Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information

In line with the most recent Government advice about Coronavirus, we are providing the following information to visitors and customers on current services being offered at Fordhall Organic Farm. We would also like to sincerely thank everyone for their support. We have been overwhelmed with the response from our community - you have been amazing and we will continue to support you for as long as we possibly can.

Thank you!

Charlotte and Ben x

Our well-stocked shop, selling fresh meat, vegetables, eggs, bread, frozen meals and store cupboard essentials is open as normal from Tuesday – Saturday, 9.30am – 5pm and on Sunday 10am – 4pm. All surfaces and door handles are sanitised frequently and we are applying social distancing guidelines. Please note, we are accepting card payments only at this time. Our location
In addition to our national delivery service, to support our community we are now also offering a local delivery service. Customers can also order online and collect from the shop in a specified time slot. To take advantage of these options, visit https://shop.fordhallfarm.com/register/ to register as a customer.
If you are in a vulnerable group and would prefer us to bring your shopping out to your car to minimise contact with others, please call us beforehand on 01630 317531 – we are more than happy to help.
Arthur's Farm Kitchen has now re-opened fully Tuesday to Sunday only. We are open 10am - 4.00pm and pre-booking is preferred and advisable due to the limited tables we have available in order to adhere to social distancing. Sunday Lunches are back on the menu, with an offer of 1 child eats free with 1 full paying adult throughout October 2020! Call 01630 638696 to book a table, we will require all your contact details for Track and Trace. We will accommodate walk-ins if possible on the day but there are no guarantees! The team are also busy making takeaway meals which are being sold in the Farm Shop, as well as delicious takeaway Cream Teas.
Our Farm Trails are free and are open for visitors, from Tuesday – Saturday 9.30am – 4pm and Sunday 10am – 4pm. If social distancing is not practiced we will be forced to close the trails, but we sincerely hope this will not be the case, as we recognise how important green space and fresh air is to people’s wellbeing. Hand sanitiser is available at the main gateway and picnics on blankets are welcome.
In response to the crisis, we have established a Covid-19 board sub group to make speedy and appropriate decisions regarding the situation. This sub group (made up of key board members) has with full delegated decision making powers as confirmed by all Board members, until such time as government restrictions are lifted and it will keep in regular contact with the main board. The group will also ensure continuation of engagement with FCLI and the farm, and most importantly keeping in touch with YOU our supporters.
We are slowly navigating re-opening many of our services. This is an ever changing landscape, but at present: - yurts are fully open and we are also offering leisure breaks in our Straw Lodge (for up to 6 people) - care farm is opening with limited numbers - volunteer placements will resume from 3rd July - Arthur's Farm Kitchen café has reopened Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 4pm -Meeting spaces are now available for hire with appropriate COVID-19 measures in place, hourly rates start from £10 per hour. - youth project opened September 2020 - Wild Wellies toddler group has restarted every Friday morning in a revised socially distant format, Seedlings and Saplings toddler group remains closed but we intend to start a new 'baby cafe' from October 2020.
We sincerely appreciate all the support we receive in these challenging times. If you would like to support us we welcome new share purchases, donations, legacy pledges and subscriptions to The Grazer magazine. Contact our Membership officer Kate Bevan Wood on project@fordhallfarm.com or call 01630 638696 Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.30am - 2.30pm.
We are doing our best to keep in touch with you during this period. Ben is doing a fantastic job with regular videos on our Facebook page and Charlotte is regularly updating the blog on our website (see bottom of page).
If you have any queries, please get in touch. Shop: Tel – 01630 317531 | Email – shop@fordhallfarm.com Main Office: Tel - 01630 638696 | Email – project@fordhallfarm.com Please understand that due to many of our staff now taking leave or working reduced hours and the rest of our staff working extremely hard in the farm shop, our office capacity is limited. If you need to leave a message, we will get back to you as soon as we can.