Wheatons’ Store was borne from a desire to take control of what we produce on our family farm. We have always taken great pride in our methods and the quality of what we produce. We are passionate about creating a product that is of a high quality whilst decreasing food miles. After attending a 4 day workshop with Joel Salatin (www.polyfacefarms.com) in late 2012, we realised that taking greater control of our produce from ‘paddock to plate’ would help us to make a difference in farming and general food production. The easiest way to know the origin of your food is to purchase it directly from the producer. By managing our produce in this way we can decrease the fuel burned to put meat on local plates whilst also supporting businesses that are close to home. To ensure this we are looking to have set delivery points in towns within 2 hours of our farm.