Sheep Tales and Spring Banquet – Join us!

We will be hosting an evening of entertainment and great food next Saturday 9th May in memory of organic pioneer, the late Arthur Hollins and in tribute to all the hard work of our counties shepherds.

Looking after sheep, whether it be in the lowlands of the valleys or the hills of the Stiperstones and Long Mynd, shepherds form the backbone of some of Shropshire’s most iconic landscapes.

As beautiful as the grazing image is, the importance of sheep is not only aesthetic but also integral to the environment as well as to our social and economic heritage. They have shaped the culture of the region and maintained a way of life for many generations of families. This special evening will pay tribute to the hard work of these men and women with a comedic collection of true stories and memories taken from shepherds from across England.

Told by comedian and radio presenter Chris Eldon Lee and author Sally Tongue, these stories are sure to entertain ewe!

spring banquet fordhall farm

We are finding many ways to celebrate Dad’s philosophies of farming and nature in this his 100th year and we are really proud to be presenting this evening of Sheep Tales with a Spring Banquet. My favourite part of the five course menu is the Fordhall Hogget Platter, which includes a hogget leg slow cooked in hay, just as they would have done out in the fields years ago. Our chef, Nicola, has worked hard to create a menu which not only reflects the seasons, but uses them too. This means there are some foraged ingredients within the five courses, such as wild garlic, hawthorn leaves and dandelions – just as the sheep and shepherds would and still do have access too out in the fields.

Saturday evening will not only be an entertaining educational journey, but it will also provide some help hints on free food that we might also find in our own gardens. It will have you flocking back for more – sorry we couldn’t help the puns!ben hollins sheep at Fordhall Organic Farm Shropshire

Plus, all profits generated from the event will be invested in our Wild Play project which will commemorate Dad’s life by creating more free opportunities for play and interaction for visitors to the farm, this will include some giant chainsaw sculptures and a pond dipping platform for local schools, so every extra seat at this event will make a difference for the whole community.

All dietary requirements can be catered for including gluten free and vegetarians. Anyone interested in booking onto Sheep Tales or wanting more information should contact our office on 01630 638696

Tickets are £30 and include a five course menu as well as entertainment! How can you say no?!?