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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.

Seedlings & Saplings at Fordhall Organic Farm
The Grazer Winter 2017 Advert

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

Fordhall Organic Farm Shop

Our Activities & Events

Feb
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Tue
12:00 pm Valentine’s – Eat In or Takeaway... @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Valentine’s – Eat In or Takeaway... @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm – Feb 18 @ 3:00 pm
Valentine's - Eat In or Takeaway - Fordhall Style @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Using the best local, organic and seasonal produce a romantic Valentine’s supper – either here in Arthur’s Farm Kitchen or to take to…
Feb
20
Tue
10:00 am Family Adventure Day (February H... @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Family Adventure Day (February H... @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Family Adventure Day (February Half Term) @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Age: 3+Price: £4 per child Only 15 places available – only a couple of places left! Build your own waterproof shelter out of…
1:00 pm Family Adventure Day (February H... @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Family Adventure Day (February H... @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Family Adventure Day (February Half Term) @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Age: 3+Price: £4 per child Only 15 places available. Build your own waterproof shelter out of woodland materials. Create your own fire from…
Feb
21
Wed
10:00 am Fordhall Forest Challenge – Can ... @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Fordhall Forest Challenge – Can ... @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Fordhall Forest Challenge - Can You Take It? @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Forest Challenge – Can You Take It?Come along and test your skills in our woods. Can you survive the slippery slack line? Make…
Scarecrow Trail at Fordhall Organic Farm
Function Room at Fordhall Organic Farm
Fordhall Farm Education Visits

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!

Landing Page Graphic Betty's Birthday Bash Landscape
Become a Landlord at Valentine's

News from Fordhall Farm

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…

Seedlings and Saplings Group every Tuesday

Every Tuesday at Fordhall Farm is our ‘Parent and Toddlers’ Group. In our secure and beautiful classroom there are various toys and activities…

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