Welcome to Caplor Farm. Our family-run business in Fownhope, Herefordshire has been productive in many areas of farming since 1923. The farm itself lies in the glorious Herefordshire border countryside. It is steeped in history, with some buildings dating from the 15th century.
In common with the other aspects of Caplor, we maintain a keen awareness of “triple bottom-line accounting“, believing that any notion of “profit” must reach into the social and environmental aspects of life if it is to be worthwhile and meaningful. To that end –
As far as social sustainability is concerned, wherever possible we provide educational opportunities for young people (both schoolchildren and recent graduates), and the farm employs between 3 and 12 people, depending on the time of the year. We also work with community groups/organisations such as the local Carbon Rationing Action Group, Fownhope Parish Council and Concern Universal.
As far as environmental sustainability is concerned, we strive to minimise our environmental impact and conduct an annual carbon footprint assessment in order to monitor improvements and identify areas for further carbon reduction. Last year, Caplor Farm won the West Midlands Carbon Positive Award for cutting its carbon footprint. We were also shortlisted for the national NEMEX Renewables Innovation Award, and were Finalists for Hereford & Worcester Chamber of Commerce Environmental Award.
Sustainability West Midlands: ‘We think that Caplor Farm has shown great initiative throughout their businesses and are a leading example of how changing to more sustainable methods can benefit both the environment and local economy.’
Susana Piohtee, Transition Hereford: It was great to see all the ‘sustainability’ things you’re all doing, the Caplor Team were fantastic…a perfect example of a ‘Transition Farmer…you and others like you are the pioneers!