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is a major sponsor of the farm.
Click here to read bout the
DHL UK Foundation
mini enterprise farm which was built with the help of employees from the global logistics company DHL.

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

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

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Pre-Christmas Meat Sale

Come along to the farm on Saturday 6 December from 10am – 3pm and buy your farm fresh traditional breed pork joints, sausages  and bacon. The farm shop will be open and selling Christmas goodies. Mulled wine, mince pies and tea and coffee will be available – see you there!  


                                                            

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We've added two heifer calves to our cattle herd.
Not long weaned, they'll be spending some time in our stock pens before going out onto the watermeadows.
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Volunteer Opportunities...

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


Looking after and training our Donkeys

We are looking for volunteers to groom our donkeys and hoof pick their feet on a regular basis. We would also like to improve the donkeys' social skills and would want them to be haltered and walked and perhaps even ridden at some stage. Experience with donkeys and/or horses is essential.
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@riverbourencommunityfarm.org.uk
www.riverbournecommunityfarm.org.uk
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The farm recently received funding from the Landfill Communities Fund via Community First to build an engineering workshop for the benefit of the farm’s BTEC students and the local community. This build is well underway and will be finished by the end of the year.  As a result of this project and the farm’s role as a BTEC centre and Alternative Provider of education to 15/16 year old young people from local schools, the farm was presented with an award for the Most Innovative New Community Run Project or Service 2014 at the Community First AGM on Wednesday 24 September.  

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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.

Local Trails
See our trail guides for Laverstock & Hampton Park and Old Sarum.  
Enjoyable local country walks.

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