Broom House Farm - September Events, News and Vouchers 
Hello everybody,
September has brought sunshine, showers and school visitors...the schoolchildren have had fun collecting apples in the orchard...some for the Coffee Shop and some for the pigs! We're busy planning winter events - see below. In the meantime call up to the farm to enjoy a coffee and the gorgeous autumn colours in the hedgerows; there are plenty of sloes, blackberries and other Autumn treats on offer along our footpaths...and a new dragon to find in the Forest. Hopefully you'll find this new format works well on your phones.
Farming News
It's the time of year for selling surplus steers, heifers and Lleyn ewe lambs. Once these have gone it will ease the pressure on the grazing land. As usual much of the month has been spent sorting out sheep. Lambs have been split into batches according to size, most fat lambs have been sold to Waitrose this year. The main ewe flock has been through the pens and breeding ewes are being tailed and condition scores checked (sorted into fatter and skinnier) in readiness for tupping. After much agonising some new breeding has been introduced with the purchase of some Innovis tups. We had one of our traffic mornings yesterday - bringing the gimmers (one year old female sheep) back a mile along the road from Burnhope fields. We do this at weekends and at first light; with a landrover, 3 quad-bikes, 4 people, 1 Huntaway dog and lots of high-vis jackets and flashing lights. Sorry if we held you up.
The next main job is to scan the cows, this is another exercise in logistics as the calves have to be split off before the cows can go through the cattle race. It takes 2 days to get through the herd...and it is very tense. The organic inspection at the end of last month was also a bit tense but went smoothly, the farm has now been fully organic for 10 years. The next excitement is the arrival of our beehives, which will be positioned in the orchard.
Farm Shop News
Back to school and burger sales give way to sales of mince and casseroling cuts as mums on the run get into the swing of feeding the hungry hoards when they come back from school. Try one of our great value meat boxes , offering savings of at least 10%. Nothing beats spaghetti bolognaise or mince & dumplings and you must try our new beef olives and lamb pin wheels. 
Gluten free customers - we have a range of sausages and burgers for you, see voucher below. Ring ahead if you're in a hurry and we will have your order ready for collection 0191 3718839. Sedgefield Farmers Market is this Sunday,1st October and Durham Farmers Market is on Thursday 19th October. We'll also be at the Durham Shopping Extravaganza next week (see below), Christmas is coming and for those of you that like to be sure of getting your first choice of meat/poultry this Festive Season, our order book is open. Please click here for an order form or pick one up when you are next in the Farm Shop. Turkeys, chickens, geese, guineafowl as well as Broom House hams for roasting, Aberdeen Angus beef, pork, lamb will be available for festive orders, together with a delicious selection of sausagemeats, stuffings & accompaniments. The Farm Shop Instagram   showcases our products.
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Coffee Shop News
Open every day 9am-5pm, have you tried our best selling breakfasts and all day brunch. There are some tasty GF, dairy free and vegetarian options on our lunch menu...and of course there's always cake ...The children's menu is full of options for children large and small - from sausage rolls to burgers, most items are £2-£4. 
facebook  &  twitter . For information or bookings - please ring the Coffee Shop  0191 371 8382 Remember to pick up your LOYALTY CARD and to follow the Coffee Shop on  Instagram!
The Forest Adventure is open at weekends 10am - 4pm and will be open daily from 21st - 29th October for half term.
Forest Adventure News
Come and try our new trail and help find Bark the dragon.
Watercolour Workshop
Explore watercolour painting techniques with local artist Jenny Ulyatt in the cosy Broom House Coffee Shop. Wednesday- Friday this week 10am till 1pm, £30 including materials and lunch
Holly Wreath Making
Join us for festive holly wreath making, mince pies and mulled wine, the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit and create a glorious natural wreath for your front door. Daytime or evening sessions on 6th, 7th, 12th, 13th, 14th December; approx 2 hours, £30 including all equipment. Please email if interested
Farmyard Nativity
On Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December Broom House Farm celebrates Christmas with the Durham Musical Theatre Company. Bring your family to for a real farm Nativity experience including, carols, shepherds, animals, supper & festive drinks. Performances (planned to be at 5.30pm and 7pm) will include favourites from previous years and new elements, there'll be a short lamp lit walk around the farmyard, as the story of the nativity unfolds. Adults' tickets £18.00. Children's (aged 3-16) tickets £14.00. Click here to purchase tickets
Competition Winners
This summer we asked you to email us photos of your family having fun at Broom House Farm. Thank you so much for all your entries, judging was so hard! The 5 winners of a 2018 Family Season Pass are Martin Parry, Lisa Thompson, Danielle Hanson, Jackie Bloomer & Jess Dawson congratulations! We will be in touch.
Present Shopping - NEXT WEEK!!!
Please note extended opening times...and free glass of wine! A chance to buy unusual presents and something tasty for supper from Broom House Farm's stall.
Gluten Free!
Bring this voucher to get a free pack of gluten free sausages or burgers from our freezer when you spend over £25 in the Farm Shop
Voucher valid until 20.10.2017
for purchases in the Farm Shop only
20% OFF
Enjoy 20% off the full price of a
Forest Adventure Family Day Pass
with this voucher
voucher valid until 16.10.2017
voucher valid when the Forest Adventure is open
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