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Open Farm Sunday 2019

Open Farm Sunday is this year on Sunday 9th June!


We will be open from 2-6pm. Free entry with activities for all ages. There will be opportunities to see the cattle and sheep, explore Eva's Organics Orchard and go on a farm tour.


Refreshments available from our Education Building


More details to follow



Congratulations to Andy, one of our Monday volunteers, who recently completed Level 2 ATV course at Newton Rigg College.  He came back full of confidence having passed the course and we're already making use of his new skills here on the farm!


The qualification was funded by The Edge - a partnership made up of Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership, the Education and Skills Funding Agency and the European Social Fund.  It's made a real difference to him and means that our staff are skilled and qualified.  


Northern Farmer Awards 2019

We are delighted that Susan has been awarded the Special Award for Care in the Farming Community from the NFA2019 presented by Denys Fell (Northern Farmer of Year 2018).


We are thankful to all our staff, volunteers and supporters who enable us to undertake the work we do; supporting people whilst running an organic, livestock farm.

Denys Fell (NFY2018) presents the award to Susan Aglionby and Julia Aglionby

our latest Resident...

We've discovered a tawny owl on the farm. It's wonderful to see it perch in the tree.


Lots of our visitors have enjoyed seeing the owl. We are enjoying the diversity of wildlife here on the farm.


With thanks to students from the University of Cumbria for their fantastic photos!

25th jubilee of tarraby

Over 25 years ago, Susan and husband Francis decided to plant a woodland at the edge of the farm.  Last summer was the 25th anniversary of the planting.  


We were delighted to welcome the Deputy Mayor and consort, Cllrs Bowman, to the event, as well as the whole of Houghton Nursery and School, work experience students from James Rennie and even a number of people from the village who had been at the original planting!


Susan baked a cake that served 200 and everyone took part in games and activities in the wood.  It was a fantastic morning.