High Weald

webproducer_dscf0049_1Farming in the High Weald has primarily been based around grazing animals: distinctive conker-coloured Sussex beef cattle and tough Romney Marsh Sheep form a traditional part of the landscape.

Although livestock farming has declined throughout the High Weald within the last ten years, there is still a widespread industry based on beef, lamb and - to a lesser extent - pork, which is often reared as free-range.

Apart from cuts of meat, there is a range of locally produced specialist products such as cured and smoked hams, sausages and bacon, often available directly from the farm. Organically reared meat is becoming more widely available. Free-range poultry and game and more specialist foods such as venison and ostrich are also available from local farmers and suppliers.