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Fordhall Organic Farm

Proud to be community owned


Come & Explore Us!

What is Fordhall 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)

Our Activities & Events

Feb
14
Thu
12:00 pm Valentines at Arthurs Farm Kitchen @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Valentines at Arthurs Farm Kitchen @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – Feb 16 @ 4:00 pm
Valentines at Arthurs Farm Kitchen @ Fordhall Organic Farm | Tern Hill | England | United Kingdom
Treat that someone special this Valentines with a delicious meal loving prepared for you by Head chef Nic using locally sourced and organic…
Feb
19
Tue
10:00 am Family Adventure Day – Tuesday 1... @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Family Adventure Day – Tuesday 1... @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Feb 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Family Adventure Day - Tuesday 19 February @ Fordhall Organic Farm | Tern Hill | England | United Kingdom
Half Term Fun!! Join us a family friendly outdoor adventure session. Learn how to build your own waterproof shelter out of woodland materials.…
Feb
20
Wed
10:00 am Wacky Woodworking Experience – W... @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Wacky Woodworking Experience – W... @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Wacky Woodworking Experience - Wednesday 20 February @ Fordhall Organic Farm | Tern Hill | England | United Kingdom
Join us for this unique opportunity to learn traditional woodworking skills using green wood. There will be opportunity to make an item to…
Feb
22
Fri
9:30 am Seedlings and Saplings – Parent/... @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Seedlings and Saplings – Parent/... @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Feb 22 @ 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…
Fordhall's Farm Shop
Education Visits
Become a Landlord at Fordhall Organic Farm

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!

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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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