The day we became employee owned was the happiest of my life. I felt I was making a difference; taking a step towards responsibility. On the day of the deal, we had a huge party. As dusk settled into the valley I had owned and farmed for most of my life, I realised it was no longer mine . There were newly landed co-owners around me also gazing across our fields, and I felt a huge swell of wellbeing. Such happiness and fulfilment are priceless.

As Scott, a newly-elected member of our co-owner council, put it: “We are creating a little piece of the world I have always wanted to live in.”

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