Updates

  • Sweet Chestnut at Fordhall

    It will be October on Monday and already the farm is showing signs of a golden autumn. The Sweet Chestnut trees are beginning to drop their fruit which is larger than normal this year but still not fully ripened. David…

  • Sharing Food by Anna Zimmerman (shareholder)

    Kitchen fun at fordhall organic farm

    Once upon a time, sharing food was an uncomplicated business – a way to foster unity and harmony. Families said grace before sharing a roast, banquets sealed peace treaties, and lovers played footsie beneath tables (fortunately some still do). Nations…

  • Thank You Fordhall – From Sami and Jolly

    Sami & Jolly Drawing Organic Farm

    To Fordhall Farm by Sami and Jolly We came to Fordhall farm for the straw bale bunkhouse building workshop. We really enjoyed staying here. It has been so much fun and we learnt so much. It was great that they…

  • Peacock Butterflies at Fordhall

    David Proctor cutting wood saw hacksaw farm organic fordhall

    I was helping Julie with a class of Y2 children from Abbey Hulton Primary School when we spotted a Peacock Butterfly on the Castle Hill area amongst the bluebells. I have done a little research about these butterflies. The adults…

  • Community Garden Volunteer Weekend

    Vegetable patch organic farming fordhall farm

    Over the extremely hot weekend of 19th and 20th May, I along with our other intrepid volunteers set out to make some improvements to our Community Garden. The wooden slats on our raised beds were badly in need of replacement.…

  • The splendour of Fordhall’s Flora

    Beautiful Shropshire views at fordhall organic farm

    Our Wednesday Care Farm group along with many of our farm visitors sing the praises of the splendid scene at our Forest School area on the site of our Ringwork and Bailey. The Red Campion (Silene dioica) and Bluebells (Hyacinthoides…

  • Straw Bale Bunkhouse – work is now underway!

    Traditional Straw Bale Bunkhouse at fordhall organic farm

    Work is now starting on our Straw Bale Bunkhouse! We need this new building as our existing porta cabins are simply inadequate for our volunteers, our adults with learning disabilities who attend our care farm, and the young people on…

  • Care Farming 2017

    On Wednesdays and Thursdays our Community Garden plays host to our band of people from around Market Drayton and outline areas. These very special people are part of our Care Farming Initiative at Fordhall Farm. (A Care Farm provides health,…

  • Fordhall Organic Farm Dairy Evidence

    Englands first yogurt producer

    Arthur and May Hollins employed demonstrators to promote their dairy products in all of the large stores where their products were on sale. Mr Gauden whose mother worked for Arthur and May back in the late 1950’s and 1960’s recently…

  • Our New Pond Dipping Platform

    On Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th February we had our first volunteer weekend of 2016. Our intrepid volunteers braved gale force winds and lashing rain to build a pond dipping platform. The platform will eventually be used by school parties…