This event was hosted on the 10th June 2018. Middlewick hosted an Open Farm Sunday here in Glastonbury. This event involved our farm being open to the public to come along and enjoy.
Here is what we had going on:
A display of Birds of Prey by Pitcombe Rock Falconry
Cakes, Tea and Coffee by Wakey Cakey
Somerset Wine and Cider by Fenny Castle Vineyard
Ukuleles by Sonus Magus
Licensed Bar selling Glastonbury Ales
Ice Cream by Granny Gothards
Children’s Painting Activities by Thorndown Paints
Middlewick Plant and Flowers for sale
Middlewick Farm shop selling own produce, including home reared pork and lamb.
Music, juggling, oh and did we mention the animals and the tractors!
We welcomed visitors from 11am – 4pm with the BBQ running from 12-3pm.
Our Farm shop was open all day selling drinks and snacks.
Entrance to the was free but donations were welcome as we are raising money for local Glastonbury charity Children’s World. If you want to read more about what they do here is a link: Children’s World Charity
LEAF Open Farm Sunday is the farming industry’s national open day.
LEAF which stands for Linking Environment And Farming is one of the farming industry’s biggest success stories. Since the first Open Farm Sunday in 2006, over 1000 farmers across the UK have opened their gates and welcomed people onto their farm for one Sunday each year. It is a fantastic opportunity for everyone, young and old, to discover at first hand what it means to be a farmer and the fabulous work they do producing our food and managing the countryside.
Here at Middlewick we are what is called a smallholding. We have a few sheep, goats, pigs, horses and chickens. We also have vegetable and flower gardens which we harvest to sell in our on-site farm shop. Our 30 chickens provide eggs for the shop. We also sell lamb and pork from our home reared animals. Our neighbours have beef cattle and sheep so we sell their home reared meats as well in our Farm shop.