Peter Samsom

Peter Samsom

Peter has a degree in Countryside Management from Newcastle University, a diploma in organic agriculture and a certificate in Permaculture Design. He has spent 20 years working in National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North East England.

Before his degree Peter was a cheesemaker running his own business at Beamish Museum, and working on a number of farms in Northumberland, West Wales and the Netherlands.

Peter manages Hexham Farmers’ Market and has grown most of his own fruit and vegetables for many years and has a special interest in local fruit varieties. Together with his partner he also runs a smallholding where they keep chickens and a small flock of Shetland sheep for meat and wool.

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