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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

Oct
19
Fri
9:30 am Seedlings and Saplings – Parent/... @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Seedlings and Saplings – Parent/... @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Oct 19 @ 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…
Oct
26
Fri
9:30 am Seedlings and Saplings – Parent/... @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Seedlings and Saplings – Parent/... @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Oct 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…
Oct
28
Sun
5:00 pm Magic and Mystery – Traditional ... @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Magic and Mystery – Traditional ... @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Magic and Mystery - Traditional Shropshire Halloween @ Fordhall Organic Farm | United Kingdom
Calling all Witches, Ghosts and Fairies, you are all invited to attend a spooktacular party here at Fordhall Farm this Halloween. There will…
Oct
30
Tue
10:00 am Hogitats @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Hogitats @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Hogitats @ Fordhall Organic Farm | United Kingdom
Come and build your very own HOGITAT to take home and put in your garden to help conserve our native hedgehogs. Suitable for…
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

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…

David Proctor cutting wood saw hacksaw farm organic fordhall

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…

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