What an amazing day was had on the farm on the 7th of October. Hundreds of people came to support our event and had fun meeting animals, pressing apples, dancing in the “Mini-sty of sound” piglet disco or being entertained by wonderful ammassed voices of 2 community choirs and fantastic talents of the the Oxford Ukuleles.
Not to mention sampling some lovely local ale courtesy of our friends at the Jolly Post Boys and enjoying some delicious ethically sourced foodie treats and home made cakes at the tea tent.
This first festival was supported by a grant from the National lottery celebrate fund. Enabling us to bring in Jade Neville to co-ordinate the festival. Thanks Jade it was great!
The whole event would not have been possible without the many volunteers who gave their time to serve tea, sell pumkins, chop apples and so much more. Thanks so much to both our regulars and those new faces who responded to our shout out for help.
The event was an opportunity to celebrate how far we have come and thanks to the lottery funding was not set up primarily us a fund -raiser. However sales of pumkins, potatoes, honey tea and cake plus donations from stall holders meant we raised in the region of £1500. Valuable untied funds that will help us take the farm funds.
Thanks to everyone who came – it was so great to have you down on the farm – come back again soon!
We are already thinking about what we can improve for next year!
click here to see the great coverage we received in the Oxford Mail