with Taw River Dairy
Luxury organic ice cream and sorbet artisan made in the heart of Devon. The smoothness and depth of flavour throughout our ice cream range is due to the highest quality dairy ingredients, all from our small herd of Jersey cows farmed sustainably on site.
Ethical, Sustainable, Irresistible
Taw River Dairy
Taw River Dairy has always been about the cows and the environment. We believe farming should work with the environment and not against it. We farm organically and keep animal medicine usage to an absolute minimum, no antibiotics are used on the farm.
All our dairy cows rear their own calves, we only milk the cows once a day and remove the milk that the calves do not need. Our cows graze for at least 280 days a year, they are only housed during the winter when the weather gets nasty and the fields become wet. All this makes our cows among the happiest cows in the country, and being happy and healthy they produce the most delicious milk!
Holistic grazing techniques help to build soil structure and organic matter, we even have our own bees to help to pollinate our meadows. Low food miles and reduced carbon emissions are just a couple of the benefits of not buying in feed for the farm, most concentrated feeds are made up of cereals imported from all over the world!
Taw River Dairy has always been about caring for our environment, wherever possible we use sustainable options, from re-usable glass bottles to compostable ice cream spoons. All our land and animals are farmed organically and we have our own bee hives, our bees are important in the pollination of our herbal and grass leys and vital to making our special Devon Clotted Cream and Honey Ice Cream.
The ‘free range’ cows spend most of the year out on our lush paddocks grazing. In the winter when its just too wet and cold, the cows are housed and fed silage (pickled grass) and hay (dried grass), this protects the cows and our precious paddocks!
All this amounts to the exquisite texture and flavour of our ice cream, come and find us to learn more.