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The next generation of hard-working farmers starts here!

My youngest son, aged 11, was given money as a Christmas present to buy some sheep. However, he had to wait until the Spring markets to buy them.   During the recent Easter holidays, which he spent mostly helping his Dad and big

Posted in Lambs, Member Farms, Sheep, Shepherd

Cattle in the wrong place can do a great deal of damage!

Am I really that scary? Are the males in this household so frightened of me that they’d rather try and hide a mistake and think I won’t find out than confess and take the consequences? Apparently the answer is YES! 

Posted in chickens, Cows, Farm Dogs, Lambs, Member Farms, Sheep

Beat travel boredom with these great games…

We know many of our guests this Easter will be travelling a few hours in the car to get to South Devon. If your family is anything like ours then the thought of your little darlings stuck together on the

Posted in Member Farms

A trip to Bickleigh Mill is a must!

Bickleigh Mill, near Tiverton, combines an artisan shopping experience, fine dining and a base for local recreational activities all in a picturesque environment.  The building itself, is an historic 18th century working water mill and is open 7 days a

Posted in Member Farms, Restaurants, Retail, walks

Extend World Book Day and hibernate with a good read!

As the weather is only really good for sledging or hibernating we think World Book Day (yesterday) should be extended! Devon has inspired many authors, and South Devon is still a creative hub of artists & craftsmen who are inspired

Posted in Beach, Member Farms

Fursdon Orchards’ Apple Juice

At Fursdon, there are some very old orchards which are tucked away on the estate and not seen much by visitors, but the apples that come from them are accessible to all in the form of Fursdon apple juice.  Come

Posted in Member Farms, Recipes, Retail

Pancake Day at Beeson Farm

  Pancake Day is a firm favourite with our family – especially the dog, who waits expectantly for any failed flips and pancakes falling from the heavens! Although we love a good, fluffy, American-style pancake for breakfast, we think for

Posted in Member Farms, Recipes

Half Term options in South Devon…

There is plenty of fun to be found to suit all ages and budgets this Half Term in South Devon. Here is our pick of whats on locally: Woodlands Family Theme Park, near Dartmouth (approximately 20 minutes from Beeson Farm). During half

Posted in Calves, chickens, Lambs, Member Farms, pets

Spotlight on Mothecombe Beach…

Mothecombe Beach lies at the mouth of the River Erme. The beach is part of the privately owned Flete Estate and is only open to the public on Wednesdays and weekends. With its soft golden sand, a little stream, rock

Posted in Beach, Member Farms

Quench your thirst in Devon!

South Devon has some hidden gems of breweries, distilleries and vineyards.  Whether you want to take a tour or just sample what’s on offer you can make some great holiday memories whilst quenching your thirst. Salcombe Gin Salcombe is South

Posted in Member Farms, Recipes, Retail