Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Out of the Foggage
Fordhall Farm is managed by Ben and Charlotte Hollins, they live and work there as tenants. They took this venture over from their father Arthur Hollins who started in 1920's. The farm is located just outside Market Drayton.
Like the sign says, the farm is owned by many people that bought shares to keep the farm alive.
The farm is certified organic and follows the principles of permaculture. Soil management is the key for a farm, proper soil health negates use of chemicals. They raise the animals as near to natural conditions as possible. The animals mature more slowly than more modern methods. The animals live a happy life and that leads to a better product.
If you can't make it to the farm and walk the guided trail, here are some links to learn the finer details:
I bought some sausages at the farm store and made special bangers and mash with the chestnuts I bought in Market Drayton.
Bangers and Potato/Roasted Chestnut Mash w/ Brandy Gravy