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.

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

Jan
16
Tue
9:30 am Veganuary’ Month – January @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Veganuary’ Month – January @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Jan 16 @ 9:30 am – Jan 28 @ 4:30 pm
Veganuary' Month - January @ Fordhall Organic Farm
‘Veganuary’ with our Vegan dishes at Arthur’s Farm Kitchen – available on specials throughout all of January 2018!
Jan
22
Mon
9:30 am Parents & Toddlers – ‘Seedlings ... @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Parents & Toddlers – ‘Seedlings ... @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Jan 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Parents & Toddlers - 'Seedlings & Saplings @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Every Tuesday at Fordhall Farm is our ‘Parent and Toddlers’ Group – FREE!. In our secure and beautiful classroom there are various toys and activities to keep your children entertained, to learn about new sights, sounds and textures and to…
Jan
23
Tue
9:30 am Farmhouse Breakfast Week @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Farmhouse Breakfast Week @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Jan 23 @ 9:30 am – Jan 28 @ 4:30 pm
Farmhouse Breakfast Week @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Special offers on our ‘ALL DAY’ farmhouse breakfast options with new options to choose from
Feb
10
Sat
10:00 am Volunteer Weekend – Down On The ... @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Volunteer Weekend – Down On The ... @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – Feb 11 @ 1:00 pm
Volunteer Weekend - Down On The Farm @ Fordhall Organic Farm
Suitable for: 11+ (supervised) & adultsPrice: free of chargeMake new friends, learn new skills and get mucky on one of our volunteer weekends. Practical skills are helpful, but not a necessity, as long as you are willing to muck in…
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 childOnly 15 places availableBuild your own waterproof shelter out of woodland materials. Create your own fire from friction alone and toast your own marshmallows over the fire you’ve made and enjoy them sitting under your own…
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 childOnly 15 places availableBuild your own waterproof shelter out of woodland materials. Create your own fire from friction alone and toast your own marshmallows over the fire you’ve made and enjoy them sitting under your own…
Scarecrow Trail at Fordhall Organic Farm
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