Meet the Knowle West farmers at Bramble Farm open weekend

Residents will have the chance to meet the Knowle West farmers when Bramble Farm opens its gates to the public on the weekend of 8 and 9 July.

The community farm on the Northern Slopes started nine years ago – when TV chef and campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall helped six local families set up a small-holding on disused land. This was featured in the River Cottage TV programme.

The farm is run as a collective and lets the public have a peek at its work on certain days of the year.

Spokesperson Ramona Andrews says: “The farm is going strong with a solid group of committed local families who all muck in to make the farm a very special place. The families will be welcoming visitors on the open day with childrens’ activities, BBQ, a plant sale, soup and cakes.

“Come and see the pigs, sheep, pygmy goats, chickens and ducks, have a cuppa and hang out in this beautiful spot on the Northern Slopes….”

The open days will run from 11am-4pm on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 July at the farm in Beckington Walk,  BS3 5EA. For updates about the days and future events join the ‘Friends of Bramble Farm’ group on Facebook.