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Free range fun for all the family at Greenacres Farm this Sunday

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Families and those who fancy a taste of the country are invited to a great day out at Greenacres Farm, Walford Heath this Sunday 26 June 2011. 

Visitors can come and meet the resident sheep, pigs and chickens and get involved in a host of activities at the farm from 10am to 3.00pm.

Greenacres Farm is a 16-acre smallholding run by Shropshire Council and provides employment and work experience for adults with learning disabilities. 

As well as meeting the animals, children can take part in a host of fun farm activities including welly wanging, splat the rat, jam jar ping pong and Greenacres Treasure Hunt. 

Other activities include a raffle with prizes including giftsets, chocolate, wine, food and gardening hampers and plants.  Visitors will also have the opportunity to explore the local wildlife and take in the beautiful scenery on Greenacares Farm country walk. 

The farm shop will be selling free range eggs, vegetables, jams, pickles and chutneys, all made from produce grown on the farm.  There will also be a plant sale selling perennial garden plants, tubs and basket, stepping stones and garden ornaments.  Light refreshments including home reared ‘pork baps’ sandwichs and homemade cakes will also be available. 

Councillor Steve Charmley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for disabilities, said:-

“As a council we are dedicated in providing adults with learning disabilities with the skills and confidence to work in their local communities.  This is a great opportunity for families, grandparents and friends to come along, meet the staff, have fun, and purchase some of the fantastic produce and products made by Greenacres.  I know our dedicated team at the farm will offer a warm welcome to all our visitors.” 

Aggie Caesar-Homden, local Shropshire Councillor for Ruyton and Baschurch, said:-

“I’m absolutely delighted that Greenacres Farm is having a family fun day this weekend and I hope that people will take the opportunity to visit and see the fantastic work that they do.   As a local councillor, I’m very proud of the achievements of Greenacres Farm, both with regards to increasing employment opportunities for adults with learning disabilities and the brilliant contribution the farm makes to the local community and economy.” 

For more information about the event and the products produced by Greenacres, please call 01939 291109.  All profits made by Greenacres are reinvested into the farm. 

To get to Greenacres, follow the brown signs at Walford Heath on the B5067. 

Greenacres Farm, Fenemere Lane, Walford Heath, Baschurch is situated 5 miles north of Shrewsbury on the B5067, Shrewsbury to Baschurch road.