We are a small, family run business based in Alkmonton, just south of Ashbourne in Derbyshire. The ‘Alkmonton Ayrshire’ herd was established in August 2013 by Paul, Lenora and son Richard. In April 2019 Richard married Jo (a local dairy farmer’s daughter). Together, we wanted to come up with a way of promoting our own products locally, cutting out the middle man and getting it straight to the people on our doorstep – so here we are!
We process and bottle milk produced by our own Pedigree Ayrshire herd of cows. Our girls are very important to us and they receive only the best care. In the warmer months of spring and summer they go out in the sunshine and graze the luscious grass on the farm; during the autumn and winter months they are sheltered from the miserable weather in warm, cosy sheds and fed homegrown produce. All year round they receive the best love and care we can give them.
We supply our products to the local area through cafes, shops, hotels and even a doorstep delivery service to certain areas. Like all farmers, the environment is important to us, and we aim to be as environmentally friendly as possible. Selling locally massively reduces our carbon footprint, and we will mainly supply our milk in glass bottles that can be returned to the dairy, where they will be washed and re-used over and over again!
Passionate about our cows and our product, we are committed to delivering the highest quality to your door.
Richard & Jo Harris