about the farm

Potsford Farm is open to anybody who may benefit from attending. This includes those with mental health problems, learning difficulties, physical health issues and young people not currently employed, studying or in training.

Our Chickens

Potsford Farm is set among 250 acres of beautiful Suffolk countryside. Some of our fields are laid to arable crops and others provide grazing for our herd of Red Poll cattle, flock of sheep and livery horses as well as pens full of Gloustershire Old Spot pigs, goats and chickens.

We have an established breeding programme for our cows, sheep and goats which enables us to produce future breeding stock and fine quality meat which we can sell and use in our farm kitchen.

Our co-farmers have an opportunity to work with all of these animals in a hands-on approach. They can participate in the daily running of the livery yard and help with growing produce on our very own allotment area. We also have a large wood workshop where co-farmers can build new furniture, restore old furniture or create their own masterpiece!

Inside The Hive (our main facilities building), the co-farmers can participate in art and craft activities with staff and visiting teachers – our latest session being wool spinning our own sheep fleeces. The Hive also boasts a fully fitted kitchen where co-farmers can hone their skills in cooking, producing a hot meal each day for their fellow co-farmers.

benefits to co-farmers

We believe there are many benefits to the people attending Potsford Farm. The research into care farming has demonstrated that people can benefit from:

  • Improved mental health and well-being measured by improved mood and increased self-esteem.
  • Improved physical health.
  • Increased independence.
  • Growth in responsibility for self and others.
  • Increased work/educational opportunities.
  • Forging links to improve the social aspects of life and/or community engagement.

our founding motto

Our ethos here at Potsford Farm is all about:

  • Growing
  • Inspiring
  • Achieving