Roskilly’s is a small, working Cornish Organic Farm, perched on the beautiful southern tip of Cornwall.
We have developed the business over 60 years.
Joe & Rachel inherited the Farm from Joe’s fairy godmother in 1950. It started with selling our delicious Clotted Cream, followed by the cottages which were developed during the sixties. Joe started building ponds during the seventies then in the late eighties, when all of us kids were sort of grown up (it took some of us longer than others!!), we started making ice cream.
This was followed by the new milking parlour and the viewing gallery in 1992. The Croust House restaurant opened in 1993, and the fudge making began the following year. At the same time we started putting Rachel’s jams, chutneys and mustards into jars and selling them. We finally got all the production bits under one roof in 2006.
We added bottled milk in 2009 which meant that we achieved a long held ambition to only use our own milk and cream to make all the ice cream (no brought in cream or skimmed milk powder).
Our creamery now uses about 450,000 litres of milk from the farm. We started this year fulfilling our quest to produce all the energy used by the farm on the farm. We have installed 100kw of solar panels, and this winter we are trying to set up a wood pellet boiler to produce all the heat used on the farm.