The Empire Farm is a 100 acre Soil Association organic farm on the edge of the Blackmore Vale, just south of Wincanton in Somerset. We keep poultry and pigs – mostly traditional and rare breeds. We sell a range of poultry housing and other products made from recycled plastic that are made on the farm. 

The farm is the venue of our Farm School. A wide range of butchery and smallholder courses take place in the Coach House and Walled Garden. Amongst our most popular courses are keeping chickens and pigs, pork butchery, curing and smoking meats and making sausages.

The farm also has a very spacious and fully self-contained holiday cottage, known as the Garden Lodge, which has been refurbished to provide first-class holiday accommodation for up to 6 people.

We trust that you find this site informative and useful, and hope that you will come on a course or stay in the Garden Lodge, or perhaps even do both!

Sally and Adrian Morgan

NEW DATES
The first of our 2015 dates can be found on our diary page. We kick of the year with a bumper weekend of the 14 and 15 February – our popular Whole Hog Weekend and Sally’s new course on ‘Making a living from smallholding’. Worried that it clashes with Valentine’s Day? Combine the course with a weekend away with your partner and enjoy the hospitality of some of the great hotels in the area

CHRISTMAS SPECIALS
Our popular Curing and Smoking Christmas Special will be taking place on Sunday 7 Dec. On this course everybody gets to cure a piece of salmon and gammon for Xmas as well as the usual range of products such as smoked fish, preserved lemon, bacon, pancetta, pastrami, coppa etc. Don’t delay- this course books up fast.

Also in December, Make a 3-bird roast, another of our Xmas specials. This time everybody gets to bone and stuff a goose to take home for that extra-special meal at Christmas. Impress your guests with this stunning joint.

GIFT VOUCHERS
Looking for an unusual Birthday or Christmas present? Why not give a ‘Day at The Empire Farm’ gift voucher. Vouchers are valid for one year. We can email a pdf voucher for those last minute presents.

HEN HOUSES

We are now standardising on livestock housing made from recycled plastic. Makes fighting red mite so much easier!

MEDIA

Check out our media mentions here. Sally writes regularly for Country Smallholding, her last article was on Smallholder Sheep. See us on The Farming Channel of Transition TV. Watch a video about our poultry courses on the Soil Association website. We were delighted to read that the Guardian named Empire Farm School in the top 5 butchery schools in the country. Sally’s blog on tackling flea beetle without pesticides can be read on the Soil Association’s website

KEEP UP WITH OUR NEWS

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