Living and learning together
We are looking for new members
300 years of history
Farming organically since 1974
We are a group of families and individuals who have chosen to live, farm and eat together in a large historical building, with about 65 acres of land, in rural Suffolk. We enjoy doing lots of things together, and everyone does their bit to keep the community running whether it’s farming, milking the cows, making cider from our apples, making cheese from our own milk – and of course the regular household chores such as baking, cooking and admin.
Most social activities are informal and spontaneous. We sometimes have big parties and hold events open to the public. Christmas, New Year, and our summer birthday are celebrated in grand style. We also have an annual summer camp for children plus maypole dancing and a pantomime.
We are a part of the wider community: our children attend local schools, many work and socialise locally and are active in local groups and societies.
Living in a large group of people has its joys – and its challenges. We are a bit like an extended family and despite the number of people, it is always possible to find some peace and quiet.