It’s not often Steve Fowler managing director and founder of the expanding Verwood based pet store chain PamPurredPets has the chance to spend a day on a farm. The opportunity to do so followed a decision to stock Fair To Nature organic hay and straw within their 48 stores across southern England and Wales for small pets including rabbits and guinea pigs.
To see what goes into organic meadow farming and how farmers meet the criteria required by Conservation Grade’s Fair To Nature farming scheme, Steve met Paul Phillips at 500 acre New Park Farm in Horsington, Somerset.
“We are primarily an organic farm producing hay and haylage. We are approved by Fair To Nature as we provide important buffer strips of land near the river and in corners of the fields that encourage a wide variety of wildlife to flourish,” says Paul.
Steve said that he was pleased to be stocking Fair To Nature products as his customers are keen to seek eco-friendly goods that offer healthy and natural bedding for their pets whilst supporting farmers who care for nature and the wildlife in the countryside.