Stephen & Lynn Briggs are first generation tenant farmers at Whitehall farm. We planted 52ha (128acres) of ‘silvoarable’ agroforestry in 2009, combining apple trees and cereal crops making it the largest commercial agroforestry in the UK . The farm has been organic certified since 2007 and has areas managed for wildlife & biodiversity.
Stephen will be giving a short talk and a guided tour of the agroforestry fields at 10am and 2pm on both Sat 20 & Sun 21 May 2023.
Stephen has provided farm business advice for 25 years with https://abacusagri.com/ and he undertook a Nuffield global study of agroforestry in 2010 and assists government in the design of agricultural policy. He is a non-exec director of AHDB. So there is lots to discuss and experiences to share during your visit.
Also enjoy the Harvest Barn farm shop and café https://harvestbarn.co.uk/ managed by Lynn Briggs, with farm animals, great food and apple juice made from the agroforestry trees. You are welcome to book for breakfast, lunch or grab a snack. Please do book a table if you wish to eat, as we get busy at the weekend. Bookings: 07878 871295 or Email: email@example.com
It is ESSENTIAL that you pre-book by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org – please put ‘agroforestry open weekend’ in the subject line and state the date (sat 20 or sun 21), time slot (10am or 2pm) and number of people in your party so that we can manage numbers. We have good disability access & toilets etc. No dogs allowed please.
To find us please do use our postcode of PE73DR or if you use What3Words use ///cost.trades.stability and if you use Google Maps use Harvest Barn Farmshop. Please use the overflow carpark/paddock for the agroforestry visit.
We are really looking forward to seeing you!
Pre-book by email: email@example.com