Come to our “Get Growing!” Autumn Open Day on November 9th. The first in a series of special hands-on open days we will run throughout the year.
After working up an appetite in the morning sowing broad beans and planting garlic cloves, we will enjoy a home-cooked three course lunch prepared from home-grown ingredients.
Then back to the vegetable garden for a guided tour, where you will also meet our ducklings (next year’s slug control in training!) and learn how to make your own quality compost, followed by free time to explore the rest of the farm at your own pace and finally an informal Q&A with tea and cake. We will then send you off with either a packet of our own saved vegetable seeds or a winter squash.
You will leave having gained some practical experience and hopefully be motivated to continue growing on your own garden/allotment/windowsill, and we will hope to see you back at the next open garden day in the spring!
This course will go through our whole farm rearing and dispatch process to show and explain how and why we are different to commercial farms.
Starting with day-old chicks we will walk and talk through how we rear our animals, then move on to the dispatch and cleaning of the birds and the butchery session.
We will show you how to truss a whole chicken, along with all the standard cutting styles, including portions (breast, drumstick, thigh, wings), curry peices and boneless. You will be provided with your own chicken to cut to your desired specifications and take home with you at the end of the session.
If you have a particular cut you would like to learn please include this in your comments at checkout.
Home-cooked chicken soup included, prepared from our own produce!
Suitable for ages 18+ due to the use of knives. We will be providing all the tools and clothing necessary.
Having learnt from last years success this should be even better with more ideas and clever techniques to make your pumpkin stand out!
Arrive at 10am to set up in cafe with your friends and family, choose your pumpkin and get carving! You can use our ideas and templates, or get creative and make your own personal designs.
Home-cooked pumpkin soup included, prepared from our own vegetables!
Suitable for all ages. Children must be supervised by parent/guardian at all times due to the use of knives and carving tools. We will be providing all the tools necessary. All pumpkin waste can be fed to the chickens at the end of the session.