Our Farm

Are you free range at heart?  

We love to welcome visitors to our farm - there are lots of animals to see and lots of space to run free. Come and see our pigs, pgymy goats, alpacas and hens, climb our straw bale mountain and explore the vegetable garden - all for free during opening hours.

Farmer Ben's dream when we moved to the farm was to share his unique upbringing with others (or "city folk" as he calls them!).

It's a busy, fulfilling life on a farm. Come on in, we'd love to show you around...

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Our Girls

Our hens really are the luckiest in the world.

They live in an amazing barn filled with toys and lots of safe places to rest and eat, and they can also go out to sunbathe whenever they like.

Come and see them chilling out in their huge paddock with plenty of grass to munch on and trees to shelter under. We feed them vegetable scraps from the shop and encourage them to range as much as possible, which means their eggs have more Vitamin D and a better combination of fatty acids than larger free range flocks.

The barn is only 100 metres from the shop. We only bringing up enough eggs to sell each day: sometimes, they are still warm when we put them on the shop floor.

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Three little pigs...

Our adorable three Kune Kune piggies are an essential part of our farm shop gang. 

They are always pleased to see you, running out to greet customers as soon as they hear a car.
Not only do they make our lives better, but they also help dispose of our waste vegetables.

They love making new friends and can be visited for free during opening hours....

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Amazing Alpacas!

Our girl tribe of Alpacas help us look after our hens at night! As territorial animals, they have accepted our hens into their pack, and will guard them against foxes.

They are also super cute - there are two Mums and their two babies - and can be seen in the hen range during opening hours. If you want to get up close and personal with the Alpacas, book one of our AMAZING alpaca experiences.

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Gleeful Goats

Our four baby pygmy goats have so much energy! They are forever running and jumping across their obstacle playground.

They love meeting new friends and can be seen for free in their large grassy enclosure during opening hours.

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The Vegetable Garden

We lavish our veggies with tender loving care.

You can walk through our vegetable garden any time of the year and show your little ones how the plants and land changes through the seasons. Let them explore where their food comes from. Pick up one of our free vegetable garden activity sheets and have fun learning about the plants and creatures helping us create our amazing food

We believe that the freshest veg is better for you: as soon as you cut it, produce starts to lose its nutrient value. Our specialties are purple sprouting broccoli, 3 varieties of kale and our famous non-stringy runner beans. People drive from all over the country to get them fresh.

Everything is labelled and we love to show customers around - just ask in the shop if you'd like a tour. We also have activity sheets for kids available in the farm shop so they can search for veggies in the plot!

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FREE RANGE RAMBLE

Let your kids stretch their little wings. We have lots of open grassy space for kids to run around in, all free to access during opening hours. You can explore our fledging orchard and our rewilding areas, where we are allowing nature to take its natural course. Hunt for bugs and let them explore true nature.

There's a straw bale mountain for climbing - you can see the whole farm from the top!

We believe in free range kids here at Minskip and we'd love you to join in the fun!