Tablehurst Farm


Organic Farm, Vegetable Garden, Farm Shop and Cafe

Tablehurst Community Farm is a social enterprise founded in the mid 1990s. The farm produces meat, poultry, vegetables and arable crops to biodynamic and organic standards. Nearly all Tablehurst’s produce is sold through the farm shop and cafe. Both are open six days a week. The shop also offers an array of other organic produce. The range including dairy products from our sister farm, Plaw Hatch, fresh bread, biodynamic eggs, and a many other foodstuffs.

A farm for the community

The farm is open to the public and you are welcome to walk around. You can visit the animals, see the farmers and gardeners at work, and enjoy the spectacular Ashdown Forest scenery. From March to October, our al fresco kitchen is open. It offers wood-fired pizzas every Friday lunchtime, and our renowned barbecue every Saturday lunchtime.

Become a Farm Friend

Over 600 individuals have paid £100 to become shareholders in our community Co-op which owns the the farm business. If you would like to join them, just click here.

Land ownership

The land at Tablehurst is held in trust by a local charity called  St Anthony’s Trust, and leased to the farm business. Tablehurst also now leases land from several other landowners, including The Biodynamic Land Trust.

A farm, but not just a farm…

Farming is not all that goes on at Tablehurst.  We train young farmers and gardeners, host a volunteer day every Wednesday, encourage school visits, and run a small care home for adults with learning disabilities. We also hold regular community events at Tablehurst. These include farm walks, lambing days every spring and a barn dance every September. There are also regular workshops  on various aspects of food and farming. Overall, the farm provides employment for over 30 people in the local area.

A house made of straw

Peter Brown, our founding farmer, supported by an amazing team of volunteers, is currently building a straw bale house at Tablehurst which will provide him with a home in his retirement. In the longer term, the house will add to the farm’s supply of homes for farm and garden workers. You can read a lot more about the house and how it is being constructed here.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Tablehurst Farm!

Vacancy for a bookkeeper

Our bookkeeper is retiring so we are seeking a replacement, ideally able to start work mid to late March. This is a part-time position two days a week, and knowledge of Quickbooks is essential. Full details, including how to apply, can be found here.

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Vacancy for a cook/cafe assistant

Our cafe is at the heart of our community farm. We have a vacancy for a key role in our cafe. The ideal candidate will have experience in the food industry, cooking skills and a desire to interact with customers. Full details of the role and how to apply can be found here.

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Vacancy for an apprentice butcher

Tablehurst Farm is seeking a committed individual to join our team of butchers. This is a full time position incorporating a Level 2 apprenticeship in butchery at Plumpton College and an excellent opportunity to learn the trade by working alongside experts in an established team. More details and how to apply can be found here: […]

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Full and part time seasonal gardeners wanted

Full and part time seasonal Gardener positions available starting April and May 2020 until end of October, at Tablehurst Farm. Tablehurst Farm is looking for experienced gardeners to join our vegetable production team. We run a 17-acre biodynamic vegetable garden, comprised of field vegetables and six polytunnels, as part of a larger well-established mixed farm. […]

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Every Wednesday is Volunteer Day!

Tablehurst has been blessed with wonderful volunteers ever since it was founded in 1996. We are now launching an initiative to invite volunteers to the farm every Wednesday starting 29th May to get involved in a wide variety of activities to support the farm. This is a regular weekly event where we come together, meet […]

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CHRISTMAS ORDERS

Christmas orders are now closed for this year. Thank you for your custom!