Hempsals Community Farm is a community growing scheme where committed members bring together a variety of skills and ideas to share in the both the risks and benefits of the harvest. We have 5 acres of farmland that we use for growing fruit and vegetables and keeping pigs, goats,sheep, turkeys, geese, chickens, ducks and bees. Our members receive fresh food from a known source, benefit from fewer ‘food miles’, less packaging and ecologically sensitive farming with improved animal welfare and are able to participate in all aspects of food production without having to take on sole responsibility for such a wide range of produce. Surplus produce such as pork, Christmas geese and turkeys, honey, etc. is also sold to ‘Friends of the Farm‘. To keep up to date with the goings on at the farm, please read our farm blog or take a look at our Facebook page. You can also follow us on twitter: @HempsalsFarm
In addition to being a working farm, we are also a great community and educational resource, providing a place for schools and other community groups to visit and learn about sustainable farming. Our ‘hatching in schools’ programme brings a taste of the farming life directly into the classroom. Our main grower, Ben, gives talks for all ages, from pre-schools to care homes, about the many different facets of life on the farm. These talks can be accompanied by a slideshow or a visit from some of our animals. Finally, we can come to you with our mobile farm providing a valuable teaching opportunity or unforgettable party entertainment!