June

As summer gets into the swing of things, we are following suit and gearing up for another alfresco season! We learned a lot last year and spending as much time out in the fresh air as we possibly can was certainly one of them. We are lucky to have our flower garden...

May

The biggest news for this month is that we have welcomed guests back into The Barn again for breakfast and lunch! We managed to open just for a couple of weeks in October before the second lockdown and since then, it has been our takeaway hub. It’s so nice to get the...

February

It was hard to see past the doom and gloom of January. Another national lockdown, grey skies, storms, a flurry of snow and more than enough rain thank you very much. There is, however, a definite sense of a light at the end of the tunnel as we head into February. The...

Christmas & New Year Opening Times

We're heading towards the end of quite a year here at Hartley and indeed for everyone. Thank you to everyone for your support through the year and for your Christmas orders. Our order book is now closed for Christmas with some availability left for collections on New...

The Perks of a Local Christmas

As a farmer and a food lover, I'm a firm believer that when it comes to meat, in particular, eat local where you can, but always eat British. We are a nation built on the solid and rich heritage of great British food and farming. There is very little reason to go...
October

October

Well, here we are heading towards the end of another year already. This is certainly the business end of the year for us in the farm shop and all of the efforts in planning and preparation over the la...
September

September

September at Hartley Farm Darkness has started to set in earlier in the evenings but the trade-off has been some picture-perfect autumn scenes at the beginning and end of the day. The sloes and damson...
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...
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...
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 be...
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 sh...
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 y...
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 fee...

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