Despite the wind and rain spring is arriving at the farm! We have welcomed our first lambs at our sister farm near Buxton and are also hoping that Frankie, our guinea pig, will soon be giving birth – keep an eye on our Facebook page for baby updates!
We are also excited to announce that we have some new arrivals in the farm shop! Our first new supplier is Clive’s Wines. These wines are locally made in Staffordshire and are purely fruit based. We have a range of flavours available including Elderflower, Cherry, Damson and Rhubarb – they really do taste of the fruits and make great gifts! Pop along to the shop, we might even give you a free tasting!
Did you know that you can now recycle at Betty’s? Bring along your used stamps, crisp packets, baby food pouches, plastic bottle tops/lids and batteries and we will send these off to be reprocessed in new products. This not only helps the environment but also benefits several national and local charities – the stamps are sent to the RNIB, the crisp packets are recycled by Tetracycle who donate to the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance and the baby food pouches benefit local charity Me&Dee. Thank you for all the items already received, and don’t forget we also have a donation bin for the British Heart Foundation.
Mother’s Day is on 31st March and we are have a range of foody gift ideas to make Mum, Granny, Step-mum, Mother-in-law or Aunty feel extra special this Mothering Sunday. How about a Cottage Delight gift set, Belgian chocolate prosecco bottle or speciality gin? We can also help out with breakfast in bed – pick up a jar of luxury jam, artisan bread, home reared native breed bacon and, of course, Betty’s free range eggs!
We hope to see you soon at Betty’s Farm!
Happy New Year to all our customers, we wish you all a very happy and healthy 2019.
The hard work continued on the farm over the Christmas period, we even welcomed a lamb to the farm on Christmas morning! We are busy planning events for 2019 – our first chicken rehoming week will be 4th-9th February and we will be holding a rehoming information evening on Tuesday 29th January to allow you to find out more about hens and to learn about how to care for them once you get them home. Limited spaces available – please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01283 703582 to book a place.
We will also be holding our Mini Farmer sessions once a month, giving a hands on, behind the scenes experience allowing children to handle and feed our farm animals. The first session will be tailored to pre-school aged children and will be held on Tuesday 15th January, 12-2pm. Places are £10 per child, booking essential, please email email@example.com to reserve a space. Keep an eye on our facebook page for details of other events.
The Tearooms at Betty’s Farm will be re-opening after the Christmas period on Friday 4th January. Why not visit them for a hearty warming winter meal, a delicious Betty’s breakfast or call in for a quick coffee after a visit to the farm shop.
We hope to see you at Betty’s soon!
As the days are becoming shorter and the weather gets colder out thoughts are turning to Christmas! We’ve got an exciting December here at Betty’s Farm with our ‘Meet the Christmas Elves and Santa’ each Saturday in the run up to Christmas. This experience involves being met by Santa’s elves and taken into the farmhouse to begin the Christmas preparations, before a visit from the big man himself! We still have space on some sessions, just £10 per child including a gift from Santa – please book in at the farm shop or telephone 01283 703582.
Our thoughts are also turning to Christmas lunch! For a stress free Christmas dinner download our Christmas order form to pre-order your turkey and meat and use our Christmas Shopping List for all the trimmings!
Our ram, Barney, went in with our ewes for breeding so we’re now looking forward to welcoming our lambs onto the farm from March 16th 2018! We also passed our Lion Code certification so we are continuing to be registered with the scheme. The clocks went back ensuring a difficult night shutting the chickens up as they were determined to stay up late and play outside despite it being pitch black!
In all sizes and shapes – Even unloved ones – Get set for Trick or Treat!