Events and Education Programme

We are really pleased to be running a whole range of Farm Visits, Food Workshops, Creative Workshops, Film Shows, Events and more for the community of Okehampton and beyond.
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June 2017

Crowdfunding Event at Harvest Farm Shop – Beeswax Bees!!

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Crowdfunding Campaign

We are holding fundraising Saturdays at the Harvest Farm Shop. Pop in for delicious cakes and to find out more about our plans. Today you can make a Harvest Worker bee out of beeswax!

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Okehampton Festival of Food and Music

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This festival is a great mix of interesting stalls and activities along with some fantastic music. We will be linking the seasonal food of the Harvest Farm Shop with some interactive food explorations! We'll also be supporting Okehampton Primary School on their quest for their Gold Food for Life award. More information nearer the time.

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September 2017

Harvest Launch

September 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Harvest Launch

Official opening of our farm shop Launch of our exciting education programme Thanking all our wonderful supporters Come and enjoy seasonal & organic nibbles, drinks and music This is a free event open to all our customers and supporters

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Hilltown Organics Farm Visit

September 10 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Come to see the farm and go on a guided walk across the fields. We will look at our no-dig raised beds and the agroforestry system as a whole

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Taw River Dairy Farm Visit

September 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Come and walk the farm with Sam and Katie and find out how they farm naturally and sustainably to produce fantastic milk.

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Introduction to sourdough bread making

September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Going through the sourdough process from ‘starter’ to a finished loaf we will make a wheat loaf and rye loaf to take home. No previous experience necessary for this class.

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Introduction to Fermentation Workshop

September 30 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

We will be looking at the fermentation process and get hands-on making sauerkraut (fermented cabbage) and water kefir (fermented drink). You can take home a jar of sauerkraut and the necessary kefir grains to make this delicious drink!

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October 2017

Unlikely Heroes – Photographer Talk

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Walter Lewis will be introducing his exhibition of photographs documenting his journey around local sustainable food production in England and Wales. There will be seasonal light refreshments.

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Silent Haven Visit

October 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This visit will introduce you to the very light touch and sensitive way of landworking that takes place at Silent Haven.

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In Our Hands – A film from the Landworkers’ Alliance

October 20 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

In Our Hands explores a quiet revolution that is transforming the way our food is produced and distributed.

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Pricing We have tried to keep prices as affordable as we can whilst ensuring that everyone is paid a fair rate for their work. Most activities feature a reduced rate thanks to the kind support of Okehampton United Charities. If you can't afford the full rate please buy a ticket at the reduced rate. Do get in touch if cost is a problem.

Access We are running minibus transport from Okehampton to out of town locations. Let us know if you would like to use this.

We do hope you enjoy what we are doing and if you are interested in a food and farming activity and can't see it here just let us know and we'll see what we can do.

A very Big Thanks to Okehampton United Charities for supporting this programme.