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Have a Field Day at Ben’s Farm Shop birthday celebrations!

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Ben's Farm Shops
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17 Jun 2023 11:30

Join Ben’s farm Shop to celebrate their 40th birthday at their Field Day on 17th June. It’s going to be a blast!

On Saturday 17th June, Ben’s Farm Shop will be holding a ‘Field Day’ celebration, next to their Staverton shop, marking forty years since owner, Ben Watson, first started the venture selling free-range sausages on a small Totnes market stall. Forty years and a lot of hard work later, there are now four thriving Farm Shops, employing nearly 100 local people.

Ben explains, “We couldn’t let 40 years go by without a bit of a knees up. We want the Field Day to be a celebration of ‘good food from good farming’ and an opportunity to thank our suppliers and customers who’ve supported us over the years”.

The Field Day will champion some of the Farm Shop’s much loved local producers, including Sharpham Cheese, Riverford Dairy, Dartmoor Ice Cream, Sharpham Wine, Riverford Organic Farmers and Curator Coffee, all of whom will be hosting stalls and sharing their expertise.

Special guest, Willie Harcourt-Cooze, founder of Willie’s Cacao, will be giving a talk about the chocolate-making process, from ‘bean to bar’, and long-time friend of the Farm Shop, ‘Pam the Jam’ Corbin will demonstrate the art of bottling and preserving fruit, just in time for the summer glut.

Baker Luke from the Ben’s Farm Shop kitchen will be on hand to teach willing pastry lovers how to crimp a pasty and local storyteller Isabella will charm kids and adults alike with some foodie folk tales. There will be plenty of space to lay out a picnic rug, enjoy a pint and soak up some summer tunes courtesy of DJ Get Back to the Beat and the Riverford Barn Band.

The Field Day will run between 11.30am and 6pm, with a bar and band until 9pm. It’s free to get in and everyone is welcome.

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