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23rd June 2017 - IT'S THE HEELEY FESTIVAL TOMORROW!!!! Click here for full details

15th June 2017 - Congratulations to this months HCF lottery winner, number 1002! Well done. If anyone would like to get involved with the HCF lottery or would like more information you can download an information/application form from here

5th June 2017 - The Heeley Festival is coming!!! Click here for full details

18th April 2017 - Congratulations to this months Heeley City Farm Lottery winner! The winning number is 1045! Congrats! Go to https://www.heeleyfarm.org.uk/page/hcf-lottery for more info and to download the leaflet and registration form

10th April 2017 - THANK YOU to all those who attended or help to set up our Spring Fair. It was a huge success. We hope you all had a nice time... Now on to the Summer Heeley Festival on 24th June!!

30th March 2017 - Congrats to our Gardeners and Growers who last night received 'Recognition of their Outstanding Contribution to the Gleadless Valley Ward Community' at the Gleadless Valley Ward Community Star Awards 2017. Here's some of our staff and volunteers receiving the award from the Lord Mayor Denise Fox.

15th March 2017 - Please be aware that due to an increase in the cafe's suppliers there will be a price increase on items in the cafe as of the 26th March. Thanks, HCF.

15th March 2017 - Congratulations to this months Heeley City Farm Lottery winner! The winning number is 1003! Congrats!

13th February 2017 - Hi all, on the 8th April is our Spring Fair and this year as well as our usual stalls we will also be holding a 'car boot style' table top market. If you would like to be involved in the 'car boot style' market or if you have jumble you would like to donate please contact Julie on julie.blacker@heeleyfarm.org.uk. See the poster below for all the details

10th February 2017 - Hi all, please be aware that this weekend, due to staff ill health, there will be a reduced service in the garden centre. Please take any items to the cafe to pay. Thanks

8th February 2017 - Our Feta & Spinach Pie and Spinach & Mushroom Curry 'Over the Gate' ready meals are now back in stock in The Farm Kitchen!

2nd February - Thank you for all the offers of a microwave, we have been donated one and it is up and running. Thank you.

31st January 2017 - Hi all. The microwave in our Supported Learning room is on the blink. If anyone has a spare one that they might be able to the farm we would be very grateful. Thanks, HCF.

19th January 2017 - Thank you to all those who voted for us in the Aviva Community Fund unfortunately we were unsuccessful in getting the full funding but we did receive £500 for the Outdoor Classroom from Aviva for getting as far as we did but thank you for all your support. We have applied to be entered into Tesco 'Bags of Hope' funding competition in a hope to get the funding for an outdoor classroom but we will let you know more info about this when we get it. Thank you again from all the staff here at Heeley City Farm.

18th January 2017 - This months lottery winner is number 1027. Congratulations.

18th January 2017 - If you follow us on Facebook our new photography competition has been launch. See our facebook details for more information

17th January 2017 - Apologies for the lack of updates over the past few months, we have had some technical issues but we are all up and running now. In other news... NEW ANIMAL ALERT!! Last week we welcomed 2 new Northern Dairy Short Horn Cows. Come down and say hi! 17th January 2017 - Apologies for the lack of updates over the past few months, we have had some technical issues but we are all up and running now. In other news... NEW ANIMAL ALERT!! Last week we welcomed 2 new Northern Dairy Short Horn Cows. Come down and say hi!

30th November 2016 - NEW ANIMAL ALERT!! We have a new Chinchilla and a new Chinese Quail in our Small Animal House. Come down and meet DuDu (Chinchilla) and Pebble (Quail)

28th November 2016 - If anyone has lost some keys around the farm they have been found and are in the office

24th November 2016 - Thank you to all those who voted for us, we are happy to announce that we are finalists and are through to the next round of the Aviva Community Fund!! Thank you!

23rd November 2016 - The Moussaka and Spinach & Feta Pie ready meals are back in stock in The Farm Kitchen

14th November 2016 - ONLY 4 DAYS LEFT TO VOTE!! PLEASE HELP US! We are currently in the Aviva Community Fund competition, hoping to build an outdoor classroom to continue our educational work. If you have a spare 2 mins please vote for us.

https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/voting/project/view/16-1919

14th November 2016 - Just to let you know that our Gourmet Evening in The Farm Kitchen on the 25th November is now fully booked. Thank you to all those who have book and enjoy the wonderful food :)

4th November 2016 - ONLY 14 DAYS LEFT TO VOTE!! PLEASE HELP US! We are currently in the Aviva Community Fund competition, hoping to build an outdoor classroom to continue our educational work. If you have a spare 2 mins please vote for us.

https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/voting/project/view/16-1919

24th October 2016 - PLEASE HELP US! We are currently in the Aviva Community Fund competition, hoping to build an outdoor classroom to continue our educational work. If you have a spare 2 mins please vote for us.

https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/voting/project/view/16-1919

21st October 2016 - Our Heritage Department have a new job vacancy. Click here to find out more

21st October 2016 - Heeley City Farm's Dementia Department (along with The Valerie Foundation) have an initiative called 'Farming Comes To You' were we take the animals of the farm out to care settings to help people with potential isolation problems, due to illness, housing, or other reason, re-connect with the outside world and ease potential symptoms with Animal Assisted Therapy. On wednesday we were out at some Sheltered Housing places and the BBC and Sheffield Live! were there to see us

https://www.facebook.com/bbcsheffield/videos/1329865827025694/

http://web.sheffieldlive.org/farm-animals-pay-visit-to-city-care-home/

17th October 2016 - Congratulations to Heeley Farm Lottery member 1033 - You have won this months draw!

If you wish to enter the Farms Lottery click here for more details

13th October 2016 - We have a few events coming up in the next couple of weeks

6th October 2016 - The Heeley City Farm 2017 calendar is here! They are available from the Office and are £6 each

4th October 2016 - Please be aware that there are roadworks going on around the farm over the next few days so please take care when visiting us

30th September 2016 - The 'A Look At Sheffield' reminiscience event starts today for the next 2 days 11am-3pm both days

26th September 2016 - This Friday and Saturday at Ann's Road Community Centre (across from the Farm) we will be having a heritage and reminiscience event 'A Look at Sheffield', a sharing of memories from the 1940s through to today. Its a free event for you to just drop by with refreshments available.

26th September 2016 - Our freezer in The Farm Kitchen is fully stock with our Over The Gate ready meal range. We now have a Vegan Chilli, Spinach & Feta Pie and Mixed Berries & Apple Crumble added to the Moussaka, Lentil Curry, Pea & Aubergine Curry, Thai Veg Wrap, Veggie Burrito and Vegan Burrito that are already on offer

Monday 12th September - Thank you to all those who work, volunteered and came to the Autumn Show 2016, it was a fun day and a great success!

Thursday 8th September 2016 - Our summer volunteer Rachel Owen has made an amazing Vet Fund Donation box for our small animal house. Thanks Rachel, it looks amazing.

Thursday 8th September 2016! - We are taking some young volunteers to the Penistone Agricultural Show on Saturday. We will be taking some Soay Sheep and showing our Golden Guernsey Goats. Pop over and say hello if you are there!

Wednesday 7th September 2016 - Autumn Show this Sunday (11th Sept)!! The count down is on. Come down for local food, arts, crafts and food stalls, kids activities, kids veg monsters, the annual Produce Show and for the first time at the Autumn Show we have a beer tent and band stage. We have acoustic sets from Hilary Whitworth, The Unscene and Leon Lockley. A beer tent by The Tramshed, a Gin bar by Vintedge, and stall by Hop Hideout. Plus a self defence workshop by Sheffield's Academy of Self Defence! As well as the farm being open as usual, see our garden centre or get some veggie food and drink from The Farm Kitchen. Come down and join in the fun! It all starts at 12noon!

Monday 5th September 2016 - On Friday The Sheffield Star wrote an article about the Heeley Community and the farm you can read the article here

31st August 2016 - Today is the deadline for the new NEW JOB VACANCY open in The Farm Kitchen.

24th August 2016 - CONGRATUALTIONS to our Firth Park Community Allotment site who have just won 1st prize in the Best Community Allotment category of the 'Sheffield City Council's, Parks and Countryside Service Bolton Cup Allotment Competition'. Dot Rodman who runs the allotment would like to thank all the volunteers and the South Yorkshire Energy Centre for all their hard work

23rd August 2016 - We have a NEW JOB VACANCY open at in The Farm Kitchen.

23rd August 2016 - Please be aware that The Farm Kitchen will be closed on Thursday (25th August). It will be back open on Friday (26th August). Sorry for any inconvenience. Thanks.

16 August 2016 - It's less than a month till the AUTUMN SHOW 2016! YAY! Our annual Autumn Show this year is on Sunday 11th September! We will have our usual Produce Show where you can enter your homegrown produce (entry forms available from HCF! We have local produce, arts, crafts and food stalls, a music stage, a beer tent (by The Tramshed and a mobile Gin bar by Vintedge), we will even have a free self defence demo by Sheffield's Academy Of Self Defence, our usual tea room, kids activities and the Garden Centre, SYEC, cafe and all the rest will be open for you to look round and enjoy. Free entry to the Autumn Show (there is a fee of you want to enter into the produce show). Come down, theres fun for everyone!

15th August 2016 - We would like to thank the seven staff members from School of Health and Related Research from University of Sheffield who had a productive morning on Thursday 11th August working on our new dementia garden area.

Staff created a willow fence, habitat piles, sanded benches and had an enjoyable time with suggestions of further volunteering.

The NEW garden area, All Our Space is a postcode Trust funded dementia garden project that aims to offer an outdoor space for anyone in dementia related communities. The garden area was designed by 3rd Medical students from University of Sheffield in Nov 15 as an investigation and research tool into dementia, access, environment and therapy.

HCF staff member Tony Hancox has been leading the construction with students and volunteers consulting with Lee and Andrew Pearse who are managing the project and concept. The team have been working gradually over the last few months on the paths, planters, seating and are now hopefully working with MA Architecture students from University of Sheffield on a suitable build/summer house/indoor activity space.

The space is to offer a practical project for carers of those with dementia as a respite from caring responsibilities.

The space is also a safe and accessible area on the farm that encourages care homes and care environments for people with varying dementias to be able to engage in a wide variety of activities and simply be outside with nature.

12th August 2016 - Please be aware that if you are coming to visit the Farm over the next couple of weeks that there will be some road works happening. Myrtle Road will be close for 3 nights from the 17th August 7pm and 12am. Anns Road and Richards Road will be having work done over the first 2 weeks of September.

12th August 2016 - Our jersey cows, Clover and Buttercup, left the farm on Wednesday to pastures new! Along with the calf Bluebell-Meadow! Clover and Buttercup have been with the farm for many a year and will be missed. They have gone to a farm that already has one of their previous calves, so they will be reunited.

11th August 2016 - We have run out of compost for sale until further notice. We still have manure for sale

10th August 2016 - The Learning Difficulties and Disabilities group are proud to unveil their new music wall! They have made this with Steve and Emily, two Work Placement Students from Sheffield Hallam University, who have been here helping over the past 8 weeks.

8th August 2016 - Heeley City Farm are now doing their own frozen ready meals! Made by Farm staff using some farm produce! We currently have Moussaka and Pea & Aubergine Mild Curry available. Available in The Farm Kitchen!

5th August 2016 - Our resident Jersey Cows, Clover and Buttercup, along with the calf, Bluebell-Meadow, are moving to pastures new next week (week commencing 8th August 2016) to enjoy their retirement. We have found an amazing new home for them where they will join one of their previous calves. We will have some new cows at the beginning of next year after our new roof has been completed.

29th July 2016 - The first honey of the year from our Wortley Hall Walled Garden site has been extracted and is now available in The Farm Kitchen, £5 for 8oz, £8 for 1lb

28th July 2016 - Please be careful when visiting the farm today, we are currently having a drop curb added to the pavement for easier access at our main entrance

27th July 2016 - Vyv is here, saying hi to the locals before carrying on on her epic journey!

27th July 2016 - Today we will be visited by Vyv Wood-Gee who is traveling the country with her Fell Ponies in the aid of cancer research. She will be popping in around lunchtime to see the farm before countining her trek. Visit her website for more details http://www.horselandjourney.uk/

26th July 2016 - Tomorrow, Weds 27th, we will be visited by Vyv Wood-Gee who is traveling the country with her Fell Ponies in the aid of cancer research. She will be popping in around lunchtime to see the farm before countining her trek. Visit her website for more details http://www.horselandjourney.uk/

25th July 2016 - The phone lines are back up and running

21st July 2016 - The phones are down at Heeley City Farm, please email info@heeleyfarm.org.uk if you need to contact us

19th July 2016 - Myrtle Road is currently closed for re-surfacing along with pavement works on Richards Road, Please be aware that parking is limited

14th July 2016 - The pavements on the roads on the farm are being re-surfaced, please take care whilst visiting us and please be aware that parking is limited

13th July 2016 - Heeley City Farm's new website launches today

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Written by Andrew Pearse on Tuesday July 26, 2016

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