About Harvest Barn Farm Shop
Stephen & Lynn Briggs opened Harvest Barn Farm Shop at Whitehall Farm in January 2018. They have been farming at Whitehall Farm since 2007 & are first generation farmers with a passion for quality local food & wildlife.
The 250 acre farm grows cereals, vegetables and fruit crops. The farm is a certified organic farm. The oats they grow are certified gluten free.
They hold a Higher Level Stewardship Scheme (HLS) agreement with Natural England. The farm has over 25 acres of wild flowers, pollen & nectar rich species, rough grasses and wild bird food, along with ‘scruffy’ ditch & field edges which are a Haven for wildlife.
In 2009 they planted 4500 apple trees as part of the UK’s largest Agroforestry system (growing trees & crops in the same fields). This helps improve our soil & benefits biodiversity, ecology & wildlife.
There are always Bees & Earthworms working hard on the farm to help us and our staff with our job as farmers.
Many of the salads, vegetables & flowers are from the farm grown by Joel our on site market gardener. You can follow his progress on his blog (Rodker’s Journeys) and see the market garden for yourself when you enter Muddy Boots Farmyard.
Our new play area and coffee courtyard is now open, with big and little play equipment, as well as access to the paddocks & market garden. Come along on 15th December to meet Santa for a day of festive fun!
What’s happening this month?
It’s Christmas!! The tinsel is up, as is the lights. We’re well stocked with booze & the tree is on it’s way. What more do we need?
We’re now well stocked with all the Christmas goodies you need this festive season. Everything from gin & chocolates, to bespoke hampers & turkey roasting kits. You can also now pre-order your turkeys, vegetable boxes & deli meats for the big day – just request an order form in store or email firstname.lastname@example.org to have one sent to you.
On the farm, the winter crops have been planted and we’ll soon be hand weeding them. This years apples have now been pressed, ready to be sold as our delicious apple juice. We’ll soon be pruning the trees ready for next year.
Paco has now been joined in his pen by Baby Leo & his mummy who is thrilled to be reunited with him. We’re also prepping the animals for the cold winter ahead, wouldn’t want them to get chilly now would we?