Plaw Hatch Farm, West Grinstead

#366 of 451 in Things to do in West Sussex
Farm · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Plaw Hatch Farm is a 500 acre farm on the edge of the Ashdown Forest near Sharpthorne. It has been a biodynamic farm for 40 years and is owned by a charitable trust. As tenant farmers our aim is to provide as wide a range of produce as possible, principally to the local community. Our prices reflect the true cost of food production allowing for re-investment towards the sustainability of the farm. We are a mixed farm with a dairy herd providing raw milk, cheeses, yoghurts and cream. We also keep some sheep, pigs and laying hens. A garden of 12 acres provides a range of seasonally available fruit and vegetables. All this plus a lot more organic produce is available through our farm shop.

The Demeter symbol on all our produce shows that we are a certified Biodynamic Farm. This means that we endeavour to run as a self-contained farm, in harmony with the world around us. We take advantage of the planetary rhythms for the planting and harvesting of all crops to enhance their vitality. Compost, biodynamic preparations and the use of green manures ensure that fertility of the land is maintained. This is nothing new! It is how people used to farm.

We provide training for apprentices who want to become farmers or gardeners and host camping trips for school children. We also organise farm walks for the local community to show how the farm operates. We are always open for everyone should you wish to explore beyond the farm gate. We believe it is important that people know where their food comes from and are assured of its quality. As a customer you will be supporting the local agricultural environment and in the wider context avoid all the consequences of food miles.
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  • If you have daughters and want to give them an experience of women in farming then this is the place to take them to visit. Love this farm, from the warm welcome of the shop staff, to seeing working.....  more »
  • This place has all the right sounds and smells ; however the shop carries a fair amount of stock which not only fails to originate in the farm but comes from far away. I have no problem with this but....  more »
  • Kids loved watching the cows being milked.l and being shown how to do it.
  • Lucky if you live in the area! Great farm shop with a great choice of seasonal vegetables, dairy and meat products. We never miss it if we happen to be in the area.
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