Somerset folk are next month (June, 2019) invited to browse our Craft Fayre as part of our Open Farm Sunday event.
We are taking part in the event, which is the farming industry’s national open day, on June 9 and as part of the event we will have 19 crafters on-site selling their wares.
Last year the Craft Fayre was a huge hit, so we decided to organise it again this year. People will be able to browse and buy a variety of items ranging from wooden gifts, cushions, handbags, jewellery, cider and homewares all handmade with love by local, talented craftspeople.
There will also be a free activity trail and hands-on craft activities for children. Light refreshments including cake, biscuits, juice, tea and coffee will be on offer in return for a donation to our Charity of the Year, Children’s Hospice South West and we will also be hosting a raffle on its behalf. Our team will also be on hand during the day to answer any questions people might have about our farm.
People who come along can take the opportunity to walk our Christmas tree plantations and see the trees mid growth when they are a pale green colour. Visitors will be able to stroll through our woods and bring a picnic to enjoy by our lakes. Open Farm Sunday is a fantastic opportunity for everyone, young and old, to discover first-hand what it takes to run our Christmas tree farm.
Open Farm Sunday, managed by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), is one of the farming industry’s biggest success stories. Since the first Open Farm Sunday in 2006, more than 1,600 farmers across the UK have opened their gates and welcomed 2 million people onto their farm for one Sunday each year.
We’re based on 40 acres and a woodland runs the length of the plantations, either side of a stream. This area is home to a multitude of plants and wildlife, in particular rare lesser spotted orchids, deer and occasionally otters.
People who visit us on Open Farm Sunday will be able to find out all about how we farm Christmas trees and also how we help and attract wildlife.
Representatives from Somerset Wildlife Trust, which is a conservation charity that stands up for wildlife in Somerset, will also be in attendance during the day.
Styles Farmhouse Ice Cream, which is based in Minehead and has been making ice cream for more than 30 years, will be with us for our Open Farm Sunday event with its Styles’ Freezer Bike for people to purchase a selection of flavours.
People who attend will also be able to take some free Christmas tree mulch away with them to use on their own gardens. Mulch helps soil retain moisture and suppress weeds. People are asked to bring a container or bag to pop their mulch into to takeaway.
We will be open for LEAF Open Farm Sunday on June 9 from 11am until 4pm.