Fordhall Organic Farm
Proud to be community owned
Come & Explore Us!
Fordhall Organic Farm, in Market Drayton, north Shropshire, is England’s first community-owned farm and has been organic for over 65 years. We are completely FREE to visit – so what are you waiting for?
We have three walking trails weaving around the farm, taking in our beautiful countryside. We offer the perfect place for a leisurely walk, to escape the hustle and bustle and immerse yourself in nature. Young adventurers can climb trees, paddle in the river, run through the fields, search for minibeasts, dip a net in the river and cool off in the shady woodland.
You’re sure to encounter a few farm animals during your visit as Fordhall is a working farm, and you’re likely to see plenty of wildlife along the way too as we farm organically and in harmony with the environment.
Treat yourself! Make sure you visit our organic café, Arthur’s Farm Kitchen. We serve freshly prepared organic, locally-sourced and seasonal dishes and light bites, drinks and cakes. Yum!
Foodie? Pop into our well-stocked Farm Shop too, for grass-fed meats, locally-grown fruit and veg, delicious cheeses and baked goods and a wide range of ethically-sourced food and drinks.
We also offer group tours, educational visits for schools and other groups, residential stays in our eco-friendly bunkhouse, events, courses, volunteering opportunities, glamping breaks in our yurts and meeting room space.
Tuesday – Saturday: 9.30am – 4pm (shop open until 5pm), Sunday: 9am – 4pm. Bank Holidays 10am – 4pm. Last orders in Arthurs Farm Kitchen is 15 mins before published closing time.
Fordhall Organic Farm led the way in organic farming after the war, guided by the commitment and drive of organic pioneer the late Arthur Hollins. Following a battle against eviction, the farm was saved from development in 2006 by Arthur’s children Charlotte and Ben Hollins after a major national campaign. It is now owned by over 8000 community shareholders. Read more about the story of Fordhall Organic Farm.
To receive a welcome direct from Ben and Charlotte Hollins, listen to this .mp3 (recorded by them in 2009)
News from Fordhall Farm
Phew, it’s Friday evening after all the hustle and bustle of a busy long working week. Now I can sit back and forget…
Thank you to everybody who has already very generously donated towards our new straw bale bunkhouse. Pictured below are some of the photographs…
It will be October on Monday and already the farm is showing signs of a golden autumn. The Sweet Chestnut trees are beginning…
Once upon a time, sharing food was an uncomplicated business – a way to foster unity and harmony. Families said grace before sharing…