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.

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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.

Food in your community – share your views

colourful beansIt’s almost five years since we ran a community research project in Newsome to find out how people feel about food growing. You might have filled in one of our questionnaires at the time.We’ve now started a new survey to find out what’s changed over the past five years.

Food is of course a part of all our lives, but what do you think about local food?

* Do you grow your own?
* Are you interested in cooking?
* What do you consider when choosing what food to buy?
* Does your household waste too much food?
* Do you want to sell homemade food?

These are just some of the questions in the ‘Food in your community’ survey which is running in March 2014. Please take part to share your views.

The survey asks questions about growing and eating local food, including what kind of activities you’d like to take part in and whether you’d like to be able to buy more locally grown food. It’s your chance to tell us what you wish for in Newsome and areas nearby – we’ll do our very best to act on what you tell us.


How to take part

> Take part in the ‘Food in your community’ survey online now

Please also pass this link on to your friends and neighbours.

The survey is only open for a short time, so please take part soon if you’d like to have your say. It will take up to 20 minutes to complete. There are three prizes on offer as a thank you for those taking part.

You can also look out for our team of fieldworkers from IbyD knocking on doors across the Newsome Ward (and in Almondbury, Honley and Netherton) who have paper copies of the questionnaire. This map shows where our team are working:

Map of food survey area (pdf)


This is a joint project between Growing Newsome, Kirklees Environment Partnership and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. We will use the results to help plan future activities in the local area. If you have any questions, please email growingnewsome@gmail.com

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