The NATIVE FARMER

Offering native British meat

-   MEET THE TEAM  -

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Richard Barter

Our Farmer & Founder

Gloucestershire born and bred but not the son of a farmer, he is one of the few people to have followed his childhood dream and became a farmer. Richard farmed one of the largest dairy goat herds in the country from 2000 to 2018. Richard expanded the business over the years by adding in arable farming, contract and share farming as well as taking on tenancies. Richard believes strongly, that traditional farming methods have a huge role to play in feeding our ever growing population in a healthy and sustainable way.

Tara Vaughan

Our Co-Founder

Having grown up in rural Monmouthshire, Tara has always been at one with nature. Tara trained at Ballymaloe Cookery School aged 19, before working as a private PA in London. Despite her high profile job she moved back to Monmouthshire in search of something more - sustainable and holistic living. Turns out farming is a better way of life.

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Josh Vale

Our Butcher

Josh was raised in the Isle of Wight and moved to Winchester aged 19 where he worked in sales. At 21 Josh found his calling when he picked up the knife and worked as a butchers apprentice.

After working through the ranks Josh moved to Gloucestershire at the beginning of 2019 where he is now working towards becoming a Master Butcher.