
Kilbeggan Organic Foods
Organic Beef and Tillage farmer, Co. Westmeath
New entrant to organic salad leaf production
James and Edmond Gough
Family farm Partnership
P.J Pollard – Dairy Sheep Producer, Co. Kilkenny
Dairy Sheep enterprise
Padraig O’Farrell, Co.Longford
Patrick and Padraig O Farrell farm partnership
Georg Muus took over the family farm near the German Baltic Sea and introduced biomass heating and firewood trading.
FrankenGeNUSS (Martin Stiegler)
Martin Stiegler runs the FrankenGeNUSS farm in Bavaria producing hazelnuts and nougat cream on-farm.
Permaculture farm “Helle Bauer”
Small-scale farm of Jasper de Wit following permaculture principles and direct sale
The young farmer Anna Sophie Meyer-Fehring is developing an organic farm towards laying hens and direct sale.
Sheep dairy farm Bosschelle
Bosschelle is a sheep dairy farm focused on processing and direct marketing
The Engelshof successor Stefan Engel keeps cows and newly established an on-farm dairy.
Agritourism and cheese production Gartner
Cheese production and agritourism Gartner
Fruit farm JPK and U&V brand
Fruit farm JPK and fruit processing under their own brand (U&V)
Eco farm Dvornik
Mixed eco farm
Pig farm Cimerman
Biodynamic farm Turinek – Zlate misli (Golden Thoughts)
Biodynamic mixed farm (vegetables, fruits, crops)
Zlatka Doychevska fruit farm
orchard successor, preserved fruit varieties
Green to go Farm for leafy salads and herbs
Green to Go Farm
vegetables, new farm, new comers, innovation
Family Zelder took over Berlinger Hof from a senior farmer and develops it further: hen mobiles, direct sale, and education.
“Schwarze Kuh” sells products from nose to tail from an Angus suckler cow herd kept on 30 ha of grassland.
Speisegut is a 12ha Community Supported Agriculture farm at the outskirts of Berlin.
Hemp farm and educational services Vrhivšek
Hemp farm and educational services
Mixed farm and wine production Grabnar
Mixed farm (livestock, arable and wine production)
Eco milk farm Jeriševa
Dairy farm Jeriševa
Dairy farm Pozaršek-Strle with newcomer in the family started with innovative ice cream production
Family fruit farm Uhan
Family fruit farm with diverse fruits, selling it to the final consumer on their own
Agrotida Isperih Ltd, a family grain farm
existing grain farm, innovative technology
Pirin Fish Farm
Pirin Fish Farm
Spring water trout farm at the foot of Pirin Mountain and a casy restaurant to taste it
Cereals and forage crops in a disadvantaged mountainous area on 120 ha arable land
Small scale arable farm by Wim
Wim produces spelt, oat and mangold on a small scale arable farm.
CSA farm ‘De Plukheyde’
De Plukheyde is a CSA farm in Kampenhout that allows consumers to compose their own vegetable box
Beef cattle farm and butchery Ten Halve
Ten Halve is a beef cattle farm and a butchery, that sells its meat through short supply chains
Brothers Vercammen – Farm Tallaart
Tallaart is a vegetable farm focusing on short supply chains and a range of broadening activities.
Leenhof is a medium sized family farm is Zele where parents De Maesschalck recently got joined by their two sons and daughter.
The Philips Fruittuin is a multifunctional farm with a 12 ha orchard, a pancake restaurant, farm shop and meeting point.
De Stoerderij is a buffalo farm which Arjan Swinkels started from scratch at his family’s derelict dairy farm
Dairy farm diversifying into chees production
Geertje’ s Hoeve
Geertje’s Hoeve makes farm life an unmissable experience for young and old. Our farm with goats, pigs, our own cheese makery, farm shop and restaurant make visiting the farm certainly worthwhile