The Empire Farm is a 100-acre Soil Association certified 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. 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.

Sally and Adrian Morgan

We have been asked about poultry butchery for a while so now we have a new course ‘Poultry and feathered game‘ with Marc-Frederic, which will take place on Sunday January 2015 when Marc will be covering chicken, duck, pheasant

The first of our 2015 dates can be found on our diary page. We kick off 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

Can’t find the right course or none of the dates suit? Then, our bespoke days may be the answer. We can arrange bespoke days on most topics on a date that suits you. Prices depend on the number of people attending. For more details contact the office (01963 371681 /

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.


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


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


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