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One family, one farm, one herd
Marshfield Farm is a family home and farm known for creating deliciously indulgent ice cream to make the whole family happy - even the dog!
Three generations of our family have been working together to make ice cream for over 35 years. We tend to our farmland in the South West using regenerative, sustainable farming methods. Every drop of milk in our multi-award-winning ice cream can be traced right back to the fields we call home.
One family, one farm
Our story first began when Will’s parents came to live on the farm in 1971.
Things looked very different back then. They used traditional methods to farm three hundred acres of land, with only two employees moving a mobile milking parlour out into a field to milk their small dairy herd of just 35 cows.
The First Taste!
In 1988, Will returned from agriculture college with a passion to diversify the family’s dairy business. As an ice cream lover himself, he took on the challenge to create his very first ice cream flavour – Vanilla! To this day it remains our biggest seller.
The Farm Today
Fast forward over thirty years and Marshfield Farm remains a thriving dairy farm, with the entirety of our ice cream production made on-site in converted barns!
The herd has grown to over 250 British Friesian cows, free to roam across eleven-hundred acres of organically farmed land. Our herdsman milks our cows twice a day, seven days a week and this milk is taken only metres across the yard to our on-site ice cream factory.
Straight From The Farm
Today we make over thirty award-winning flavours of dairy ice cream made here on our ice cream farm, and just like that very first batch of Vanilla, we will only ever use our herd’s milk in our ice cream.
From our family, to yours
The Hawking family remain very much rooted in the business. We are three generations of farmers and over forty employees working across the farm and ice cream business.
We've grown from servicing the local shop and cafe, to national wholesale delivery, supplying over 5,500 independent Marshfield Farm ice cream parlours, cafes, restaurants and farm shops across the country!
From crop, to cow, to cone
Everything that goes into our ice cream is right here on the farm - from crop, to cow, to cone. That's what makes us so special.
Our mission is to be the most loved ice cream of British families. We encourage moments of homegrown happiness for our community by making deliciously indulgent ice cream on our family farm while being committed to reducing our environmental impact.
We are proud to showcase our 2022 impact report. From our team's well-being to our carbon cutting, we are committed to being a force for good. Find out more about how we put people and the planet at the heart of what we do and our journey towards becoming B Corp accredited.
life on the farm
For all the latest news, product updates, award wins and events, head to our blog!
We love getting creative with recipes and we're always keeping busy in the kitchen coming up with something new. Take a look and get inspired, tag us in pictures of your creations on Instagram!