January update from Brogdale Farm

January 29th, 2021

January update from Brogdale Farm
With a hint of Valentine’s ❤

January is often a quiet time at Brogdale Farm before our busy Spring arrives and, of course, lockdown #3 is having a big impact too.

But we’re still picking up news from some of our tenants and with Valentine’s Day fast approaching, here’s an update on life at Brogdale Farm.

Latest news from Brogdale Collections

Although events and workshops at Brogdale Collections are on hold, the orchards remain open for socially distanced walks for local pass-holders.

Winter is actually a great time to visit as there is still fruit on the trees and windfalls, which attract plenty of wildlife.  Also, the lack of foliage makes bird spotting much easier and our Farm is host to an impressive number of winter birds.

For people that live locally, Brogdale Collections is a good option for a lockdown walk.  There’s plenty of space to remain socially distant; ample parking; a playground for younger children and even a wildlife garden too.

You need an orchard pass to visit, which gives you year-round access to the orchards.  For more details see their website.

The Charity is also looking for volunteers to help them in 2021, including someone to chair their board of trustees. If you have some spare time on your hands and fancy spending time outdoors helping at this important horticultural charity, this might be right up your street.  There’s more information on the News Page on their website.

Gift Idea

Brogdale Collections sell gift vouchers which can be redeemed at any time against their courses and events.  A lovely idea for a Valentine’s present.  Their Orchard Passes are also great for a gift that lasts all year.  More details on their website.

Click here for Brogdale Collection’s website.

Training opportunities at Country Practice

Did you know that Country Practice is a Chartered Complementary Training School for people looking to learn more about massage, reflexology and aromatherapy?

They are currently offering expert, remote one-to-one training.  Please call 0755 2122330 for more information.

Gift Idea

Country Practice’s gift vouchers – which can be redeemed against their wide range of holistic therapies – are beautifully presented with ribbons, boxes and dried flowers.  They are a perfect idea for a Valentine’s gift

Award-winning producers at Brogdale Farm

Not one, but two of our tenants have been nominated for a Taste of Kent Award.

Tiddly Pomme has been nominated for their Woolly Pig Medium Cider and Mad Cat Brewery for two beers – Platinum Blonde and St Augustine’s Cross.

Please show your support to these two super Faversham producers and give them your vote – details on Produced In Kent’s website.

Tiddly Pomme, located in Brogdale Market Place, is still open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for fresh local milk, eggs, bread, vegetables, fruit and other essentials.   Mad Cat continues to brew and deliver its delicious craft beers.  You can order online via their website.

Gift Idea

Tiddly Pomme has a fabulous selection of local drinks and produce – much with a fruit theme!  Mad Cat remains open to the public.  You can order bottles and mini-kegs of beer via their website and arrange to collect from the Brewery or for your beer to be delivered.

All rather excellent gift ideas for the those in your life or enjoy a drink or two!

Stay safe and warm this winter

Clarke’s Gas Services is one business that’s always busy this time of year.  In this wintry weather, we all rely on our heating to keep us toasty and warm.  Particularly with so many people working from home during lockdown.

If you need a reliable, experienced and genuinely lovely gas engineer to help with your heating and hot water maintenance or repairs – give them a call. Contact details are on our tenant page here. 

PS.  We’re loving their new plant displays at Brogdale Farm.

 

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