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 continue to offer 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.
The café is due to re-open for outdoor seating only for the period 13th-19th April inclusive (final week of Easter school holidays) After this they will open Saturdays and Sundays only for outdoor seating, to be reviewed mid May when we hope to be able to re-open indoor seating as per the proposed Government roadmap. In the meantime we will continue with our takeaway Sunday lunches, which need to be ordered by 5pm Thursday each week. We will continue to offer free delivery to anyone needing to isolate within the TF9 postcode. PLUS, there will be takeaway hot food, breakfast baps and drinks available from our Fordhall Grill Trailer each Saturday and Sunday 9.30-3pm.
Our Farm Trails and children's play area are free and 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 everyone's wellbeing. Hand sanitiser is available at the main gateway. PLUS, there will be takeaway hot food, breakfast baps and drinks available from our Fordhall Grill Trailer each Saturday and Sunday 9.30-3pm.
In response to the crisis, the charitable society that owns Fordhall (Fordhall Community Land Initiative FCLI) has 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 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. You can see our site risk assessment Covid 19 Risk Assessment Fordhall Organic Farm - Nov 2020
We are slowly navigating the safe operation of our services. This is an ever changing landscape, but at present: - yurts are reopening from 12th April 2021 - care farm is open to support adults with learning disabilities - volunteer placements are on hold during the period of lockdown unless supporting vulnerable people -Meeting spaces open for business use with restricted numbers - youth project supporting vulnerable young people continues - Wild Wellies Adventure Trails for toddlers is due to return from Friday 23rd April - Afternoon Amble continues to support those struggling with feelings of isolation or loneliness. As an outdoor socially distanced walk, this activity support group is Covid safe and limited in number. During lockdown access to this is through referral only. If you would like to know more, please get in touch.
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.