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 11 12 8 7 10 3 16 5 15 6 13 1 4 9 6 14 2 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.