Updates

  • William Panter: 8 Weeks at Fordhall [Part Two]

    Hello again 🙂 Three weeks ago, I told you of how I’ve settled in to the office here at the Fordhall Community Land Initiative; three weeks later, I can confidently give you a rundown of what’s been going on around…

  • Who ate all the pies?

    Since October 2011, the boys down in the butchery and farm shop have been creating some mouth-wateringly delicious pies, pasties and sausage rolls.  They started off with a plain pork pie and soon started being a bit creative. They now…

  • Real Ale at our Beer and Music Festival

    Ale: A fermented alcoholic beverage containing malt and hops, similar to but heavier than beer. 25 days to go and counting until our Beer and Music Festival – Im so excited! There is still a lot to do, but I have…

  • Fordhall Farm Beer and Music Festival!!

    There is less than a month to go until the 3rdannual Beer and Music Festival! It will be held on Saturday 1stSeptember, 11am-11pm.  We will have 17 different ales from 8 local breweries and live music from 9 local bands,…

  • William Panter: 8 Weeks at Fordhall [Part One]

    The idea of this blog is primarily to get my thoughts and experiences across to the public, but also, I hope this blog encourages more people to get involved in volunteering here. I’d never been here before, and as I…

  • Summer is finally here and the fun is only just beginning…

    Well, I can’t believe it is nearly August. Where has the year gone? We have done so much this year: apple grafting course, Easter activities, Spring Fair, AGM, Summer Fair, basket weaving courses, bread making courses, Dawn Chorus Walk, Supporters…

  • Jubilee Celebrations at RAF Cosford

    A few weeks ago, The Queen and The Duke made a visit to the Midlands. We were fortunate enough to be invited to take part in the jubilee celebrations at RAF Cosford on Thursday 12thJuly.  Ben took his 3 catering trailers…

  • Supporters BBQ a success and Moth Night tonight!

    Last weekend we held our Annual Supporters BBQ. Over 100 people from across the country attended. Some returning visitors and for some it was their first Fordhall experience. The lovely bunting donated by shareholders 2 years ago covered the farmhouse…

  • Seedlings and Saplings Playgroup

    Did you know that every Tuesday morning we run a parents and toddlers session between 9.30am and 11.30am?  The upstairs space above the tearoom is laid out with toys, teddies, games and crayons for toddlers to enjoy.  We’ve had a…

  • Summer Fair Success!

    Geoff Russell opening the event Despite the threats from the weather forecast, the summer fair went down a storm! (pardon the pun) . We had about 500 people who braved the weather to see what the day had in store.  Luckily…