The Surrey Farm, Food and Drink Festival 2015

PUBLISHED: 13:44 11 September 2015 | UPDATED: 16:46 22 September 2015

Sheep life at Hardwick Court Farm

Sheep life at Hardwick Court Farm

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Our county’s annual celebration of local farming and food production is back under the new banner of The Surrey Farm, Food and Drink Festival. Running from Saturday September 12 to Saturday September 26, it offers the chance to explore all that is grown, reared, brewed, baked or smoked in Surrey. Here’s our pick...

Discovering another side of Surrey farming at Merrywood FarmDiscovering another side of Surrey farming at Merrywood Farm

Originally published in Surrey Life magazine September 2015

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1 Saturday September 12: Meet rare breed pigs, sheep, goats, rheas, chicken and ducks at Wildcroft Rare Breeds near Guildford.

 

2 Sunday September 20: Visit the ‘Halliloo Longhorns’, the entirely grass-fed herd of contented cows roaming the North Downs, at Church Farm in Woldingham – which won ‘Surrey Life 2014 Food Producer of the Year’.

 

3 Thursday September 24: Explore the historic Hardwick Court Farm, in Chertsey, with its 15th century barn, heavy horses, cattle, sheep and vintage farm machinery.

 

4 Saturday September 26: View the watercress beds at Kingfisher Farm in Abinger Hammer and find out how this superfood was once a major Surrey industry.

 

5 Saturday September 26: Enjoy a great foodie experience at Village Greens Farm Shop in Ockley with a farmers’ market, tunnel tours, freshly-baked pizza and a hog roast.

 

6 Saturday September 26: Take a ‘walk on the wildside’ at Haslemere’s Imbhams Farm Granary with Surrey Wildlife Trust – and mill your own flour.

 

7 Saturday September 26: Meet the pedigree herd of Gloucestershire Old Spot pigs – the oldest breed of spotted pig in the world – at Merrywood Farm in Lyne.

 

• The Surrey Farm, Food and Drink Festival ends with Surrey Game and Country Fair at Loseley Park, Guildford, on Sunday September 27.

 

• For more information about individual tours, events and timings, see surreycountyshow.co.uk

 

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