Elephant Grass Fields

In the winter we fire up the boiler at our HQ using our own, homegrown elephant grass – a sustainable biofuel we’ve been experimenting with.

We planted it in a couple of nearby fields and had to wait for three years before we could harvest it – but it’s now kept us warm through three Mendip winters, so it was worth the wait! It’s brilliant stuff and regrows every year, absorbing lots of CO2 as it grows.

Other interesting sites

  • YeoFit

    YeoFit is Yeo Valley HQ’s gym and studio, managed by local fitness instructor Lynne Joyner. Come along to one of YeoFit’s many classes – de-stress with Boxercise, beat the winter blues with Spinning, ease your joints and improve your core with pilates or if you have health issues you could benefit from joining our exercise referral […]  Read more >

  • Holt Farm

    This is where it all began. Find out more about how Roger and Mary Mead got started at Holt Farm back in 60s.  Read more >

  • Blagdon Dairy

    This is where we make lots of tasty Yeogurt, and it’s home to our veg plot where we grow fresh organic produce to feed our staff and visitors...  Read more >

  • Yoxter Farm

    Right up on the Mendip plateau, Yoxter Farm is where some of our British Friesians live, alongside all manner of wildlife.  Read more >

  • Blagdon Lake

    When the river Yeo was dammed in 1891, the valley flooded to provide water for Bristol and the best stillwater trout fishing in England...  Read more >