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As seen on TV with Ben Fogle's New Lives in the Wild!
Change your life with one of our courses choose between:
Spend a day or two with us and find out what it's like to be a smallholder.
Let us show you the reality of life looking after free-range animals, their husbandry, and the rules and regulations you need to know.
Rear a pig - We'll rear a piglet for you! The closest thing to having your own pig.
Butchery class: learn how to butcher a whole pig from devising a cutting plan to suit your family, and what to do with each cut, including sausage making, dry cured bacon, hams and salami - as well as all those bits that most people don't use.
One and two day pig butchery class available - one to one, hands on butchery, no groups
Fab gift certificates available for that special occasion, be it a birthday anniversary or christmas present or simply just because....
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.
LATEST NEWS FROM THE SMALLHOLDING
DUCKLINGS! Our ducks have actually hatched ducklings for the first time!!
10% DISCOUNT available for Smallholding experience days booked now and taken during November
New for the Autumn - one day how to kill pluck and dress poultry
Watch this space for details on our christmas meat hampers - to include boneless stuffed quail
gift certificates available for that special birthday/christmas present - build your own course
book your mini "suckling" pig (about 15 - 20kgs carcass weight) for that special christmas/new year dinner
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.