The oldest organic farm in North Wales

Happy New Year for 2016

Please click on the “Beef & Lamb” or “Fruit & Veg” pages to find what you can buy from us and on the “Farmers’ Market” page to discover where!

Bryn Cocyn is a small, upland mixed farm in the shelter of Moel Fodiar, looking out into the Vale of Clwyd.  

The land is strong, fertile clay, which allows us to grow organic crops of oats and legumes for winter feed.

Bryn Cocyn is Joyce’s family farm and was registered with the Soil Association for Organic conversion in 1989. We are also tenants on some nearby hill land, which we have farmed organically since 1978.

We produce beef, lamb, cereals, vegetables, soft fruit and apples.

Farmers’ Markets have been both a lifeline and a pleasure to us and have been the catalyst, which has changed our farming practice towards the more balanced, mixed system we have always wanted.

So, along with our cattle, sheep and cereals, we’ve two acres of apples and three acres of vegetables.  This autumn we’ve installed an apple press and from November 2015 will be selling apple juice to accompany the beef, lamb, fruit and vegetables on our market stalls.  The snowy apple trees in the picture are Merton Beauty and Egremont Russets, part of an additional small orchard planted twenty years ago in Bryn Cocyn’s garden.

We hope this may be a pattern for sustainable agriculture: growing fruit, vegetables and cereals on the good land and allowing the poorer land to yield what it does best naturally!

We believe that a high-yielding, efficient agriculture is essential to match Earth’s populations, but only to the extent that the land, her laws of use-and-return and shrinking fossil and mineral resources can sustain!  Bon Apetite!

Fferm fechan ar dir uwch yn lloches Foel Fodiar, sy’n edrych dros Ddyffryn Clwyd yw Bryn Cocyn.

Mae’r tir yn gleiog, sy’n caniatau i ni dyfu cnydau organig fel ceirch ar gyfer porthiant gaeaf.

Rydym hefyd yn rhentu tir sy’n cael ei ffermio i annog amrywiaeth o laswellt brodorol a llysiau. Buom yn ffermio yn organig ers 1978.

Fferm deuluol Joyce yw Bryn Cocyn, ac fe’i cofrestrwyd gyda’r Soil Association yn 1989.

Gobeithiwn y bydd hyn yn batrwm amaethyddol cynaladwy: gan ddefnyddio’r mathau diweddaraf o ydau, glaswellt  a chlofer ar y tir da a chaniatau i’r tir salach gynchyrchu’r hyn mae’n ei wneud orau yn naturiol.

Credwn fod amaethyddiaeth sy’n cynhyrchu cnydau mawr, effeithlon yn hanfodol i gyd-fynd a phoblogaeth y byd cyn belled ag y gall y tir a’i gyfreithiau ei gynnal.

Bon Appetite!

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