Welly Wednesday Woodland Adventures
Welly Wednesday Woodland Adventures
Starting at Pigg’s Playbarn adventuring to
the Skylark Nature Trail woodland
Every Wednesday, 19 June – 17 July 2013
wear old clothes, raincoat & wellies
Children play, whilst you stay! Experienced leaders take the children down to the Skylark Nature Trail whilst you relax. If you want to stay at Apley Farm Shop whilst your children are playing, why not make the most of our delicious cakes and free WiFi in The Creamery cafe.
|Pre-schooler sessions:||After School Club :|
|1pm – 2.30pm||(Primary) 4pm – 5.30pm|
|All sessions cost £3.50|
|Contact Pigg’s Playbarn: 01952 730 345|
Ice-cream Sundae & Classic Car fun day
Sunday 28 July, 10am-4pm
- FREE ice-cream tasting
- BBQ & Bar
- Ice-cream Parlour
- Design your own flavour ice-cream
- Shropshire Classic Car company
- Pig Racing
- Bouncy Castle
- Little Hippo Craft Shop
- Scotty’s donkey & animal park
- Piglets Toyshop
- And much more…
Fathers Day… Sunday 16 June
Apley Farm Shop is the perfect place for Fathers day this year. In our Creamery cafe there will be a traditional Sunday lunch (booking is advisable), in the courtyard there will be a BBQ. Fun for the children in Pigg’s Playbarn and at Scotty’s donkeys and animal park, discover beautiful gifts in the Little Hippo craft shop and Piglet toy shop.
Tuesday Talk by Terry Merchant, Arborist – Tree walk round Skylark Nature Trail
Our next Tuesday Talk will be by Terry Merchant who will speak on Tueaday 9 July, 10.45-12noon, with lunch 12-1pm as usual afterwards in The Creamery, when he’ll be available for more informal conversations.
Free talk & coffee.
Cookery Club- Saturday 22 June, 10-12.00pm, Salads & Barbecues.
Saturday 22 June, 10-12.00pm, Salads & Barbecues.
- 10-12 noon cook your own brunch & share with other members
- Real barbecue in Courtyard in a gazebo (rain or shine)
- Bring & share your own foods to cook on the barbecue & your favourites salads
- Don’t forget your typed recipes to share
- It’s free & for everyone
- 22-Jun-13, Salads & barbecues
- 27-Jul-13, Previns Curry Kits
- 24-Aug-13, Fish
- 28-Sep-13, Cheese
- 26-Oct-13, Puddings
- 23-Nov-13, Christmas
- 28-Dec-13, Party
Apley Market Gardeners – First Produce Day
- Saturday 13 July (not 1 June), 10-12noon, first produce sale @ Apley Farm Shop
- Receive free seeds, kindly donated by Suttons, & gardening tools, donated by Victory Harris
- Grow the seeds in your own garden
- Sell half your produce to Apley Farm Shop
- Instill an entrepreneurial spirit in your children !
Jean Macdonald photo exhibition in The Creamery
Jean Macdonald is currently exhibiting her work, examples of which are here. Some are like paintings more than photos and some of the sights we’ve seen ourselves with our own eyes but never imagined a camera could capture all that our eyes do. Nevertheless that’s exactly what Jean has somehow managed to do. Most of her images are taken in rural parts of Shropshire.
Jean’s work has appeared in numerous local and national publications most notably Shropshire Life, Photography Monthly, Farmers Weekly and the International Garden Photographer of The Year Annual. She has won and been short listed in many photographic competitions including the finals of The British Wildlife Photography Awards, Garden Photographer of the Year 2009, and Travel Photographer of the Year 2010. Also in 2010 she was named winner of The Princes Trust Calendar competition.
Any profit made from the exhibition will be donated equally between the Severn Hospice & St Luke’s Hospice in Plymouth.
Tuesday Talks & Lunches 2013 – Free
MON 13 May Ian Ellis, Ornithologist – Bird watching
11 June Lord Gavin Hamilton – Development of Apley Farm Shop
9 July Terry Merchant, Arborist – Tree walk round Skylark Nature Trail
13 Aug Bob Thomas, Hedgerow foraging
10 Sept Roy Mantle, Mycologist – Mushrooms
8 Oct Jan Parks, Florist – Blue Florist, Shifnal
12 Nov Jason Pritchard, Apley Estate, former gamekeeper – Deer stalking
10 Dec Adrian Joynt, Apley Estate Farm Manager
Talk starts 10.45am – 12.00pm and is free
Craft Fairs… First Sunday of every month
Little Hippo Craft Fairs, Sunday 2 June & Sunday 7 July.
- Gorgeous local crafts make perfect presents !
- Come along to our monthly Craft Fairs – Sunday 2 June & Sunday 7 July.
Apley Farm Shop wins Rising Star Award
Lord Gavin Hamilton was in Harrogate earlier this week collecting this FARMA award. ( www.farma.org.uk) Here he is with a few members of our very valued Farm Shop team, who are all looking very rightly proud. And here’s the press release relating to it:
Apley Farm Shop & Ludlow Food Centre have been recognised with major awards from the National Farmers’ Retail and Markets Association.
FARMA awarded Apley Farm Shop its Rising Star award & Ludlow Food Centre its UK Farm Retailer of the Year award during a presentation ceremony with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall held in Harrogate.
“This is a remarkable achievement and we are absolutely delighted,” said Apley Farm Shop owner Lord Gavin Hamilton, who founded Apley Farm Shop almost two years ago. “The day-to-day running of the shop is very much a team effort and I congratulate our staff for their hard work and dedication to the business and their constant attention to detail.”
“We are still a relatively new business and so it is extremely satisfying to win such a prestigious award, and I am delighted that Ludlow Food Centre have been recognised as well. It shows that Shropshire is leading the way in retailing the best local food.”
“We pride ourselves on supplying top quality, locally sourced food at reasonable prices and it is encouraging to know, given the recent findings related to certain mass-produced meat items, that more and more people are supporting their local butchers. Our in-house butchery at Apley is always busy and customers are very pleased with the excellent meat it supplies.”
Apley Farm Shop is open seven days a week, parking is free, there is an adjacent licensed café /restaurant (The Creamery) and Piggs Playbarn for small visitors, plus the free Skylark Nature Trail.
There is also an ongoing programme of events, including countryside talks on the second Tuesday of each month, a bridge and scrabble club every Wednesday morning – and on Saturday May 4 there will be a unique medieval jousting fair.