Sharpham Park is a 300-acre historic park near Glastonbury on the edge of the Somerset Levels, dating back to the Bronze Age.
In 2003, Roger Saul, founder of Mulberry, bought the land around the family home and embarked on restoring what was a run-down dairy farm into an organic mixed economy farm.
Organic Farm and Dedicated Spelt Mill
Our passion is to produce responsibly farmed, healthy, natural food traceable from field to fork. While the main product is stone ground spelt, we also grow walnuts and apples and have a herd of red deer. We employ a system of organic crop rotation to replenish the soil without the need for pesticides and fertilisers, our spelt fields have 4m margins.
What is Spelt?
Spelt is an ancient grain which was cultivated by earlier civilisations such as Mesopotamia in the Middle East around 9,000 years ago. In Britain, it is first known to have existed as a main crop in 2,000 BCE.
It fell out of favour in medieval times and then had a brief revival in the 19th century but was out of fashion again in the 20th century as crops producing higher yields took over.
It’s a cross between Emmer Wheat and Goats Grass and has a distinctive, naturally nutty flavour. Unlike common wheat, spelt has not been hybridised or chemically altered, and it remains as simple and hardy as it was when it was first introduced.