Based in Crewkerne, Somerset, Coombe Farm is a 1500-hectare farm that has been around for over sixty years. Its commitment to health, animals, the environment and social responsibility are factors that has contributed to it being one of Britain's biggest independent organic milk producers.
The business model is one that is comprised of a variety of businesses that operate under AH Warren Trust, including Milk Pool (Milk Supply Group), Storage, Fruit Processing, Hillard Construction and CF Direct (wholesale). Another part of the model involves partnerships with socially and environmentally minded companies such as Able2Achieve, Solar South West Ltd. and Southern Wind Power.
Andrew Warren is the founder of Coombe Farm when he acknowledged a shift in the industry -- a decline in the price of milk at the time -- and shifted his business along with that. Organic milk is now the focus, along with fruit compotes and purees.
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