It was all fun at Shoots Delph Farm at Mossbank, St Helens on Sunday. As part of farming’s national Open Farm Sunday visitors were welcomed to see the farm at first hand. Central to the farm is Forster Organic Meats farm shop selling organic beef and lamb. They also supply several local farmers markets with their produce. The fifth generation farming family business was established in 1891.
The day was blessed by sunny weather and visitors were able to enjoy a tractor ride round the farm, see sheep, pigs and cattle at close hand and enjoy refreshments including the fantastic beef burgers and sausages on the barbeque. There was a special kids play barn with an egg stall, a mini tractor run and face painting. There was also a butcher demonstration how to carve a half lamb carcass.
Jack Forster, a former Rugby Union player with Gloucester, Sale Sharks and England Saxons invited the Steve Prescott Foundation to attend the event and nomitated the SPF to receive donations from the day. Forsters Farm Meats have supported several SPF events including providing meat to the walkers on last years Lands End to John o’Groats walk.
The event was attended by over 1000 visitors including St Helens stars Loius Mccarthy Scarsbrook and Mose Masoe. SPF ambassador Andy Reid is already a regular customer and was delighted to support the day.
The Forster Family and their volunteers were delighted by the turn out on the day and should be commended for show casing the farm in such an interesting and welcoming way.
Jack Forster said ‘We would like to thank everyone that attended for being so pleasant and not leaving a scrap of litter anywhere’.
Thank you for your support and a fantastic day.