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Limes Farm Philosophy
Will Seeds
We always say that when you have something this lovely why leave.

In the local history books, Limes Farm in Farthinghoe can be traced as far back as 1826 and it has been owned and run by the Deeley family for the past 200 years.  In fact the Deeley family can be traced back to Purston (the hamlet near Farthinghoe ) to 1066.  We always say that when you have something this lovely why leave.

John Deeley is recognisable to many people as the traditional farmer of Limes Farm, now in his seventies he is unwilling to retire despite having a retirement party some years ago.  He is a very active member of the Limes Farm Family and shares his knowledge of traditional practices to the next generation.With that in mind the farm reins have been passed down to his eldest daughter Nicky. Nicky works full-time in the family business and in recent years have managed to turn John’s 30-year dream of building a farm shop & tearoom into a reality.

Nicky, who is a trained chef and has worked on some of the UK’s leading food brands, is the driving force in the kitchen with her award-winning cakes and tarts and a talent for designing menus that showcase the farm’s homegrown and homemade produce.

Together with sons Will and Dylan and daughter Jess and a team of hard-working staff, the Limes Farm story continues in to a new era – hopefully for another two hundred years at least!