Nancarrow Farm lies amongst peaceful rolling fields near the pretty village of Zelah. Nancarrow is both an organic working farm and a highly successful wedding and events venue. Their Spring Gathering is one of the latest events to hit the farms ever growing calendar.
We met friends at the event, so in total we were three adults and four children aged 7, 6, 2 and 12 months. This was a very family orientated event. The children had a wonderful time meeting the animals on the farm. There were some very new lambs in the lambing shed, Tamworth piglets in the fields, and the chance to bottle feed some bigger lambs in the orchard. There was a Hedgehog trail with stamps to collect around the farm, and a large barn filled with crafting fun.
The oldest children were really interested in watching the black smiths working on axe heads. There was also the opportunity to have a go at weaving wool and learning about how the yarn was made.
For us grown ups there were demonstrations on wood carving, leather craft, wild foraging, and craft beer tasting. There were also a handful of really high quality local crafts people selling their produce.
The food is always a highlight of any visit to Nancarrow. Cooked over open fire, we had a choice of Nancarrow slow cooked lamb or beef [or veggie option] with flatbread and salad. It was as expected, completely gorgeous!
For anyone who’s curious to take a peek around this beautiful farm, or if you’re interested in seeing farm diversification at its most successful, we highly recommend you pop along to one of Nancarrow’s seasonal events.
For details about Nancarrow Farm head to http://www.nancarrowfarm.co.uk