Andy - the farmer
Andy Bragg is the farmer here, following in the footsteps of the last three generations of the Bragg family. Andy's great grandfather rented neighbouring Whiddon Farm in 1896 and his grandfather took on the tenancy of West Town Farm in 1949. Andy's father Roy then followed in 1953 and then Andy himself in 1983 - all tenants of the Church Commissioners who are the landowners. Andy decided to farm organically in 1992, first producing organic milk and now organic beef. He is a keen environmentalist and loves to engage the public in learning more about where their food comes from.
Emma - farm stockman
Having grown up on her families Dairy farm in Colyton Emma has always been interested in farming and cattle. She studied agriculture at the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, graduating in 2015. Emma came to West Town mostly with the aim to learn more about working with beef cattle, and to just gain more experience. She helps Andy on the farm during the week and every other weekend so Andy can have some time off!
Sian - business manager
Having spent the last few years as part of the wedding management team at a Zoo in Hampshire, a farm seemed like a logical move for Sian. Sian co-ordinates all of our weddings, public events, birthday parties, conferences, and a whole host of other activities. In fact, if you've communicated with anyone on the farm recently it was most likely through her! She loves cooking and is currently trying to work her way through every cut of meat that we sell. Her favourite job on the farm is walking the dog, because its the only time she goes slow enough to appreciate the views.
Javier - farm hand
Javier studied ecology in Madrid and so farming was natural choice for him. He was working with WWOOF for eight months before he came to the south west where he fell in love with the Exeter area and decided to stay. He's really truly passionate about organic food so he's a perfect fit for us. Javiers favourite thing job on the farm is pruning our 500 apple trees, he says it's theraputic!