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Fordhall Organic Farm

Proud to be community owned


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What is Fordhall Organic Farm?

Fordhall Organic Farm, in Market Drayton, north Shropshire is England’s first community owned farm and has been organic for over 65 years – we offer a warm welcome to all.

Our tenant farmer Ben rears grass fed beef, lamb and Gloucester Old Spot pork. Owned by a charitable community-benefit society, our farm is open to the public as an enjoyable and educational resource year round.

Fordhall Farm led the way in organic farming after the war, pioneered British yoghurt production in the 1950’s, and after being saved from development in 2006 through a pioneering national campaign, it is now owned by over 8000 community shareholders.

We are open year round to the public as well as offering free farm trails, organic café, group tours, glamping in our yurts, educational visits, events, courses, weddings, meeting room space, care farming and volunteering opportunities… phew! And, as you delve into our website you will find there is a lot more to the Fordhall story… happy surfing!

Farm Shop and Arthur’s Farm Kitchen: Tues – Sat 9.30am – 5.00pm and Sun 10.00am – 4.00pm. Open Bank Holiday Mondays 10.00am – 4.00pm.

To receive a welcome direct from Ben and Charlotte Hollins, listen to this .mp3 (recorded by them in 2009)

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Our Activities & Events

Aug
17
Fri
9:30 am Seedlings and Saplings – Parent/... @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Seedlings and Saplings – Parent/... @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Aug 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Seedlings and Saplings - Parent/Carer and Toddler Group @ Fordhall Organic Farm | Tern Hill | England | United Kingdom
Every Friday at Fordhall Farm is our ‘Parent/Carer and Toddlers’ Group – FREE!. In our secure and beautiful classroom there are various toys…
Aug
18
Sat
9:30 am Clay Oven Building @ Fordhall Farm
Clay Oven Building @ Fordhall Farm
Aug 18 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Clay Oven Building @ Fordhall Farm  | England | United Kingdom
Spend an enjoyable and instructive day learning how to build a cob oven. You will learn about where to site your oven, how…
Aug
20
Mon
9:00 am Straw bale workshops @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Straw bale workshops @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm
Straw bale workshops @ Fordhall Organic Farm | England | United Kingdom
We are offering 4-day (Monday-Thursday) straw bale experiences from August 6th until 28th August (Tues-Fri this week) for willing participants. Current Workshop dates…
Aug
21
Tue
10:00 am Clay Play @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Clay Play @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Clay Play @ Fordhall Organic Farm | Tern Hill | England | United Kingdom
Clay is an integral part of our new Bunkhouse build so we thought we would have some fun with it! Create bugs and…
Fordhall's Farm Shop

Drumming - Fordhall Care Farm Style

The Care Farm drumming down in our Yurts – showing us all that you ‘can’ beat it.

The Care Farm Thursday Group have been showing off their drumming skills down in the Yurts – a perfect setting! We had the whole group taking part, solo sessions just happened as the beat took them and dancing was inevitable!

Children's Birthday Parties Fordhall Farm

News from Fordhall Farm

Peacock Butterflies at Fordhall

I was helping Julie with a class of Y2 children from Abbey Hulton Primary School when we spotted a Peacock Butterfly on the…

Community Garden Volunteer Weekend

Over the extremely hot weekend of 19th and 20th May, I along with our other intrepid volunteers set out to make some improvements…

The splendour of Fordhall’s Flora

Our Wednesday Care Farm group along with many of our farm visitors sing the praises of the splendid scene at our Forest School…

Straw Bale Bunkhouse – work is now underway!

Work is now starting on our Straw Bale Bunkhouse! We need this new building as our existing porta cabins are simply inadequate for…

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