Located along the north-east coast adjacent to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, The Mead comprises over 750 acres of farmland and forestry where we grow a wide range of trial crops for Silvery Tweed customers alongside products for processing at our factory, it is also home to 150 cattle and 300 sheep.
Growing a mix of crops within a set rotation designed to improve and maintain and protect soil health is vitally important to what we do. We currently grow a mix of wheat, barley, rye, linseed and spring oats as well as having temporary grass in our crop cycle.
The Mead was bought in the early 1930s and extended to around 150 acres. The farm remains in family ownership and is operated by the Gladstone family that owns and runs Silvery Tweed Cereals.
In the 1960s, the neighbouring farm was purchased to add a further 120 acres of land. It remained this size until 2021 when Low Middleton Farm was added to the portfolio, bringing with it a further 505 acres.