SMALLHOLDING COURSES: BUTCHERY , CHARCUTERIE and SAUSAGE MAKING. PIG KEEPING, LAYING AND TABLE CHICKENS & FAMILY FARM EXPERIENCES
As seen on: Ben Fogle's New Lives in the Wild UK
Change your life with one of our courses choose between:
Don't forget to book your gift certificate for one of our bespoke courses for that special Christmas or birthday present. We will send you a personalised gift certificate by email for printing for a course of your choice for handing over on the big day then the recipient can call us to reserve their date. choose from Smallholding two day course; "The good Life" experience day; Family experience day; Butchery one day with half a pig or deer to take home; Pig butchery two day; one day from egg to plate and everything poultry in between or of course "build your own course" with a mix and match of the above.
All courses are bespoke and individual to you, we don't put groups of people together so it's just you, us and the smallholding. That way we can concentrate on exactly the things you want to do.
Look out for the article about us in Country Smallholding Magazine this spring
If you close your eyes and imagine an old fashioned smallholding of something like the 1900's, this would be it. Hidden Valley Farm is the Exmoor home of woodland born and bred extremely free range and rare breed Berkshire pigs.
Free from pollution and set in a picturesque valley, we feed our animals as naturally as possible. Exmoor is famous for its wild herbs and it is these natural flavours that result in us providing some of the most succulent and tasty meat in the country.
Our belief is to give a pig a purpose and a lifestyle they enjoy and they will be happy and contented and will produce amazing tasting pork with an old fashioned taste.
We are a smallholding who are focussed on the needs and wellbeing of animals such as Exmoor sheep, hens and poultry, turkeys, geese, lambs and most importantly the registered Berkshire pigs and piglets. We have no electricity or mains water on the farm, all the animals drink water collected directly from our own spring and the West Lyn River, which is pure and natural filtered across Exmoor.
Our pigs are reared in our mixed woodland on the side of our steep valley with pens up to an acre in size. They have the choice to do whatever makes them happy; if they want to root in the earth between the trees for grubs and bugs, they do. If they want to play, they do. If they want a little 'me' time on their own for a while, they can. If they want to laze about in a mud wallow cooling down, they do. They are very happy pigs.