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August

August

Last month we bought a new (old) member of the family back to the farm in the shape of our 1953 Fordson Major Tractor. As a special feature, I thought I’d ask my father Richard to write this month’s blog and share his memories of the great machine when he was growing...
July

July

July has certainly had more of a Summer’s feel to it compared to a very wet June. With the kids breaking up later in the month all hands have been on deck to bring a new feel to our outdoor areas to make use of the sunshine and the long lazy (for kids that is) days....
June

June

I always challenge myself not to start our monthly blog with any reference to the weather, but alas once again I will fail. My interest in what the weather is doing and how the grass is growing has been developing at an unhealthy rate over the last few years and those...
May

May

This month has been a busy month for us as the kind spring weather meant silage making began and the beginning of building up our feed stores for our cattle for next winter. The balance of rain and shine has made for great grass growing weather and with last summer’s...
April

April

This month we kicked off the year’s event’s calendar with our Spring Farm Open day. Thank you to everyone who came to the farm to see a little bit of what we get up to behind the scenes. We hope you managed to catch a glance of our new Tamworth piglets and also the...
Allotments available!

Allotments available!

New years resolution to eat healthier, exercise more, reduce your impact on the environment…? Why not start an allotment? February 1st is the start of our allotment year at Hartley Farm & this year we have a couple of vacant allotments for any keen gardeners...
A trip to see our turkey farmer Stu from Castlemead Farm

June Haylage Making at Hartley Farm

Welcome to our first vlog! A hot dry June made this year’s first cut of grass a little easier to manage. In this video we cover the mowing, raking, baling and wrapping of our haylage bales to begin squirrelling away our livestock feed for the winter. I hope you...
NATURE NOTES PART ONE

NATURE NOTES PART ONE

Welcome to Hartley Farm Nature Notes My aim is to give you an idea of some of the things you might see or find around the farm.  I hope you will find it interesting and informative, and hopefully feel inspired to go out and explore the farm and its surroundings. I...
What do you think of our Butcher’s Counter?

What do you think of our Butcher’s Counter?

Being livestock farmers for five generations, we take our meat very seriously. When we opened our farm shop back in 2008 our butcher’s counter really was our cornerstone, selling our own meat from the farm but also providing a marketplace for other local farmers too....
We have been nominated! Please help us WIN!

We have been nominated! Please help us WIN!

We have been nominated for Best Farm Shop/Deli in Wiltshire! Please help us win by clicking on the below link and scrolling down to the right category. It’s super easy, just a couple of clicks and you’re there… Welcome to the Muddy Stilettos Awards...
All that glitters is not gold.

All that glitters is not gold.

If you love trying new food then you’d love my job. You do however, have to be prepared to take the rough with smooth! Of the large quantities of samples suppliers thrust our way most are delicious and certainly fill the mid-morning hunger gap in the office....
We’ve Won Gold!

We’ve Won Gold!

We are ever so pleased to say that we have won a Taste of the West Gold Award for the fourth year in a row! Thanks to you lovely lot who make it all possible! We’ve also had the spotlight shone on a couple of our wonderful homemade items; Our sausage rolls have...
FIVE DAYS TO GO…

FIVE DAYS TO GO…

…Until our Spring Farm Open Day! Sunday 1st May, 10am-4pm If you haven’t already heard, this Sunday we will be opening our doors and showing you a side of the farm you may not have seen before! Book your tractor ride now to get your tour of the farm; meet...
Hartley Farm laid eggs take the shop by storm!

Hartley Farm laid eggs take the shop by storm!

We are so excited to be welcoming the lovely Matt and Louise, and their lovely brood of hens to Hartley Farm! You may have already noticed the beautiful rare breed eggs of New MacDonald Farm, for sale in our shop. And we love them so much we that have decided to...
Easter Opening Times

Easter Opening Times

We’re open on Easter Sunday this year! Normal bank holiday hours on Sunday & Monday though so we can go home and eat lots of chocolate eggs! We hope you all can come and say hello for a cup of tea and a hot cross bun or something involving the delicious...