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Fordhall Organic Farm

Proud to be community owned

Come & Explore Us!

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)

Arthur's Farm Kitchen Cafe Website Advert 300 x 300
The Grazer Spring 2018 Advert
Fordhall's Farm Shop

Our Activities & Events

10:00 am Enchanted Trail – now extended u... @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Enchanted Trail – now extended u... @ Fordhall Organic Farm
May 9 @ 10:00 am – Jun 3 @ 4:00 pm
Enchanted Trail - now extended until June! @ Fordhall Organic Farm | Tern Hill | England | United Kingdom
It’s spring time and our Fordhall Fairies are back at Fordhall. Our Enchanted Trail is ready for you to explore – see if…
10:00 am The Gruffalo’s Child @ Fordhall Organic Farm
The Gruffalo’s Child @ Fordhall Organic Farm
May 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Gruffalo's Child @ Fordhall Organic Farm | Tern Hill | England | United Kingdom
Come take a stroll through the deep dark wood – but beware the Big Bad Mouse that allegedly lurks in the forest… We’ll…
10:00 am Bear ‘Grills’ Experience @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Bear ‘Grills’ Experience @ Fordhall Organic Farm
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Bear 'Grills' Experience @ Fordhall Organic Farm | England | United Kingdom
Bear ‘Grills’ Experience – Can you survive in the wild?! If bear can do it why can’t you! Come along and test your…
10:00 am Clay Oven Building @ Fordhall Farm
Clay Oven Building @ Fordhall Farm
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Clay Oven Building @ Fordhall Farm  | England | United Kingdom
Learn from expert Bex Syrett to gain the skills to be able to build your own Clay Oven at home. The day experience…
Education Visits
Become a Landlord at Fordhall Organic Farm

2018 Events & Activities

We are planning 2018s events and activities calendar.
Send us your email address and we'll send you our events and activities list, and updates, as soon as we release them!

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

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 our volunteers, our adults with learning disabilities who attend our care farm, and the young people on our youth project. The porta cabins are draughty, cold and simply too small for the growing needs of our community.  Moreover, our educational visits are growing each year. We welcome schools from Market Drayton, surrounding villages and as far away as Wolverhampton. We offer memorable experiences that educate and inform the next generation and we want to do more. This Bunkhouse will honour Arthur Hollins legacy, both in its ecological construction but also in what it represents. A place that is built by the community for the community. This…

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…

Englands first yogurt producer

Fordhall Organic Farm Dairy Evidence

Arthur and May Hollins employed demonstrators to promote their dairy products in all of the large stores where their products were on sale.…

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…

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