Welcome to

Fordhall Organic Farm

Proud to be community owned


Come & Explore Us!

A fantastic day out

 

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?

Visit us

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.

Opening hours:

Tuesday – Saturday: 9.30am – 4pm (shop open until 5pm), Sunday: 9am – 4pm. Bank Holidays 10am – 4pm.

Events

Jul
23
Tue
10:00 am Pond Pirates – Family summer event @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Pond Pirates – Family summer event @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Pond Pirates - Family summer event @ Fordhall Organic Farm | England | United Kingdom
Join us for Pond Dipping…with a difference! Come dressed up as a pirate, build a sword and your very own mini pirate ship…
Jul
24
Wed
10:00 am Wild Woods – Summer Youth Event @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Wild Woods – Summer Youth Event @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Wild Woods - Summer Youth Event @ Fordhall Organic Farm | England | United Kingdom
There will be a variety of unstructured activities set up for you to try whilst hanging out in our woodland area, swinging in…
Jul
26
Fri
9:30 am Seedlings and Saplings – Parent/... @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Seedlings and Saplings – Parent/... @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Jul 26 @ 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
2
Fri
9:30 am Seedlings and Saplings – Parent/... @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Seedlings and Saplings – Parent/... @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Aug 2 @ 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…

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Our story

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

Straw Bale Bunkhouse Update.

Thank you to everybody who has already very generously donated towards our new straw bale bunkhouse. Pictured below are some of the photographs…

Sweet Chestnut at Fordhall

It will be October on Monday and already the farm is showing signs of a golden autumn. The Sweet Chestnut trees are beginning…

Kitchen fun at fordhall organic farm

Sharing Food by Anna Zimmerman (shareholder)

Once upon a time, sharing food was an uncomplicated business – a way to foster unity and harmony. Families said grace before sharing…

Sami & Jolly Drawing Organic Farm

Thank You Fordhall – From Sami and Jolly

To Fordhall Farm by Sami and Jolly We came to Fordhall farm for the straw bale bunkhouse building workshop. We really enjoyed staying…

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