Updates

  • 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…

  • Happy World Soil Day, Dad!

    Dad (the late Arthur Hollins) is our soil king at Fordhall. He noticed at a young age, the damage that chemical fertiliser, and the subsequent lack of organic matter, was doing to our sandy soils at Fordhall. Shortly after the…

  • Farmer Ben WINS British Farming Award

    HUGE Congratulations to Ben for winning the British Farming Awards this week. It wasn’t the glitzy London dinner gala it could have been. Instead he was snuggled on the sofa with the family, watching the awards online. As they announced…

  • Farmer Ben makes the final in prestigious British Farming Awards

    STOP PRESS! Farmer Ben makes the final in prestigious British Farming Awards Our wonderful farmer Ben Hollins has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award recognising his success and innovation in diversifying his business. Ben is one of four finalists in the British…

  • Why book a holiday in the Fordhall Farm yurt?

    Holidays give us often much-needed, precious time to switch off, relax, recharge our batteries and spend quality time with loved ones. Spending just a night or a few days in the yurt at Fordhall is a special place to do…

  • HAPPY 105th BIRTHDAY DAD!

    If Dad (Arthur Hollins) was alive today he would have reached 105 years old. He taught us so much about life, he taught Ben and I to be determined and to believe in our vision. Most importantly, Dad created the…