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Suffolk Long Straw Thatching 2 day workshop

Suffolk Long Straw Thatching 2 day workshop

A two day practical introduction into the craft of Long Straw Thatching. “ Spars, sways, ligers, yelms, bottles, coat work, ridge, block ridge, wrap over …” etc. The terminology of thatching will no longer be a mystery !! Fundamental to thatching is the ground work preparing straw and a surprising number of sticks before you […]

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Apple Day

Apple Day

Apple Day is a FREE EVENT for all the family at the Depden Farm shop. We stock apple themed produce in the shop, including a Depden fresh baked apple treat! Come and sit outside on the terrace or in the warmth of the cafe to enjoy your treats. We will be joined by Maynard House […]

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Wattle and Daubing 2 day workshop

Wattle and Daubing 2 day workshop

A two day practical introduction to the craft of building with wattle and daub. Suitable for home owners, hobbyists and those interesting in traditional building techniques. This workshop should give you sufficient knowledge and confidence to have a go at home on your own project. This is a practical ‘hands on’ course and you will […]

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Willow bird sculptures: chicken & geese

Willow bird sculptures: chicken & geese

1 day workshop at the Depden Farm Shop making Willow Bird Sculptures, ideal for your garden. Choose what you would like to make… a chicken, goose or pheasant… and take home your creation at the end of the day. The course includes: • Instruction from our wonderful friends at Lark Valley Willow. • Rods to […]

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Introduction to Shepherding: 1 day course

Introduction to Shepherding: 1 day course

Full Day Introduction to Shepherding Course at the Depden Farm Shop Smallholding Who would benefit from this course Do you have some land and are wondering how to make it useful/productive, or… you have an orchard that you’re tired of mowing? This course is for you – Keeping sheep is extremely rewarding. This 1 day […]

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Willow Hurdle Making Workshop

Willow Hurdle Making Workshop

This is a very popular 1 day course. It is a great introduction to the useful skill of hurdle making. You will learn how to make a 1 metre panel from willow rods which you can take home with you at the end of the day – so make sure you have room in your car! Your […]

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Wine and cheese tasting evening

Wine and cheese tasting evening

We will be opening and sampling a selection of wines that we have paired with some great artisan british cheeses. This is a tutored evening but is informal with plenty of opportunity to share your opinions with like minded people. Plus an opportunity to purchase some of your favourite tastes. Comment from our Wines and canapés tasting […]

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Depden Members BBQ and Farm Trail Evening

Depden Members BBQ and Farm Trail Evening

Our annual BBQ and Open Evening at the Depden Farm Shop and Smallholding. Traditionally this is the time when we open up the smallholding to all our visitors and their families but this year is extra special… we have been working on the Farm Trail….so you will all be our trailblazers! Bring your own drink or buy […]

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Mini Farmers Market with the MFT

Mini Farmers Market with the MFT

This Saturday members of the Millennium Farm Trust (MFT) will be selling their produce. From 11am to 2pm. Millennium Farm Trust is now based at the farm here at Depden and provides training and work experience opportunities for adults with learning disabilities and mental health problems. People attend one, two or three days each week […]

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Spanish Fiesta supper club

Spanish Fiesta supper club

Arrive for 7pm and dine at 7.30. You all sit down at your own tables but share together 4 courses of creative home cooking plus tea or coffee. You are welcome to bring your own alcohol. Or sample our “Wine of the Night” by the glass or the bottle. The Depden supper clubs are a […]

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