Updates

  • Care Farming 2017

    On Wednesdays and Thursdays our Community Garden plays host to our band of people from around Market Drayton and outline areas. These very special people are part of our Care Farming Initiative at Fordhall Farm. (A Care Farm provides health,…

  • Fordhall Organic Farm Dairy Evidence

    Englands first yogurt producer

    Arthur and May Hollins employed demonstrators to promote their dairy products in all of the large stores where their products were on sale. Mr Gauden whose mother worked for Arthur and May back in the late 1950’s and 1960’s recently…

  • Our New Pond Dipping Platform

    On Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th February we had our first volunteer weekend of 2016. Our intrepid volunteers braved gale force winds and lashing rain to build a pond dipping platform. The platform will eventually be used by school parties…

  • Seedlings and Saplings Group every Tuesday

    Every Tuesday at Fordhall Farm is our ‘Parent and Toddlers’ Group. In our secure and beautiful classroom there are various toys and activities to keep your children entertained, to learn about new sights, sounds and textures and to explore the…

  • Volunteer Weekend, Saturday 6th – Sunday 7th February

    Join us on our Get Mucky Weekend. We will be building a pond dipping platform from recycled plastic and completing work on our educational roundhouse, plus fencing a ditch to protect it from erosion, tree protection and other conservation work…

  • Community Garden Christmas Cracker

    Yesterday (Wednesday 16th December) our ‘Wednesday group’ who is part of our Care Farming initiative held their Christmas celebration. Taking part in our celebrations were lots of invited guests including the Market Drayton Wayfarers, Celia’s mother and father and many…

  • Winter and Christmas at Fordhall Farm

    Winter is always a special time here at Fordhall farm. Everybody is very busy getting things ready for those colder months. Our Foggage farming system means our cattle and sheep live outdoors throughout the year, making them completely grass fed.…

  • Cheese at Fordhall Farm

    Arthur Hollins’ mother Lilian used to make cream cheese and Cheshire Cheese at Fordhall farm; she sold her cheeses at local markets. This was common practise on Shropshire farms up to 1939 when wartime restrictions started. The making and selling…

  • Volunteering at Fordhall Farm

    Mary Cowen a niece of May Hollins, Arthurs first wife, explained,  “I used to go to Fordhall for my holidays. I loved it there, I learnt how to hand milk the shorthorn cows and how to stook corn and various…

  • Fordhall- Organic for over 65 years

    Fordhall Organic Farm, based in North Shropshire, England has been chemical free for over 65 years. According to Arthur Hollins, “My grandfather farmed the traditional mixed farming four course system on the 150 acres here at Fordhall, carrying 35 shorthorns,…