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Fordhall Organic Farm

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Fordhall Organic Farm, in Market Drayton, north Shropshire, is England’s first community-owned farm following a high profile campaign in 2006. At the time over 8,000 people across the world supported siblings Charlotte and Ben Hollins to save their family home. Now owned by the community and farmed by Ben Hollins, Fordhall is a wonderful example of community spirit and real organic farming.

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A Place in the Sun

Fordhall Organic Farm is free to visit. We aim to show that small-scale farming, connected to the local community, offers a viable way of life for generations to come. The farm has been chemical free for over 65 years, and we rear cattle, sheep and pigs on an outdoor extensive grazing system.

As England’s first community owned farm we offer a day out for the whole family with Farm Trails, Farm Shop, and Arthur’s Farm Kitchen café (fully open from 18th May 2021 for indoor and outdoor seating ).

You can even spend a magical glamping holiday here in our Shropshire-made Mongolian yurts. Our beautiful eco Straw Lodge is available to host your event or offer accommodation for larger groups.

We also run a range of events, volunteering activities, Youth Project and our Care Farm.

You can even become a shareholder of this wonderful farm, or gift a share to family or friends if you are looking for an ethical gift – find our more!

Opening hours:

Tuesday – Saturday: 9.30am – 5pm (Arthur’s Farm Kitchen from 10am – 4pm)
Sunday: 10am – 4pm

CLOSED Dec 24th 1pm – 1st January

Contact us:

Office (for cafe bookings and enquiries about visiting, yurts, events, volunteering and projects) – Tel: 01630 638696 | Email: project@fordhallfarm.com

Farm Shop/Butchery – 01630 317531  | Email: shop@fordhallfarm.com

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

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