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.
Alex - farm stockman
Having grown up in the middle of Dorset Alex has had a connection with farming since he was very small, and it's what he's always wanted to be involved in! With that aim he studied agriculture at Reading Uni, graduating in 2012. Alex came to West Town mostly with the aim to learn more about working with cattle, and to just gain more experience. One day he'd like to farm for himself, but that wont be for a while! In the meantime he helps Andy on the farm during the week and every other weekend so Andy can have some time off!
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!