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September newsletter

Updated: Oct 27, 2022

Two award nominations, farm shop seasonal specials, winter harvest planting, mini farmers club and more.

Exciting news - two award nominations!

We are delighted to announce that we are finalists for not one but two award nominations! The first is in the Best Rural Business category of the Uckfield Business Awards. The winner of this award will be announced on Thursday 29th September.

The second nomination is for the British Farming Awards: Diversification of the Year! The winner of this category will be announced on Thursday 20th October. Read about the 2022 shortlist here:

Farm shop seasonal specials

As we ease into the shooting season we are pleased to offer delicious local game birds in the farm shop this week. Please contact us to order your wild partridge or duck.

Venison lovers will be happy to hear that wild local venison is now back in season. Lean, high in protein and packed with B vitamins and iron, wild venison is a healthy choice too.

Our fantastic value Family Meat Box is available for just £22. and includes:

  • 4 pork chops,

  • 4 pork sausages (traditional, Toulouse or spicy),

  • 4 burgers (beef or venison),

  • 4 koftas or kebabs.

If all that's not enough to get you salivating, we also have our free range, home reared pork and local beef available and homegrown seasonal vegetables as the perfect accompaniment.

Winter turnips

Our fodder turnips are looking good in the autumn. We have cleared our oldest asparagus bed and replaced it with turnips which will feed the sheep when the grass runs out later this winter. They will be tucked up in the barn as they don't like the wet. They would be most put out having to graze a muddy turnip field. Luckily sheep are less precious and will enjoy something different to eat in the depths of winter!

Summer Mini Farmers Club

What a fantastic two weeks of Mini Farmers Holiday Club fun! Over 150 children enjoyed our farm learning how to care for our animals, build dens, herd sheep, forage, crop vegetables, make a bug hotel, learn where honey comes from and so much more. Safe to say, our Mini Farmers were fantastic, they learnt new skills, tried new things, were outside, had fun and were a great Mini Farmer team. For more information on what our mini farmers got up to, please see our dedicated blog post.

The learning doesn't stop here...

As we begin this academic year, we shall be updating our website with a range of educational events, groups and workshops for children and families that we have coming up. Currently, we have the following programmes running:

October Half Term Mini Farmers Club

Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th October 10 am -2 pm

Ages 7 - 14 years

Lunch included

Places are limited.

Home Ed Mini Farmers Sessions for children who are home educated run weekly during term time Ages 7 -11 years Tuesdays 9.30am - 12pm Price £20 Book your session

Ages 11 - 14 years Thursdays 9.30 am - 12pm Price £20

Mobile Farm

Our mobile farm is ready to go back out on the road following our school holiday break. If you know of a nursery, school, nursing home, Brownie or Scout Group that would enjoy either an educational or therapeutic visit from our friendly farm animals please do get in touch.

For younger children, we have our Dinky Farmer sessions. These are perfect for the pre-schooler that loves animals and includes activities such as egg hunting, animal feeding, grooming, cuddle time and crafts to take home too.

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