Roger and Mary Mead moved to Holt Farm in 1961 where they began farming with just 30 cows and a few sheep. Then, in 1970, they bought nearby Lag Farm – known today as Blagdon Dairy. This meant lots more space to graze the cows and grow crops, and Yeo Valley slowly began to grow.
A couple of years later, Roger and Mary opened a tea room on the banks of Blagdon Lake. All the clotted cream they made for the tea room meant there was lots of skimmed milk left over, so they tried making yogurt with it… and people seemed to like it.
They still do. Over 50 years later, the Mead family are still living and working at Holt Farm.