Stirley Farm Food Festival – 30th September 2017

Stirley Food Festival

Stirley Farm Food Festival
Saturday 30th September 2017
11am to 9pm

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
  • Cookery demonstrations
  • Crafts local to the area
  • Kids tent with fun activities for children
  • Music and beer until 9pm

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 2017 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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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


 

Growing Newsome and Stirley Farm 2015 – a year in pictures

These pictures celebrate our past year of growing and sharing food together at the Growing Newsome community allotment, at Stirley Farm, and in lots of other places across our community. This year the Growing Newsome elves were finalists in the National Lottery Awards – a huge achievement for a small local group – and Stirley Farm appeared on BBC Countryfile. We have much to celebrate. Thank you to everyone who has stuck with us since the beginning, to everyone who has participated along the way, and those of you who may be our food growers of the future. Enjoy.

Oh, and we can’t look back on 2015 without saying farewell and thank you to our Toby. He even did the washing up before leaving :’-(
 

 
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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.

Hedgerow Heaven at Stirley Sunday – 5th July 2015

Stirley mini hedgerowStirley Sunday
Sunday 5th July 2015

from 10am to 1pm
Stirley Community Farm, off Hall Bower Lane, Huddersfield, HD4 6RP

Stirley Farm will be hosting ‘Hedgerow Heaven’ to celebrate wildlife and wild food in the hedgerows on our 240 acre farm. Take the kids on a hedgerow safari, make a mini hedgerow to take home, harvest elderflowers for cordial and enjoy home grown produce from the garden. We’ve a good weather forecast and the heady scent from the elderflowers isn’t to be missed!

Free entry. Small charge for activities and lunch.

Organised by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

Open Farm Sunday – 7th June 2015

A special event organised by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Stirley Farm herd

 

National Open Farm Sunday
Sunday 7th June 2015
from 10am to 3pm
Stirley Community Farm, off Hall Bower Lane, Huddersfield HD4 6RP

 
Join the team at Stirley Community Farm to discover how the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust are transforming 240 acres of grazing land to become a haven for wildlife, a vibrant education centre and a Gateway site for access to the countryside.

  • Meet our herd of Beef Shorthorn cattle
  • Sign up for our Beef Boxes
  • Pick your own summer salads in our veg garden and orchard
  • Taste our delicious home grown food
  • Join a guided tour of the Farm
  • Discover ways to help wildlife in your own gardens
  • Games and activities for children
  • Growing Together in the veg garden with Growing Newsome

We have some really unusual and fun events and workshops. We are always open the first Sunday of each month and we also have half term and holiday events, Saturday events and weekday pre-school age groups. Rain is no problem as we have lots of warm indoor space too! Members and non-members are welcome. The site is free to enter and park. Tours of the garden and beef farm are also free. There is often home produced food to buy on the Stirley Sundays.

We have accessible toilets & buildings and much of the main part of the site is level. However, if you have a particular requirement please contact us.

Tel: 01904 659570 or email: info@ywt.org.uk

Growing Together – Sunday 7th June 2015

Gardening at Stirley Farm in Summer

Growing Together
Sunday 7th June 2015
10am to 12 noon
Stirley Farm, off Hall Bower Lane, Huddersfield HD4 6RP

This is a friendly, informal get-together for local food growers, organised by Growing Newsome. We’ll be working together to plant vegetables in our corner of the vegetable garden at Stirley Farm in Hall Bower. If you enjoy growing your own food, if you’d like to get started, or if you’d enjoy spending a couple of peaceful hours outdoors, you might like to come along and help.

An extra pair of hands makes a huge difference to us at this busy time of year – you’ll be very welcome. You can also enjoy Open Farm Sunday which is happening at the farm on the same day, with activities and tours from 10am to 2pm, organised by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

Ideal for families. Free admission. No booking required.

Part of Volunteers Week 2015 in Kirklees.

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