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June 27, 2022

Here on the farm, Will and Dawn are constantly investing in sustainable measures to improve production and reduce our environmental footprint. We are environmentally conscious suppliers. The entirety of ice cream production happens on site and as organic farmers, we work to the highest possible standard of environmental land management, sustainability and animal welfare for our herd.
Built on these organic farming principles, we constantly invest in green measures to ensure ice cream production is as sustainable as possible. As part of our Bcorp journey, in 2022 we have undergone carbon foot printing of the entire ice cream business which will be used to benchmark and improve our existing production to reduce our footprint (our impact report will be available Summer 2022).


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In the Spring of 2022, we are proud to say we increased the farm's solar capacity by a huge 230%, with an additional 1100 new solar panels fitted across our barn and warehouse roofs - this means we now have close to 1500 solar panels helping to fuel ice cream production.

This means approximately 40% of our business' energy output will be generated with our own green energy, helping us to avoid over 100 tonnes of CO2 emissions every year compared to commercial energy.
The installation team at Mypower put our recent installation perfectly: “It won’t just be their award-winning Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream that’s green.”

Our Sustainability Journey: facts from the farm

  • Our tub packaging is 100% recyclable, with both 125ml & 180ml tubs made with a card lid and wooden spoon.
  • Our wood pellet boiler uses sustainably sourced wood chips from UK forestry and reduces our carbon footprint.

  • We are fully self-sufficient for water thanks to our own farm borehole.

  • We only ever use our herd’s milk in our ice cream, this means on average over 50% of every tub is made with this fresh milk - the remainder is double & clotted cream sourced from local dairies, and ingredients free from artificial flavours & colours.

  • We farm in a sustainable way, embracing regenerative farming practices to restore land and increase bio-diversity.
  • Organic farms are proven to be havens for wildlife, and we further encourage this by planting wildflowers in our meadows, accelerating our tree planting programme (with over 2,000 trees & hedgerows planted since 2019) and housing two beehives on the farm – that’s approx. 20,000 bees!

Discover more about our sustainability story on our Life on the Farm page. 

More news straight from the farm

Meet our new flavour: True Coffee

We're so proud to have created our delicious new coffee ice cream in collaboration with TrueStart Coffee, a family business based in Bristol. The new flavour is a creamy coffee ice cream made with our fresh farm milk and TrueStart Coffee beans. No added flavourings. Just True Coffee Ice Cream.

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Our new festive flavour: Midnight Mint Crisp

Meet Midnight Mint Crisp. Our festive limited edition! Creamy white chocolate ice cream with a touch of natural peppermint flavour with a generous sprinkling of dark chocolate mint crispies - why wait until Christmas Day to dig in?!

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It’s official, Marshfield Farm is now B Corp Certified!

We are extremely proud to announce that Marshfield Farm Ice Cream is now officially B Corp Certified, joining an incredible community of businesses promising to balance people, the planet and profit and continuously aiming for higher environmental and social standards.



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You named it native!

We had more than 400 submissions to our 'Name it Native' competition to name a Plant Based Ice Cream. The animal themed ice creams have had hand-drawn illustrations made for them and will be available to buy at Wild Place Project (soon to be called Bristol Zoo Project) in July.

Find out more about our partnership with Bristol Zoological Society here.

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