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New, Pre-School Nursery at the Farm???
River Bourne Community Farm in Laverstock, Salisbury is proposing the development of a nursery for children aged 2–5yrs with opportunities for outdoor learning in a safe environment.
Click here for more information.
If you're interested, then complete our survey here and return it to the farm by email or post.


5 Years ago, the farm was an overgrown rubbish-strewn piece of land.

See a summary of what we've done here.

Where is the farm ??
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Cow Lane, Laverstock,
Salisbury SP1 2SR

Coming by bus?

There are 2 buses that go past the Farm and there is a stop just past Cow Lane.
Red bus 6 from Endless St. Stop D leaves at 27 and 57 past the hour. Returns at 41 and 11 past the hour.
Bus 66 (Porton) from Endless St. Stop C leaves once an hour at 15 past the hour and returns on the hour.

Farm Shop

Click above for the Farm Shop  opening hours


What's in the Farm Shop?

Click to see the range of local products available from our farm shop.

Farm Weather

from www.spireweather.co.uk

The Farm Shop will be closed on Good-Friday 3rd April. Other opening hours as usual.

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It's all happening at the farm. We've just taken delivery of a fold* of four Highland heifers from Dorset.


*A little known fact about Highland breeders is that they don't call their herd a herd. It is called a fold of Highland cattle because, in the olden days in winter the cattle were brought together at night in open shelters made of stone called folds to protect them from the weather and wolves.

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Our first lamb of 2015.  Shown here at two days old.

(Our main flock is lambing elsewhere, on drier land than our water-meadows).

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   WIN BARN DANCE TICKETS!

Pick up a raffle ticket every time you spend more than £5 on shop produce during March and April (until Wed 22 April) and be entered into a draw to win a pair of barn dance tickets worth £20. Draw takes place on Thursday 23 April.
Barn Dance takes place in the big barn at the farm on Saturday 9th May (ploughman’s supper included).  



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Ben the Bull…
Ben, the very handsome Aberdeen Angus bull calf, was born on the farm in June 2014 and has spent the winter months in the farmyard for socialisation being fussed over by farm volunteers. In the spring Ben will join the rest of the herd in the field and will be the father to next year’s calves. As a fully grown adult he will weigh around 800kg (the weight of a small car!).
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Volunteer Opportunities...

The farm has a number of volunteer opportunities. Want to get involved?

Farm Leaders
We are looking for Farm Leaders with a few hours to spare a week to lead school parties (mainly primary schools) and community groups such as brownies and scouts around the farm. Visits are usually in the morning for around 2.5 hours and involve 3 or 4 farm leaders. Training will be given.
Farm Shop/Cafe
At the moment our shop sells our own free-range eggs and honey and stocks a range of local produce. On the cafe side we currently provide tea, coffee, snacks and lunches. We require volunteers able to cover one or two days or half days a week and occasional Saturday mornings. Shop staff should be cheerful, confident and numerate and able to work independently. We would prefer those with experience in retail. Hrs: 9am – 4.30pm or by arrangement.
Handy Persons
Are you a builder or carpenter or other tradesperson with a bit of time to spare or retired and looking for something to do? The farm is always in need of people who can be called on to come and help with building projects and we would love your help!  

For further details or to arrange a meeting please contact Jane Wilkinson on 01722 330667 or email janewilkinson@riverbournecommunityfarm.org.uk
www.riverbournecommunityfarm.org.uk
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Visiting the Farm
River Bourne Community Farm is open from 9am - 4pm Tuesday – Friday and 10am to 1pm on Saturdays and we are very happy to receive visitors. Entry is free for everyone and we very much hope you have an enjoyable time. Upkeep for the animals costs around £4,000 each year so we are always very grateful to receive donations to the farm.
 
Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme

We now have CEVAS accredited staff
Planning a wedding in the near future?
Looking for something a bit different in a unique setting?
The farm has hosted a number of weddings.
Click here for details.

See details about South Wiltshire Paths Group. what they are doing and how you can help.
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