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Flaxdrayton Workshops Open Day

24 September 2022

Flaxdrayton Farm, Drayton, South Petherton TA13 5lR

Flaxdrayton Workshops are opening their doors to the publicVisitors can explore the fascinating history of this Victorian farmyard, along with an exclusive peek into the many thriving businesses and workshops nestled in the beautiful Somerset countryside; each working to make their corner of the world a better and more interesting place to be.

This historic Victorian farmyard has been in the Blake family since it was built in 1858. Francis and his wife Jane, the current generation, took on the farm in the mid 70’s, first farming organically, then, following a substantial fire in 1993, gradually converting the buildings with great care into its current vibrant community of 20 small businesses.

 

Come to the Open Day and you can:

 

    • Taste and buy lovely fresh produce from nearby Honeypot Farm, including:

 

        ◦ Beer, cider and apple juice (Bar and to take away)

 

        ◦ Fruit and vegetables, eggs and preserves

 

    • Purchase restored antiques and memorabilia and other up-cycled collectibles

 

    • See jewellery making, wood carving and upholstery restoration in action

 

    • Sign up for discounted sessions of photography and Body SMART fitness

 

    • Tour the metal gaming miniatures workshop and the Sunshine Bindery

 

    • Play with Imagine Learn & Create’s “Fairground Games”

 

    • Enjoy live music from Plum Jam and Toadflax in the farmyard

 

    • Watch Morris Dancing (on at 11.30am)

 

    • Refresh yourself at Sue’s wonderful “Cook House Café”, selling tea/coffee, pasties, cakes, and other goodies  

 

    • Find out about the history of what was a model Victorian farm 160 years ago, and its story since.

 

    • Have your say on the exciting “Bridge Farm Cohousing” development in next door Bridge Farm

 

 

All profits are going to The Refugee Council and Somerset Wildlife Trust.




Francis Blake
01460 241062
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