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Tamarisk Farm Annual Open Day is back- Sunday 29th August 2021

A twist on our annual open day for these times of Covid, we are having a “by appointment only” open day with morning and evening tours.

They both follow the same format –

Morning session:

  • 10am market garden walk
  • 11.30am tea and cake
  • 12noon farm walk;

Afternoon session:

  • 1.30pm market garden walk
  • 2.30pm tea and cake
  • 3pm farm walk

The shop will be open throughout the day as well for any beef, lamb, mutton, sheepskins, flour, grains, knitting wool or eggs you might need.

Please book so that we know how many to expect. each session is limited to 30 people. We look forward to seeing you there!

Please note that these links will take you to the EventBrite website.

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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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Biochar Bonfire Night – Saturday 27th October 2018

An evening of fire, food and fun!

Join us for the chance to learn about Biochar: the latest and oldest soil-improvement you’ve never heard of. We’ll show you how to easily make this special kind of charcoal, and what it can do for your garden.

Advantages of Biochar:

  • Less watering
  • Less disease
  • Suitable for all soil types
  • Up to 30% better yields
  • Long lasting, never needs reapplying
  • Locks climate-damaging CO2 in the ground

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Knitting and Wool – Saturday 6th of October

To coincide with British Wool Week and the Campaign for Wool, a join us for a walk and talk showcasing our beautiful organic knitting wool.

From the middle of the 13th century the wool trade was the primary source of wealth in England. It generated the capital to build the magnificent stone churches in Somerset and formed the basis for international trade and in due course to the development of the British empire and colonies. With the recent resurgence of interest in natural fibres and in the crafts of knitting, crochet and felting this is a lovely opportunity to find out about wool and reconnect with our history.

With 5 different traditional breeds of sheep (Dorset Down, Shetland, Hebridean, Jacob and Herdwick) we now sell balls of organic wool in many natural colours and 4 thicknesses, as well as the excellent lamb and mutton. We will meet the sheep in the fields,

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The Importance of Bread – Sunday 16th of September

Discover the story of our flour, from soil to sandwich. See the wheat and rye growing in the fields to tasting samples of the finished loaves, with a demonstration of the milling process in between.

We have been milling and selling our organic stone-ground flour to home bakers for about 20 years now – come and see how it is grown and prepared and share ideas for using it. Flour will also be available to buy from the shop.

The walk will last between 2 and 3 hours, and will include a cup of tea to finish. Children will be welcome; it will not be arranged specially for them but they will have plenty of space and their questions, like yours, will always be addressed. Dogs may come if calm and on a lead, but this walk is less suitable for them. As always we will try to accommodate anyone with

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Open Day – Sunday 26th August

Once again, we would like to invite you to 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 Continue reading “Open Day – Sunday 26th August”
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Spring Tide Festival – 19th and 20th May

The National Trust’s annual show case of local produce, makers and artisans, at Hive Beach in Burton Bradstock. We are happy to be invited back and will have a selection of our produce on display and for sale, as well as tasters of our bread and – first time ever  – some cake for you to try, all made with our own flour.

Sunday 20th and Monday 21st May from 10am-4pm. Free parking for National Trust members at Hive Beach. £2 entry per person including National Trust members, under 12s are free (all money raised is spent on conservation work at local National Trust sites.) Dogs allowed on the lead. See the National Trust website here for more information.

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