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Deepdale Blackberry and Apple Jam Recipe

This is our family’s absolute favourite jam and to make it is always a family affair. The kids know where the apples have come from and have helped pick the blackberries. They help chop and stir and most importantly taste test! It’s a great gift for friends too. We are lucky to have an abundance of blackberries on the farm, […]

In the news

From time to time we attract the attention of the press, with journalists keen to help tell our story of Deepdale Farm’s regenerative farming journey. If you would like to know more about us, then take a read or have a listen to some of the below articles and podcasts. Farming Social Hub podcast – Anna along with Sam Hurst […]

Invertebrate survey 2022

Discover the rare species found on Deepdale Farm during our 2022 invertebrate survey. Find out about the methodology and if you want the exact detail, download the full report. Scroll down to watch the video and see Andy in action. Invertebrate survey highlights In 2022 Deepdale Farm gained funding from FIPL (Farming in Protected Landscapes) to complete an invertebrate survey. […]

Open Farm Sunday – 11th June 2023

Join us for our third Open Farm Sunday at Deepdale Farm! The whole family is welcome at this FREE event. Come and find out about how we farm, what we’re doing for wildlife and soil health, and explore our machinery and enjoy various fun activities. We will be running two sessions throughout the day: 10am – 1pm and 1pm-4pm. Session […]

Kevin the Harris Hawk

This is Kevin, she is a female Harris hawk (more on the name later) and I’m Mark the falconer. I’ve been practicing falconry for nearly 30 years and even made a living from it in the 90’s flying falcons to keep airports safe. Two traditional terms are used to describe a person involved in falconry: a “falconer” flies a falcon; […]

Robots at Deepdale

We’re delighted to share that Deepdale Farm has partnered with Antobot and Loughborough University on a new UKRI-funded project that will bring unmanned aerial and ground vehicles to the farm. At Deepdale Farm, while we are farming organically and adopting age-old methods now fashionably described as ‘regenerative’, we are also keen to understand how technology can help us farm better. […]

Green woodworking in the brick barn

Richard Rood has been running a regular pop-up shop at Dalegate Market for the past few years, selling beautiful items of woodcraft from spurtles to stools. He also demonstrates his work on the pole lathe, and has always been happy to answer questions and share what he knows. So we got chatting with Richard about doing more to share his […]

What we’re learning about cover crops

This is a longer read than usual, a follow-on from our post about fixing our soils. As heavy rain fell last February after an already wet January, our soil had no more capacity to hold water, and it ran off the fields in growing rivulets, carving channels up to three feet deep and carrying soil away with it by the […]

Interview with Land Management 2.0

This week, Jason and Nathan interviewed with Tim Hopkin, founder of the Land App and Land Management 2.0, an community interest company bringing together experts and thought leaders in landscape management. We use the Land App extensively at Deepdale Farm, from designing our mid tier Countryside Stewardship agreement to various other planning tasks. Land Management 2.0 has been a brilliant […]

The problem with root veg

Despite all of our progress with bringing in more sustainable practices on the farm, rainy weather is still causing us issues – runoff and erosion from some fields is exacerbated by bare and loose soils left after harvest of root crops. Here’s why it’s a problem and what we’re doing to prevent more runoff and soil erosion in future.