Updates

  • Social Prescribing Day – 10th March

    Social Prescribing Day is an annual celebration of social prescribing, recognising the UK wide community groups and projects which have kept us healthy throughout the pandemic and beyond. What is social prescribing? Social prescribing, also sometimes known as community referral,…

  • Charlotte joins Campaign for Community Power

    I am one of many community leaders supporting and leading a campaign for new legislation that will give real legal powers to communities at a ground roots level through a new Community Power Act. Covid has shown what amazing things…

  • Spotlight on Seasonal Vegetables – Leek

    Over the next few weeks at Arthur’s Farm Kitchen and in the Farm Shop we will be celebrating the humble leek. Alongside garlic, onions, shallots and chives, Leeks come from the edible vegetable species Allium, which form part of the…

  • Spotlight on Seasonal Vegetables – Butternut Squash

    Nothing shouts AUTUMN quite like a squash and we seem to be heading into the season of plenty.  I love this time of year and in the UK we generally have an abundance of locally produced fruit and vegetables to…

  • Spotlight on Seasonal Vegetables: Fennel

    Over the next few weeks in Arthurs Farm Kitchen and the Farm Shop we are celebrating the fabulous Fennel. Chef will be including this multi-functional herb in many of his recipes, so I thought I’d share with you some of…

  • Big Butterfly Count 2021

    With weather that can only be described as ‘summer’ comes flowers in their full glory, and with the flowers come our little fluttery pollinator friends – butterflies. But they are not only good at pollinating, and of course being lovely…

  • Spotlight on Seasonal Vegetables: Beetroot

    The next vegetable that we are showcasing in Arthur’s Farm Kitchen and the Farm Shop is the Beetroot. Beetroot are like marmite, people either love them or hate them!  Hopefully by the end if this blog I will have persuaded…

  • Spotlight on Seasonal Vegetables – Sprouting Red Clover and Sprouting Radish

    This week at Fordhall Farm we are showcasing Sprouting Red Clover and Sprouting Radish.  I know that we have previously showcased Rainbow Radish but Sprouting Radish really does deserve it’s own showcase, read on and you will find out why.…

  • Spotlight on Seasonal Vegetables

    A new feature here at Fordhall Farm is our “Spotlight on Seasonal Vegetables”.  Every 2 weeks we will be picking a seasonal locally produced vegetable and showcasing it on our menu at Arthur’s Farm Kitchen in a variety of recipes…

  • Bird Boxes and Bird Song – International Dawn Chorus Day 2021

    At around four or five in the morning, when most of the human world is still fast asleep, the natural world sets off its own alarm clock. This alarm clock, however, is somewhat less abrasive than the one you or…