Tamarisk Farm Blog

A why, wherefore, and howto of an Organic family farm on the Jurassic Coast

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An Apple a Day (Bridport Times, October 2019)

We write monthly for the magazine Bridport Times. To see this article as originally published, view the pages on Issue.

Written by Ellen Simon

When we first came here in 1960, my father planted trees into a windswept landscape. He planted them to protect the gardens from wind and salt spray. In the places which would in the future be sheltered he then put apple trees. As the years went by, they became productive and, for as long as I can remember, we have had as many apples as we can eat from the end of July through to at least February.

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Shades of Green (Bridport Times, September 2019)

We write monthly for the magazine Bridport Times. To see this article as originally published, view the pages on Issue.

Written by Ellen Simon

As my eyes rest from work they fall on the fields and hedges, and what is within them and around them. Sometimes this is without attention and I see not the things which are there but the patterns they form in the colours of the season. We are in September which, to me, is part of the dark green phase of the year. For now, green is ubiquitous. Green is the colour of life and growth. It is the domain of the Green Man and it defines England’s pleasant land. Soon the green will start to depart and in preparation for that is becoming muted.

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Knitting Workshop for Beginners and Improvers – Sunday 27th October 2019

Back by popular demand, we’re running another knitting workshop!

Learn the basic techniques required for simple knitting projects, and how to recognise and correct mistakes. Choose one of a selection of simple winter projects to make from our organic undyed wool.

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Talking ’til the cows come home (Bridport Times, August 2019)

We write monthly for the magazine Bridport Times. To see this article as originally published, view the pages on Issue.

Written by Leila Simon

One of the things we feel strongly about is showing how we farm and why we believe in farming the way we do. We want people to understand how their food is produced. We want them to feel happy about it, and to use their buying power to encourage methods they approve of. It’s been said we actually get three votes a day on how the world around us looks and works: they’re called breakfast, lunch and dinner!

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Open Day – Sunday 25th August 2019

A belated addition to the website, but ’tis the time of year of our open day!

Visit us on the farm, discover what we offer and ask us any questions you have. Drop in for 10 minutes or 2 hours: join us just for a cup of tea and a chat or stay for a full farm walk and lunch.

  • There will be tours around the farm to see animals, crops and wildflowers
  • Adam will demonstrate the milling of our flour with bread samples to taste and recipes to discuss.
  • Ellen will be showing off the luxuriant sheepskins and our range of beautiful natural coloured knitting wools from our own sheep, and talking knitting.
  • Enthusiasts can walk around (and taste) the vegetable gardens with Rebecca and Rosie.
  • Produce will be available to buy, tea will be free and we will be selling food for lunch.

No booking needed and there is no charge for the day. Easy access for the disabled, but for those intending to explore with us please bring suitable footwear for uneven ground. Dogs are not encouraged but are welcome if calm and on a lead. Nothing is organised particularly for children but we like to see them. Plenty of parking space.

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