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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 44.5
Persons: 10
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 29474
Country: England

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Last Updated: May 14, 2014

This is a 110 acre farm managed organically since 1976. The Cam Brook runs down the middle of the farm, and so does the Somerset Coal Canal! About 90% of the farm is grassland, and much of this is leased out to local farmers who use it for grazing or hay.

The Mill is at the eastern end of the farm and we are re-building and renovating it to generate electricity and for public functions. We host quite a few events during the year weddings, parties, workshops and courses on a wide variety of subjects. We have a market garden enterprise utilising six polytunnels and about 5 acres of land, an orchard and a soft fruit field, so there are a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, and salads, certified organic, and produced here all year round. 2011 was our first season pressing apple juice on site in our new hand-built and hand-operated wooden press. We also harvest hay and our willow withy beds are now home to over 3000 willow trees of 9 different varieties, for bio-fuel, hedging and fedging, purifying water and for weaving. We actively propagate and plant out native hardwood trees every year. We also operate a farm shop, in Picton Street, Bristol where much of our produce is sold.

We can accommodate helpers all year round, in our large farmhouse or in the outbuildings nearby, as there is always something to do here. Veg work, construction, DIY, decorating and improvements, hedge-laying, willow coppicing, orchard work, fruit field work, events, weddings and more.

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