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Woore Farm Study Visit: Fruit Production and Farm tourism

Overview

Cost: Free

Whether you run an established PYO and are wanting to learn how you can extend your season/offering, or you are starting out on a new farm enterprise, this is a unique opportunity to visit a thriving farm tourism and PYO enterprise with a café and seasonal farm shop.

Chris Creed from ADAS will join us for the day and will discuss the importance of varietal selection (programmed June bearers, ever-bearers, F1 hybrid seed grown) for extending the season of soft fruit production. A range of soft and top fruit are grown using farm-designed equipment, including the re-use of second-hand tunnels to produce long-season PYO strawberries and raspberries.

We will also discuss how Woore Farm have integrated old and new orchards into their business model, developing value-added products from juicing and cider making. This will give an opportunity to discuss how growers can include value-added products into their own offering. Other topics unique to the farm to be covered, including recent engagement with the local water company to deliver investment in pollution-reducing technology and nutrient management plans. Finally, a demonstration of hand-assisted down-row weeding in pumpkins with a Hudson machine will finish off the day.

 

Learning objectives

·         Gain an overview of the practicalities of implementing a horticultural tourism enterprise on your site 

·         Gain an understanding of cost-effective soft fruit production including hydroponics.

·         Understand programming of crops for extending the PYO season

·         Explore value-added orchard products – pear and apple juice and cider.

·         Understand the maintenance of apple, pear and plum orchards.

Explore pumpkin agronomy, infrastructure and maintenance and gain an understanding of controlling weeds in this crop.

 

To book your place for this event, register below by 5pm on 01/07/24 or contact horticulture@lantra.co.uk

 

*Please ensure that you complete all steps in the process from 1 to 4 in order to complete your booking. You will see a "Thank you" message once all steps have been completed.*

Dates and venues

3 July 2024, 10:00 - 15:00
Woore Fruit Farm, Crewe, CW3 9RE

Cost: Free

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