Our Ethos

Jessica and Hester at Carr House Farm looking at crops


… something we take very seriously, whether it is milling our wheat, pressing apples or picking soft fruit and elderflowers from our organic orchard.

Once, organic farming was just the way we all grew our crops, respectful of our ecosystem and in tune with the seasons. Today, heavy use of fertilisers, pesticides and herbicides has had a significant impact on our native bird, animal and insect populations, and has created an imbalance in the natural ecosystems. Organic farming is a different way of working and one which works alongside the natural environment rather than against it.

In everything that we do – both on the farm and in the bakery – we try to work in a way that is sustainable for the environment.

Whether that’s creating wildflower strips around our wheat fields to encourage habitat for wildlife, or choosing certified organic ingredients in our products, we believe these small things mean that we are offering a superior product and one that tastes fantastic.


We are a small family business and we employ a small team of local people who help us in the bakery and on the farm.

We use traditional methods to make all of our products. Whether that’s milling our flour with our stoneground mill, picking by hand all of our homegrown fruit to ensure the best quality is selected, or hand stirring our Muesli and Granola to ensure an even golden bake. We believe our commitment to not compromising on quality at any stage of the production process means we produce superior products that celebrate our homegrown natural ingredients and the landscape they are grown in.

Jessica in Side Oven Bakery making granola


By choosing Side Oven Bakery organic products, you are improving the nutritional balance of your daily diet, which along with frequent activity supports a healthy lifestyle.

Organic focaccia bread mix with sea salt and herbs
Side Oven Bakery organic elderflower cordial
Organic dark chocolate granola

Working with others

“Working with Carr House Farm, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust sees a farm where wildlife thrives alongside farming operations. Through working with the land and providing space for nature, both wildlife and farming are in balance.”
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Barn owl
Field mouse