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					                                                            Surrey County Ploughing
                                                            Match and Country Fair
                                                               Held on September 24 at Loseley Park near
                                                                                                                   Surrey Farm
                                                                         Guildford, 9am - 6pm
                                                                                                                       and
                                                            This rural family fun day has a terrific atmosphere.
                                                            The 177th Surrey County Ploughing Match is now
                                                            firmly linked to the popular Country Fair and
                                                                                                                   Village Week
                                                            competitions involve modern and vintage tractor
 Sat 16th – Sun 30th Sept 2006                              and horse-drawn ploughs.
                                                                                                                           16 - 24
                New this year!                                                                                           September
Visit Haslemere during September for what is believed to
be the First Food Festival run by one of Surrey’s
                                                                                                                            2006
market towns connecting local producers to the
surrounding towns and villages!

Enjoy dreamy chocolate tastings, themed films and locally
produced wines and beers. Or simply sample entries for
the ‘Best Haslemere Sausage 2006’!

                       Try Master Classes and
                       contemporary demonstrations,
                       using fresh local produce, or if
                       you are aged 9-16 years, take
                       part in great competitions such      Country activities include sheepdog trials, vintage
                       as:- ‘Haslemere’s Junior
                                                            harvesting demonstration and terrier racing.
                       MasterChef 2006’.
                                                            You can try your hand at fly fishing on the lake,
                       Other events include a Farmers’      tractor-driving, off-road 4x4s and clay shooting.
                       Market, ‘Eating through the ages’    Watch falconry, Highland deer stalking ponies,
                       workshops, a ‘Food as medicine’
                       event with a very special TV
                                                            dog agility, racing pigeons, ferrets, vintage
                       celebrity guest speaker, a ‘local    tractors and classic cars. Visit the Farmer’s
produce focus’ in pubs and restaurants, Fair Trade          Market and Punch and Judy Show.
exhibitions and BBQs and walks for all the family.
                                                            Tickets: Adults £7; Concessions £5; Children £4;
Visit www.haslemere.com/foodfestival for further details.
Or call 01483 523088 for a programme of events
                                                            under 8s free. Tickets available from July, with
                                                            discounts for advance sales before Sept 21:
Haslemere Food Festival is organised by The Haslemere       Adults £6, Concessions £4; Children £3.
Initiative in partnership with Waverley Borough Council
and with support from Tourism South East, delicious.        Contact SCAS on 01483 890810 or
magazine and many local businesses.                         www.surreycountyshow.co.uk for tickets.
                       Surrey Farm and Village Week Diary
Walks are free but please phone to say you are coming              8. Wednesday Sept 20, 2pm                        Farm Walk         12. Friday Sept 22, 2pm           Chalk Downland Farm Walk
                                                                   Norbury Park (meet at Young Street car park, A246). Join           Shabden Park Farm, Chipstead. A guided walk through
Saturday Sept 16               Village Shops Day (see panel)
                                                                   Surrey Wildlife Trust on a walk through Norbury Park towards       restored chalk downland on a commercial farm at a Surrey
                                                                   the dairy farm where Norbury Blue cheese is made. See              Wildlife Trust site to see how traditional farming methods can
1. Saturday Sept 16, 11am and 2pm Farm Walks & Picnic
                                                                   fabulous views, landscape conservation and Mole Gap                sustain both production and habitats for wildlife. Back to
Cross Farm, Shackleford. Guided walks around award-winning
                                                                   wetland management. Contact 07968 832508.                          Nature brand farm produce and refreshments. Contact 01737
livestock and conservation projects. Bring a picnic and enjoy it
                                                                                                                                      552744.
by the lake. Produce for sale. Contact Angus Stovold on 07768
                                                                   9. Wednesday Sept 20, 2pm                         Farm Walk
721204.
                                                                   Tuesley Farm, Milford. A FWAG walk showing how Surrey still        13. Saturday Sept 23, 2pm                        Farm Walk
                                                                   enjoys some of the most productive agriculture in the country.     Little Cormongers, South Nutfield. Farm walk to see field
2. Saturday Sept 16, 10am-5pm          Farm Open Day and
                                                                   Stretching over some 400 acres, Tuesley Farm’s crops include       margins, trees and hedgerows, pond restoration, a beef
                                             Guided Walks
                                                                   strawberries and raspberries. The farm is a haven for bird life    suckler herd and new pig enterprise. Farm shop selling our
Lower Roundhurst Farm, Haslemere. Guided walks
                                                                   thanks to beetle banks and hedgerows introduced under the          own beef and eggs, working forge, steam roller and
throughout the day around this 270 acre organic pasture and
                                                                   Countryside Stewardship Scheme. Contact 01483 404255.              collection of historic artefacts uncovered by metal detector.
woodland on Blackdown. Meet the animals and see new
                                                                                                                                      BBQ and refreshments available and beef for sale. Contact:
organic vegetable area. Organic BBQ and refreshments and
                                                                                                                                      01737 822840.
organic produce available. Contact 01428 656455.
                                                                                                                                      14. Saturday Sept 23, 3pm               Woodland Walk
3. Saturday Sept 16, 2pm                          Farm Walk
                                                                                                                                      Fishpond Copse, Cranleigh Showground. Inspirational
Charrington Farm, Reigate – FWAG walk round a mixed farm
                                                                                                                                      forester, Laurence Crow, will guide you round this
under Countryside Stewardship, combining conservation with
                                                                                                                                      conservation woodland. Contact 01306 712050.
productive agriculture including conservation grade oats.
See field margins, hedge restoration and a restored water mill.
                                                                                                                                      15. Saturday Sept 23, 11am                         Farm Safari
Contact 01483 404255.
                                                                                                                                      Hampton Estate, Seale. Tour the park and see the new herd
                                                                                                                                      of pedigree Sussex beef cattle, baby leaf salad production,
4. Sunday Sept 17, 10.45am                     Harvest Festival
                                                                                                                                      the award-winning mixed woodland, coppices and
Thanksgiving service for the harvest, led by the three churches
                                                                                                                                      conservation projects. Meet at Hampton Dairy Farm and
in Milford as part of the award winning South West Surrey
                                                                                                                                      bring a picnic. Beef for sale. To book, contact: 01483 810465.
Farmers’ Market at Secretts, Chapel Lane, Milford.
www.waverley.gov.uk/farmersmarket.
                                                                                                                                      16. Sunday Sept 24, 9am-6pm                   Surrey County
                                                                                                                                                               Ploughing Match and Country Fair
5. Sunday Sept 17, 3pm                           Farm Walk
                                                                                                                                      Traditional rural entertainment at Loseley Park, near
Milton Court Farm, between Westcott and Dorking.
                                                                   10. Wednesday Sept 20, 2, 4 and 6pm Half-hour Welly Walks          Guildford. Ploughing competitions for horse teams, vintage
A FWAG walk round a 300 acre mixed farm to see extensive
                                                                   Fanny’s Farm Shop, Reigate Hill. Surrey Young Farmers              and modern tractors. Fantastic family day out. Ring Surrey
hedge laying, field margins, meadows and wildbird seed plots.
                                                                   leading farm walks to see two cutting-flower gardens,              County Agricultural Society for details on 01483 890810.
Contact 07767 834621.
                                                                   woodland with badger setts and bee hives, sheep and
                                                                   vineyard. Wellies on sale. Farm Shop. Refreshments. Contact
6. Monday Sept 18, 2.30-5.30pm Ice Cream Farm Open Day
                                                                   01737 554444.                                                         Farmer’s   Market Dates            Sept   17   Milford
St Joan’s Farm, Flanchford Road, Leigh, Nr Reigate. See the
dairy herd, young calves and automatic milking parlour and                                                                               Sept 1     Cranleigh               Sept   21   Woking
                                                                   11. Thursday Sept 21, 5pm                           Farm Walk         Sept 3     Epsom                   Sept   22   Reigate
find out how farm fresh ice cream is made. Tastings and sales.
                                                                   Hardwick Court and Hardwick Park , Chertsey – to see heavy            Sept 5     Guildford               Sept   23   Egham
Contact: 01306 611688.
                                                                   horses, cattle, donkeys, sheep and geese. Hardwick Court              Sept 8     Redhill                 Sept   24   Farnham
                                                                   has a small beef suckler herd, and a large collection of vintage      Sept 9     Ripley                  Sept   27   Leatherhead
7. Tuesday Sept 19-Saturday Sept 23 Celebrate Surrey Food
                                                                   farm machinery. Hardwick Park opposite has 1,200 free-range           Sept 9     Wallington              Sept   30   Dorking
David Alders, at the Three Horseshoes community pub in
                                                                   geese. See how farms still produce food within urban Surrey.          Sept 10    Weybridge               Sept   30   Haslemere
Thursley, is promoting Surrey produce on his menus through
                                                                   Contact 07788 977988.                                                 Sept 13    Dorking                 Sept   30   Woking
the week.

The numbered walks and events are pin-pointed on the map overleaf
Celebrate the best of the Surrey countryside
during Surrey Farm and Village Week this September
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                                                                                                                   Discover the Surrey Hills
                                                                                                                                             Discover the Surrey countryside
                                                                          The stunning Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) stretches across the southern
                               part of the county, a landscape rich in wildlife and woodland that provides some of the best walking, horse-riding and cycling in the whole of
                                                                                        Southern England. The Surrey Hills AONB is on 01372 220653 or www.surreyhills.org.

                                                 For information on where to stay and what to see, go to www.visitsurrey.com or ring the Contact Centre on 08456 009009.
Come on down                                                    Surrey County Agricultural Society                                Village Shops Day September 16
to the farm!                                                    Support the Surrey countryside by joining our agricultural
                                                                society. Members come from all walks of life united by a          Village and farm
Farm and Village Week,                                          common interest: supporting rural Surrey.                         shops play a vital role
September 16-24, has an
                                                                                                                                  in keeping Surrey’s
exciting programme of                                           The society runs the Surrey County Show, farm, countryside        rural communities
farm open days and walks                                        stewardship and crop competitions and Surrey Farm and             alive and they are
to show how Surrey                                              Village Week with the County Ploughing Match and Country          increasingly stocking
farmers are producing                                           Fair. Membership includes free entry to the County Show           local food; working
high quality beef, lamb,                                        and Country Fair with special privileges at the County            with farmers to
pork, poultry, dairy                                            Show. We warmly welcome new members, so join us by                support the
produce, eggs, herbs, fruit                                     calling 01483 890810 or visit www.surreycountyshow.co.uk.         countryside.
and vegetables. Find out
                                                                                                                                  They know where the
more about the
conservation schemes that                                       A Chance for Children to learn about                              produce comes from
                                                                                                                                  and have confidence
enhance our beautiful
patchwork landscape and
                                                                Farming                                                           in its quality. Research
                                                                Farming and Countryside Education (FACE) invites teachers to      shows food produced
visit those pillars of our
                                                                take their classes to visit a farm during Surrey Farm and         locally is simply the
rural communities - the
                                                                Village Week. FACE has a list of farms accredited for school      best - fresh, un-jet-
shops where local food is sold, fresh from the farm.
                                                                visits. Visit www.face-online.org.uk or contact Louisa Devismes   lagged, healthy and
                                                                on 01273 892096 or email louisa@face-online.org.uk.               tasty. Surrey
See the Diary of Events for details of farm walks and visits.
                                                                                                                                  produces everything from meat to honey, award winning
                                                                                                                                  wine to cheese, ice-cream, herbs, vegetables
The Week is co-ordinated by Surrey County Agricultural          Young Farmers – you don’t have to be a                            and fruit.
Society, with support from Surrey Hills Partnership, Surrey
Food Links, Waverley Borough Council, Guildford Borough
                                                                farmer to join.
                                                                The nine Young Farmers’ Clubs (YFCs) in Surrey offer great        On Village Shops Day many of them will be promoting
Council, Business Link Surrey, the Farming and Wildlife
                                                                social opportunities for young people aged 10-26 and you          local produce, so buy Surrey and eat healthy!
Advisory Group, the National Farmers Union, Surrey Young
Farmers, Surrey Wildlife Trust and Kingfisher Farm Shop.        don’t have to live on a farm to join. Contact: 01483 884064.      Where to go:
                                                                                                                                  Applegarth Farm Shop, Grayshott.
Surrey Food Links                                               Open Farms                                                        Cranleigh Organic Farm Shop, Dunsfold Road, Cranleigh.
Surrey Food Links is the not-for-                               Surrey has farms open to the public all year round and they       Fanny’s Farm Shop, Reigate Hill. Local food promotion.
profit organisation helping local                               make a fantastic family day out. Bocketts Farm near               Garsons Farm Shop, Esher. Fresh sweetcorn on the cob
farmers make links with caterers,                               Leatherhead is on 01372 363764, Burpham Court Farm and            tasting and BBQ.
wholesalers, shops, schools and                                 Rare Breed Centre near Guildford on 01483 5760898,                Kingfisher Farm Shop, Abinger Hammer. Watercress
hospitals so that local people can                              Sherbourne Farm at Albury on 01483 202586 and Horton              tasting. The Farm Shop is run by the Arminson family who
buy and eat local food. To get a                                Farm Park near Epsom on 01372 743984.                             have been growing watercress since 1850. Their
free copy of the local Food Finder                                                                                                watercress is grown in pure spring water without the aid
visit www.surreyfoodlinks.co.uk.                                                                                                  of fertilisers or insecticides.
                                                                                                                                  Osney Lodge Farm Shop, South Godstone. Tasting of
                                                                                                                                  their own sausages and British beers and ciders.
                 Do you farm or run a                                                                                             Priory Farm Shop, Nutfield. Tasting of local apple varieties.
                 business in rural Surrey?                                                                                        R.G Young and Son, Chiddingfold. Local sausages promotion.
                                                                                                                                  Secretts Farm Shop, Milford. Local produce promotions
                 There are lots of sources of information,
                                                                                                                                  and tasting in the courtyard.
                 advice and support out there - to find out
                                                                                                                                  Surrey Gourmet, High Street, Dorking. Local food tasting
                 more, contact Business Link on 0845 6009006
                                                                                                                                  all week.
                 or visit www.businesslinksurrey.co.uk.
                                                                                                                                  Surrey Hills Butcher, Oxshott. Local meat promotion.

				
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