Our mission is to bring the best local food to local people and to help us all learn new things to enable us to live well and tread a little lighter on the planet.
Depden Farm Shop and Training comprises:
Country Crafts and Smallholding Skills Training Centre
We are already a multi-award winning business and this is only our third year.
The Depden Smallholding is run on sustainable principles, though we are not registered organic. The animals are managed on a high welfare system, with low stocking rates and ample freedom to roam. Feed is free from chemical preservatives, medicinal additives and GM material.
The courses we run are designed to share ours skills and the skills of local craftsmen. There is a emphasis on turning country crafts into skills that we can all use in our daily lives and, if desired, use as a basis for starting a business. Courses include:
Willow working: hurdles, baskets, bird pouches and garden sculptures
Kitchen Charcuterie: Sausage Making, Ham & Bacon, Preparing Game
Smallholding skills: Living the Green Life
Animal Husbandry: Sheep keeping, Pigs and Bees
Crafts: Clay pizza oven building