In light of the current coronavirus restrictions, we are all having to adapt our ways of living and working. Fortunately, our farm businesses have risen to the challenge and are delivering their produce locally.

Ash, Kate, Ellen and the trainees in Trill Farm Garden usually supply 3.5 tonnes of salad (plus a whole range of other seasonal organic vegetables) to local cafes and restaurants within 5-10 miles of the farm, but as all their usual buyers have had to close their doors, they rapidly changed both their cropping and business plans to distribute veg boxes locally. Their new veg box scheme had over 150 customers sign up in just 3 days, a testament to their incredibly high reputation and hard work. They are currently at capacity for local deliveries, but for more information and to be added to their waiting list, please visit their website.

The Old Dairy Kitchen usually caters for all the courses and events at the farm, as well as running weekly farm lunches, hosting feast nights and teaching cookery skills. With no visitors allowed to the farm, Chris, Anna and the ODK team are bringing the restaurant to local homes instead, offering meal deliveries on Fridays. As well as meals and family hampers, they are selling high quality produce from our local farms and friends, including Trill Farm eggs, Haye Farm meat, Dalwood asparagus, and fresh flowers from Meadowsweet Floristry. The produce available changes each week - visit their pop-up shop for more information and to order.

Thomas is still brewing his award-winning mead, and making arrangements for online orders as we write - we will update this post when it is available.

Finally, our online farm shop is open as usual, with orders posted out once a week. We still have plenty of our handmade soaps available, so you can keep calm and keep washing your hands. Visit the shop here.