Last Friday Fordhall took part in the Market Drayton Festival of Lights. This successful event had 53 stalls and 200 school children in a candlelit procession. Ben sold out of his sausages quickly due to high demand and Charlotte and Sophie made Tree King/Queen crowns with children, much to the amusment of passer-bys, laughing at the pair dancing around with a paper crown and bits of driend leaves and tinsel stuck to them.
Also this weekend, 8 volunteers got to grips with the hedges at Melverley Meadows and learnt how to hedgelay. They all throughly enjoyed themselves and left feeling enthused to learn and practice more.
Coming up, just around the corner, is the Christmas Ceilidh which is going to be a hoot! The event is being held at The Grove School in Market Drayton on Decemeber 7th at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 for shareholders and £12 for non shareholders and include a delicious Fordhall pork bap. The whole evening will be lots of fun, dancing to barn-dance style music with a live band and a Caller instructing us what to do. It is even worth coming along if you would prefer not to dance so you can giggle at us making mistakes…
In the more immediate future, we will be at the BBC Good Food Show this Wednesday to Sunday. Not only do we have a stand selling meat, books and shares for Christmas, but Charlotte is also giving a talk with Jimmy Docherty (of Jimmys Farm fame) everyday for 1 hour. Lucky her!
Don’t forget to keep checking the website for future events.