Tablehurst Farm


Organic Farm, Vegetable Garden, Farm Shop and Cafe

Two farmers wanted

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, welcome volunteers, 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. Therer 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!

 

Tablehurst Care Home – Volunteers Wanted

By volunteering at Tablehurst Farm’s care home, a little of your time could make a big difference to our residents. We’ve had a small residential care home at Tablehurst Farm for many years now. Our aim is to provide meaningful lives and fulfilling work in the farm and garden for three adults with learning disabilities. […]

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Permanent cafe assistant sought

Tablehurst Farm Cafe is looking for one committed cafe assistant to join our team for up to four full days a week. This is a permanent position as a core member of the cafe team. Our ideal candidate will have experience of working in a similar environment, a bright, energetic personality, and the enthusiasm to work […]

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Two farmers wanted

We are looking for a farm team member, taking responsibility for our pig and poultry enterprises with 15 breeding sows, fattening and 10000 broilers per year. You will be part of a team of 4 farmers and 2 apprentices. You will be involved in all aspects of the farm but your main focus will be […]

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Part-time cook vacancy

Tablehurst Farm is looking for a part-time cook to work 24 hours a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Full details, including how to apply, are below. Context Tablehurst Farm is a community-owned biodynamic and organic farm, vegetable garden, farm shop, café and small care home in Forest Row, East Sussex. The farm employs […]

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Tablehurst master plan: can you help?

Are you good at overview? We are looking for a professional adviser to help us develop a master plan for the future of our main “farm centre” comprising the shop, cafe, barbecue, garden, toilets, kitchens, office and car parks. There are so many different ways we could develop these facilities over the coming years, and […]

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Cafe Specials

Home made cakes including vegan and gluten-free options
Seasonal salads From garden to plate is 300m
Adele's famous sausage rolls and pasties Beyond compare!

Seasonal Shop Offers

steak BBQ season is at the farm we sell a range of great BBQ ready products
store Award winning farm shop (Sussex Life) & Grand finalist nominated food shop (Sussex Food Awards)
carrot Fresh Seasonal Vegetables delicious, nutrious, organic and biodynamic