On 9th June, farms all over the country will open their gates for LEAF Open Farm Sunday 2019. In the village of Stanford with Orleton, two local farms have joined forces to give visitors a unique experience of the variety of Teme valley farming; from lambs and calves, hops and apples to a brewery and ‘pop-up’ bar.
In the morning at Noverton Farm visitors will be able to meet the calves and lambs and see sheep dog and sheep shearing demonstrations. There will be plenty of fun photo opportunities with the animals and vintage tractors. David and Michelle Evington open their gates at 10am and the demonstrations will begin at 10.30 am and 11.30 am. The majority of the farmyard is accessible to wheelchairs but please drive right up to the farmyard rather than parking in the field. Teas and cakes available until 12.30 pm when the event closes.
The day continues just a mile away at Orleton Court, a traditional hop and cider apple farm. Here Tom and Amber Spilsbury have diversified into brewing their single estate craft lager ‘Tom Jones’ and run the ‘White Pheasant’ pop-up cellar bar which will be open throughout the afternoon. Farm tours will take in the brewery, the hopyards where hops are grown for Timothy Taylor’s Landlord, the hop picking and drying machinery and the orchards where apples are grown for Robinson’s cider. Hot food will be available when gates open at 12.30 pm. Tours begin 1pm and 3pm.
For more information call Michelle Evington on 07894 747 807, Amber Spilsbury on 07966 294 032 or visit the LEAF Open Farm Sunday website farmsunday.org/visit-a-farm.
Admission is free of charge.