Stirley Farm Food Festival – 4th September 2016

Stirley Food Festival 2016

Stirley Farm Food Festival
Sunday 4th September 2016
11am to 7pm

Join us for this very popular annual food festival. It’s a day of food, fun and celebration on our local wildlife-friendly farm.

There will be games, crafts, stalls and more to keep all the family entertained. Come see how the farm is developing and taste some delicious home grown food.

You can pick up some locally grown goodies from the Growing Newsome stall, including jams and other preserves made from fruit and vegetables grown in Newsome and donated by local volunteers and friends.

 

Stalls and activities on the day include:

jam stall

  • Local food and crafts
  • Beer and cider tent
  • Cocktails and live music
  • Stalls from local producers
  • Veg from the farm available to eat
  • Cookery demonstrations
  • Crafts local to the area
  • Fun activities for children
  • Music and beer in the marquee until 7pm

The festival is a drop in event and admission is free. There are charges for some activities and for food and drink.

Stirley Food Festival 2016 poster (PDF)

Cows in a field on a sunny day

Venue location

Stirley Community Farm
off Hall Bower Lane
Berry Brow
Huddersfield
HD4 6RP

Grid reference
SE147136


Organised by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust


 

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Christmas Craft Market – 28th November 2015

Christmas jam stall

Berry Brow Christmas Craft Market
Saturday 28th November 2015
From 10am to 2pm

Newsome South Methodist Church, Birch Road, Berry Brow HD4 7LP

Looking for some homegrown gifts for Christmas? Come along to our stall at the Christmas Craft Market in Berry Brow to choose from 20 different types of preserve, all made with fruit or vegetables grown in Newsome. Our seasonal treats include Christmas gift boxes, plus lots of individual jams, fruit jellies, pickles and chutney. We’ll also have some little stocking fillers and a selection of good quality books from our friends at the Reading Circle.

The craft market features many stalls with handmade or unique gifts. Stalls include: jewellery, confectionery, children’s gifts, books, handmade cards and gifts for pets. Refreshments are available.

There’s a small entry fee, in support of Berry Brow Carnival.

We hope to see you there.

Christmas Craft Market 2015 (pdf)

 

Autumn Gathering – Saturday 17th October 2015

Love local food?
There’s lots for you to enjoy at this event…
basket of vegetables, fruit and flowers

Autumn Gathering

Saturday 17th October 2015
10am to 1pm

Newsome Scout Hall
Newsome Road South
Huddersfield HD4 6JJ

 

Jam, pickles, chutney and other goodies made from fruit, vegetables and herbs grown in Newsome.

Kids craft activities – get creative in our craft corner.

Reading Circle book stall (with all sorts of books).

Recipes  and tasters – find out what you can make.

Produce swap – please bring along anything you’d like to share.

Tea, coffee and home made cakes available.

Information about local volunteering, events and activities.

Jam jar amnesty – clean, small jam jars (1 Ib or less) are welcome.

 

garlicAutumn Planting:

Autumn planting vegetables for you to take home – including a great selection of garlic, onions, shallots, seeds and overwintering greens.

Protect your plants – good quality plant protection fabric on sale by the metre.

 

Souper Soups:
served from 12 noon to 1pm

Enjoy a choice of seasonal soups for lunch at the Scout Hall, made with local vegetables and served with a selection of fresh local breads, followed by a hot pudding made with local fruit.


hedgehogHow you can help:

  • Display a poster:
    Autumn Gathering poster (PDF)
  • Bring something for the cake stall.
  • Bring along the rest of the family or bring a friend.
  • Please get in touch if you’d like to come along and help out on the day.

 

Organised by Growing Newsome

 

Stirley Farm Food Festival – Saturday 19th September 2015

Stall at Stirley Farm open day
Stirley Farm Food Festival 

Saturday 19th September 2015
11am to 7pm

Join us for this very popular annual food festival. There will be games, crafts, stalls and more to keep all the family entertained. Come see how the farm is developing and taste some delicious home grown food.

You can pick up some locally grown goodies from the Growing Newsome stall in the Cr8 Barn, including jams and other preserves made from fruit and vegetables grown in Newsome and donated by our fabulous volunteers and friends.

Stalls and activities on the day include:

  • Local food producers
  • Cookery demonstrations
  • Stirley Beef Barbeque and salad bar
  • ‘Offally Good Grub’ stall where you can sample the more exotic cuts of beef
  • Veg from the farm available to eat
  • Fun activities for children
  • Barbeque, music and beer in the marquee until 7pm

The festival is a drop in event and admission is free. There are charges for some activities and for food and drink.

 

Directions to Stirley Farm

The Stirley Farm Food Festival will be in and around the farmyard, near the junction of Lady House Lane and Hall Bower Lane.

By Car:
There are no car parking facilities on site so we would recommend visitors wishing to drive to the event park at Castle Hill and walk down to the event. Follow signs to the event on the day.

By Public Transport:
The nearest train station is Berry Brow. The farm is a 10 minute walk from the station via public footpath. Follow signs to the event on the day.
Plan your journey

By Foot:
Stirley Farm is accessible via public footpaths by a number of routes. Signs will be in place on the day to direct visitors to the event.

Planet Festival – Saturday 5th September 2015

Planet Festival

Planet Festival
Saturday 5th September 2015
From 1pm to 4pm
In Greenhead Park, Huddersfield

Come and support the Planet Festival in Greenhead Park. Huddersfield Friends of the Earth have organised a fun-packed afternoon with lots to see, hear, learn and enjoy. There will be over 20 stalls, including Growing Newsome, plus music, short films, dance, children’s activities and a speakers corner. Have a look at the Planet Festival Programme (PDF) for more details.

Visit our Growing Newsome stall:

  • Find out how to get involved with community food growing in Newsome
  • Pick up tips on eco-friendly food growing
  • Choose from our freshly made seasonal preserves – all home grown and home made, with fruit and vegetables donated by our volunteers and friends
  • Hear about our volunteering opportunities

Planet Festival mapYou’ll find us in the field below the model railway from 1pm to 4pm.

Also look out for opportunities to support climate campaigns through petitions and local activism.

Check out the Planet Festival Programme (PDF) for details of where to find all the activities on the day.

 

Here’s why Huddersfield Friends of the Earth have organised this fantastic festival:

Now more than ever we need to stand up for the climate. For nearly 30 years we have been told we have to decrease carbon emissions to limit global temperature increases to under 20C. This has not happened and we are now on track to global temperature increases of 40C + by the end of the century, causing more and more extreme weather events such as flooding, storms, sea level rise, droughts, food shortages.

Find out more on the Huddersfield Friends of the Earth blog

 

Christmas Craft Market – 29th November 2014

Christmas jam stallBerry Brow Christmas Craft Market
Saturday 29th November 2014
From 10am to 2pm

Newsome South Methodist Church, Birch Road, Berry Brow HD4 7LP

Looking for some homegrown gifts for Christmas? Come along to our stall at the Christmas Craft Market in Berry Brow to choose from 20 different types of preserve, all made with fruit or vegetables grown in Newsome. Our seasonal treats include sweet pickled pears, lots of jams, fruit jellies and green tomato chutney. We’ll also have some little stocking fillers and a selection of good quality books from our friends at the Reading Circle.

The craft market features many stalls with handmade or unique gifts. Stalls include: jewellery, confectionery, children’s gifts, handmade cards and gifts for pets. Refreshments are available.

There’s a small entry fee, in support of Berry Brow Carnival.

We hope to see you there.

Christmas Craft Market 2014 (pdf)

 

Stirley Farm Open Day – Sunday 19th October 2014

Stall at Stirley Farm open day
Stirley Community Farm Open Day

Sunday 19th October 2014
11am to 3pm

Join us for this very popular annual open day. There will be games, crafts, stalls and more to keep all the family entertained. Come see how the farm is developing and taste some delicious home grown food.

You can pick up some locally grown goodies from the Growing Newsome stall in the Stirley vegetable garden, including jams and chutney – and see our veg beds.

Stalls and activities on the day include:

  • Local food producers
  • Highland games
  • Hog roast
  • Treboom Brewery selling their ‘Myricale’ brew, which raises money to support the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
  • Veg from the farm available to eat
  • Children’s craft activities
  • Local band to entertain!

The open day is a drop in event and free of charge.

 

Directions to Stirley Farm

The Stirley Farm Open Day will be in and around the farmyard, near the junction of Lady House Lane and Hall Bower Lane.

By Car:
There are no car parking facilities on site so we would recommend visitors wishing to drive to the event park at Castle Hill and walk down to the event. Follow signs to the event on the day.

By Public Transport:
The nearest train station is Berry Brow. The farm is a 10 minute walk from the station via public footpath. Follow signs to the event on the day.
Plan your journey

By Foot:
Stirley Farm is accessible via public footpaths by a number of routes. Signs will be in place on the day to direct visitors to the event.

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