Who we are
Jonny and dulcie crickmore
Jonny is the "force majeure" at Fen Farm Dairy. Some would say impetuous. He has been working on the farm since the age of four, when he would sneak out of bed at 3am and follow his Dad to the cowshed to help with the morning jobs. Now there is a little less sneaking involved but no less early mornings and wild enthusiasm. Jonny met Dulcie in an awkward setup by friends, at the Green Dragon pub in Bungay...the rest is history.
Dulcie shelved her day job as a costume designer for theatre and film, to have their two particularly scrumptious kids and to take on the marketing and business development at Fen Farm Dairy.
Together, Jonny and Dulcie have diversified the original farm into a pioneering dairy enterprise. Their focus is on making exceptional artisan products and helping other dairy farmers on their journey to diversification.
When they are not on the farm, Dulcie and Jonny make it their mission to see the world. When they are not seeing the world, they are usually eating, or taking a walk on the Suffolk coast, or eating, or doing the garden, or eating.
Graham and Frances Crickmore
Graham has been working on Fen Farm since the tender age of 8, when it was owned by his uncle, Richard Cook and older sister, Joy. Although Richard and Joy are sadly no longer with us, their hard work and legacy lives on and Graham has dedicated his working life to building a thriving dairy farm. In recent years, Jonny and Graham have together taken the farm operations from strength to strength.
Frances met Graham at the age of 18, also in the pub (recurring theme of rural life). Frances is a talented artist, wildlife photographer and cook and a stalwart support to the team on the farm.
The farm team
These are the ones who get out of their warm beds in the dark and sleet in February to tend to a newborn calf. The ones who still do the same amazing job, whatever the weather, because with livestock, you can't give it half measures.
the cheese team
These are the amazing curd nerds who are navigating the labyrinth of complex dairy science on a daily basis, over a cuppa, like it was just your average morning chat. These guys are a coagulation of geniuses. And they make awesome cheese and butter and yoghurt and, and, and.....drool.
the people who keep us in order
When you call us up and get a really flipping nice and organised ninja person on the end of the phone, you know you have reached Jackie, Aleksi, Robert and the FFD office team. Without them to slap us into shape, we would be lost. Nuff said.