The Fold Farm

Growing healthy food in healthy soil

The Fold Farm provides fresh, seasonal fruit, vegetables and eggs straight into the Café and our Farm Shop. We also supply the local community via wholesale deliveries to other local farm shops, restaurants and caterers, and through the Fold’s Monthly Markets and the Hanley Swan market. We are just a few months away from full Soil Association Organic certification, although most of the farm has been certified organic for years.

Outside The Fold

The Farm, which is supported by dedicated volunteers, also runs as a Care Farm, providing meaningful work for people with particular needs in a safe, supported environment. Participants develop confidence, skills and independence whilst working with the Farm team. For more information about the Care Farm please visit here

We treasure the land. We have always farmed organically, use minimal tillage methods, and make a lot of compost – if anything’s left on your plate in the Cafe it’ll go back to the soil! We value biodiversity; creating habitats for wild creatures where we can, providing a safe place for honeybees to thrive, and growing lots of companion plants which benefit pollinators. We use mesh covers to protect crops from butterflies and moths rather than spraying insecticides, spend hours weeding rather than use herbicides, and try to use clever crop rotations and variety choices to prevent diseases rather than using chemical remedies to treat them. Our polytunnels to enable us to provide fresh food all year round, but we don’t heat our covered areas.

We believe in farming small and smart, without big machinery or lots of fossil fuels.

We have expanded our production this year to a new field at the top of the track by the carpark, and the longer established ‘care farm’ area is visible from the gate at the bottom of the track. Feel free to have a look over the gates, and talk to us if you see us!

Want to get involved?

Do you have an interest in organic food production? Why not consider volunteering?

Visit our Volunteering page to find out more.

Contact Us:

Tel: 01886 833633 or email farm@thefold.org.uk for more information.

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