Who we are
Jonny and Dulcie Crickmore
Jonny is the “force majeure” at Fen Farm Dairy. 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 fewer early mornings and wild enthusiasm. In Jonny’s spare time he’s the chairman of the Raw Milk Producers Association.
Dulcie shelved her day job as a costume designer, to have their two kids and to take part in the marketing and business development at Fen Farm Dairy.
Together, Jonny and Dulcie have diversified the original farm with the addition of a pioneering cheese and butter making business. Their focus is on making exceptional artisan products and helping other dairy farmers on their journey to diversification.
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.
The farm team
These are our amazing people 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 dedicated job, whatever the weather, because with livestock, you can’t give it half measures.
The cheese team
These are our curd nerds. They navigate 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 the FFD office team. Without them to slap us into shape, we would be lost.