Previous News Flashes
11th December 2020 - Our garden centre closes next Friday (18th December) for the Christmas period, they will re-open on 6th January.
Last online order collections will be next Friday. Which means you have a week to get xmas gifts, Garden Centre gift vouchers, stock up on honey, get bags of manure etc.
The online store will remain open over Christmas but orders can't be collected until after 6th January.
Garden Centre is open 10am till 3pm Wednesday to Saturday
10th November 2020 - We have a job vacancy, Community Development Officer. See the job page for details
20th October 2020 - Due to staff illness the garden centre will closed on Sunday for the next few weeks. We will update when it is open on Sundays again.
19th October 2020 - Hi all,
we have had quite a few enquiries regarding pumpkin picking at the farm, we come top of the google list when pumpkin picking in Sheffield is searched even though we have never done it, just to let you know that we don't do pumpkin picking at the Farm due to the size of the site (also because the site is currently closed due to the Covid)
Thanks - HCF
14th October 2020 - We have received funding from the Heritage Lottery. Read our press release here
7th October 2020 - We are now on Amazon Smile, choose us as your charity and everytime you buy from Amazon we will receive a donation every time you buy. To chose us click here https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1111482-0
9th September 2020 - The Farm Kitchen, our onsite cafe is now open Wednesday, Friday to Sunday from 10am to 3pm. CARD PAYMENTS ONLY, TAKE AWAY ONLY
Garden Centre open Wednesday to Sunday
10am till 3pm
CARD PAYMENTS ONLY
16th August 2020 - Hi all, unfortunately due to staff sickness the Garden Centre will not be opening today (Sunday 16th August).
Sorry for any inconvenience caused
Thanks - HCF
23rd July 2020 - Garden Centre open at weekends!
Card Payments Only!
Starting Saturday 25th July, you can now come to the garden centre to look round and buy items rather than buying them online (the online shop is still up and running). This will be weekends only 10am till 3pm.Maximum 5 people at any one time in the garden centre. Online order collection will still continue through the week, Wednesday - Friday 12pm till 3pm. To manage visitors/potential queues to the cafe and garden we are changing the way into the garden centre - the entrance to the garden centre will be on Alexandra Road and that will also be the exit for the cafe. The entrance on Anns Road will be the entrance for the cafe and the exit for the garden centre
10th July 2020 - THE FARM KITCHEN IS REOPENING!! - From this Saturday (11th July) the ever-popular farm cafe will be reopening, albeit with a limited menu and limited opening times.
For the time being the Cafe will only be open at the weekends - Saturday and Sunday 10am till 3pm.
Take away only service and will only be accepting card payments.
We will be following social distance guidelines.
PLEASE NOTE: The rest of the site is remaining closed until we can finalise safe ways to manage the numbers/members of the public on site.
12th May 2020 -
Hi all, We have had people turning up at the Farm expecting the Garden Centre to be open as normal to look around, this is not the case,
THE GARDEN CENTRE AND THE FARM ARE STILL CLOSED. We are a small site and if we re-opened social distancing would be impossible so to keep our staff and visitors safe so are still be operating in the same way we have been for the past couple of weeks. All sales are through SHOPIFY and it will be collection only from the farm following the path painted on the floor to adhere to social distancing.
https://heeley-city-farm.myshopify.com/collections/all Thanks, Heeley City Farm team
11th May 2020 -
There's a new online platform started called The Buzz!
The Buzz has been designed to be inclusive and accessible to a wide audience including people with a learning disability. It will become a collection of free videos with activities that people can do at home, such as art, dance, exercise, cooking and more. New videos will be added to our dedicated Facebook group every weekday, and weekly on our Small Good Stuff website.
Each video is produced by one of the many fantastic community enterprises who have been supported by Community Catalysts. All the enterprise leaders are experienced in running inclusive, accessible and fun sessions designed to keep everyone motivated, energised and entertained during lockdown.
The Buzz can be accessed in two ways:
1. On the Facebook group – search on Facebook for ‘The Buzz by Community Catalysts’ or click this link: www.facebook.com/groups/hellothebuzz
2. On our Small Good Stuff website - www.smallgoodstuff.co.uk/the-buzz/
31st March - We are very saddened to lose Philip Ridsdale who volunteered and worked with the youth and animal team at Heeley City Farm for over twenty years.
Phil, 'Flip' or 'Twitch', had many passions which he became an expert in, including bird watching, photography, wildlife identification, animal husbandry, farming, and in recent years even Pokémon Hunting!
He had been a regular visitor to the bird observatory at Spurn point and had carried out in-depth studies of the birds at the farm and in surrounding areas. He installed owl nest-boxes around the peak district and farm and also recently became qualified in bird ringing, which he was demonstrating and teaching to others.
Phil had a huge positive impact on many young volunteers over the years, teaching them many things from animal care to recognising birds and wildflowers, passing on his expertise wherever he was able.
Phil would do anything for anyone and was a source of knowledge for locals about nature. People would come down to the farm just to ask him - he always knew the answers!
He will be remembered for his dry sense of humour, huge knowledge on so many natural subjects, great strength, gentleness, passion, patience when teaching young people, and willingness to work at unsociable hours (midnight delivering lambs, working Christmas day and running 5am dawn chorus bird walks to name but a few)!
He will be sadly missed by hundreds of volunteers, staff he has worked alongside and members of the bird, wildlife and Pokémon groups he was so active in.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this hard time.
Friday 13th March - A massive thank you to everyone who has donated after our toilet rolls got stolen. Thanks to everyone who has donated, everyone who has dropped off toilet rolls and companies who have donated toilet rolls to us!
Monday 16th March - Congrats to this months lottery winner, no. 1060! To find out more about the HCF Lottery visit the website https://www.heeleyfarm.org.uk/hcf-lottery/4594634916
Tuesday 17th March - Hi all,
Due to the coronavirus outbreak and the government issuing advice to stay away from gatherings and to keep 'social distance' we have had made the tough decision to cancel or postpone events that are coming up at the Farm.
ALL GARDENING VOLUNTEER SESSIONS AT, ALL THE FARM SITES, ARE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
The Beer Festival will be postponed until a later date.
The Easter Egg Hunt has been cancelled.
Weekly/bi-weekly/monthly sessions (FTD Carers Group and other dementia sessions held at the Farm or at other venues, Wild and Woolly, Walks for wellbeing) are postponed until further notice.
All the courses we are running (bee keeping courses, organic food growing course) are postponed to a later date, anyone with tickets to these will receive an email from eventbrite explaining the situation.
The Dawn Chorus Bird Walk has been postoned.
This is unfortunate and we are sorry for any inconvenience caused, at the Farm we take health and safety very seriously and we are taking these actions with the health, safety and wellbeing of visitors and staff members in mind.
Thanks, the Heeley City Farm team
Wednesday 18th March - Due to the decision to cancelall events at the Farm,this Saturday's Repair Cafe will be at a different venue. You can join the guys at the Repair Cafe at Bit-Fix-It at Abbeyfield Park House. Times are 10am-4pm as usual.
Friday 6th December - Our Easy stock has been re-stock and our new 2020 calendars have now been added! Check it out here https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HeeleyCityFarm
21st October 2019 - It's half term next week and that means the return of our Breakfast Club! Free breakfast for young people up to 16yrs in the cafe mon-fri 9am till 11am starting Mon 28th Oct!
17th October 2019 - It's National Hate Crime Awareness Week and we have a stall in our community room today giving advice about stopping hate crime, spotting hate crime and reporting hate crime!
16th September 2019 - Thank you to everyone who came down to the Autumn Show and Mini Beer Festival, we had a blast, hope you did too!
9th July 2019 - The Drop-in surgery for energy bills advice, usually every Thursday at the farm's Energy Centre 11-3pm, will be on Friday this week. Apologies for any inconvenience. Back to normal next week!
16th June 2019 - Congrats to this months HCF Lottery Winner number 1020!
23rd April 2019 - Just to make you aware that we are no longer able to sell compost. We still have manure for sale but there is currently a 3 week (approx) wait on orders. Thanks, HCF
15th February 2019 - Who caught the Farm on BBC Radio 4's Farming Today this morning? If not we've got you covered, click on the link to hear Sue, Sarah and one of our learners talk about the Farm and our young persons provisions. Click Here to listen. We start at around the 45sec mark.
2nd January 2019 - Happy New Year everyone!! The Farm offices are back open today! The Cafe and the garden centre re-open next Monday, 7th January!
17th December 2018 - We have a new Practical Countryside Skills course starting at the end of January. This is for 19 year olds and above. 12 hours per week, 12 weeks, 2 days per week. The course is free for people claiming benefits (due to funding). For more info email Julie at [email protected]
10th December 2018 - A massive thank you to all who came to the Winter Fayre on Saturday. Thank you to all the stall holders, entertainment providers, volunteers and staff who helped bring it all together and thanks to all the visitors who braved the cold and wet weather to come and say hi. Thank you
4th December 2018 - The Big Give Christmas Challenge has now finished. Thank you so much to everyone who donated, share the post and got the word out their. The donations we receive will do towards the work we do and to looking after the animals. Thanks you for your support!
4th December 2018 - The 2019 Animals of Heeley City Farm Calendar is here and for sale in the Garden Centre or on the Produce Stall this weekend at the Winter Fayre
27th November 2018 - The Big Give Christmas challenge is now live! For the next week any donation we receive through The Big Give website, https://tinyurl.com/ycyz7pxs , will be double by The Garfield Weston Foundation to help us continue our community projects and help care for the animals over the Christmas period!! Donate to help Heeley City Farm and our work here ---- https://tinyurl.com/ycyz7pxs
20th November 2018 - ONE WEEK TO GO! In one weeks time every donation made to the Farm will be doubled by outside funders! #onedonationtwicetheimpact
As part of The Big Give Christmas Campaign, between Tues 27th Nov at 12noon till Tues 4th Dec at 12noon, any donation made to the Farm via The Big Give website will be doubled!
As a not-for-profit charity we rely heavily on the generosity of others and the donations that come in help the farm run on a day to day basis.
Any donations made during this period will go towards the up keep of the animals. The animals at the Farm support adults with learning difficulties and disabilities who regularly come to the farm, the young people who come for lessons at the farm, care home residents through animal assisted therapy and much more.
Next Tuesday the donate button will go live, access the website here https://tinyurl.com/ycyz7pxs
19th October 2018 - Our Garden Centre now stocks Rivelin Wild Bird Food to buy!
1st October 2018 - The voting for The Green Flag Awards are now closed. Thank you for all those who voted for us
5th September 2018 - Heeley City Farm needs you! The experts have had their say and in July Heeley City Farm was given a prestigious Green Flag Award. Now, the Award Scheme is asking the nation to have its say and decide which parks and green spaces should receive the People’s Choice Award for being the UK’s favourites. Click here to vote Voting closes 30 Sept, with the top 10 sites being announced on 16 October.
17th September 2018 - Congratulations to this months HCF Lottery winner - Lottery number 1035!! For more information about the HCF lottery and to download an application form click here
11th September 2018 - A massive thank you to all those who came to the Autumn Show on Sunday. All the volunteers, staff and stall holders, all those who supplied music and entertainment, everyone who entered the Produce Show and everyone who came down to look around and say hi!! Thank you! Looking a head to the Winter Fayre now :)
15th August 2018 - Congratulations to HCF Lottery number 1021! You have won this months Heeley Farm Lottery. For more info on the lottery and to download an application form to enter, visit our website page
16th August 2018 - Apologies but today's Energy Bill Drop-in at the South Yorkshire Energy Centre will run from 11-1pm only, due to staff absence. normal service will resume next Thursday (11-3pm)
1st August 2018 - Thank you to all those who voted for Firth Park Community Allotment's scarecrow. They came 2nd out of 13 entries
24th July 2018 - Please vote for Firth Park Community Allotment's Scarecrow in the Bolton Cup's Best Scarecrow competition. You can vote for their Butterfly Scarecrow (option M) here
24th July 2018 - Unfortunately due to the hot temperatures forecast for Thursday we will be postponing the Animals In The Gallery event at The Art House Sheffield, the animals welfare is our top priority. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused. Watch this space for a new date!
24th July 2018 - We have a new job vacancy, click here to see all the details and to download a job spec
23rd July 2018 - Theres just 2 days left to vote for us in the 'Sheffield For Kids Awards 2018', we are nominated in multiple categories. You can vote for us here! *cheeky tip -
after submitting your vote you can refresh the page and vote again ;)*
19th July 2018 - Congratulations to lottery no.1027 for winning this months HCF lottery. For info on the lottery and to download an entry form visit the lottery page
2nd July 2018 - We are having a sale on bedding plants in our Garden Centre!! Come down and grab a bargain!
25th June 2018 - Thank you to everyone involved in the Festival at the weekend. All the staff and volunteers who help set it up, all the bands, musicians and Djs who entertained us, all the stall holders and food vendors, and (of course) to everyone who came to spend the day with us, it was busier than we could have imagined and we had a blast!
11th June 2018 - Thank you to all those who applied for a stall at the Heeley Festival, we are now fully booked for stall spaces. Thank you.
29th May 2018 - So the riders did it! To London in over 2 days. Thank you to all those who supported the riders and donated.
Thank you at Kentish Town City Farm, Gorse Hill City Farm, Stonebridge City Farm, Mudlarks Community Garden and OrganicLea for your hospitality.
Thanks to Commerce Business Systems Ltd and Now Then for sponsoring the kits.
jejamescycles.co.uk, Tony Butterworth Cycles, Evans Cycles, Streets Kitchen, Opus Independents, GO Outdoors, Enterprise Rent-A-Car UK, The Cycle Jersey for the support.
Royston Cycling Club for the Tow
Streets Kitchen with Kentish Town City Farm for the food.
Thanks to all the drivers in the support vehicles.
25th May 2018 - Its the Big Bike Ride tomorrow!! You can come down and see the riders off at 8 in the morning tomorrow. Cycling to London, 220miles (approx) over 2 days all to raise funds for HCF. If you would like to sponsor the riders you can here https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/heeleycityfarm/ridetolondon
GOOD LUCK to all the riders
25th May 2018 - Hope everyone has a lovely Bank Holiday weekend. The Farm and the Cafe is open as usual all weekend (including bank holiday Monday) but the office staff won't be back in until Tuesday. Thanks, HCF
14th May 2018 - A massive MASSIVE thank you to all those who made our first beer festival a huge success! Thanks to the breweries;
Neepsend Brew Co Abbeydale Brewery Stancill Brewery Welbeck Abbey Brewery The Sheffield Brewery Company True North Brew Co Thornbridge Brewery Little Critters Brewing Company Loxley Brewery Sentinel Brewing Co. Locksley Distilling Co. Ltd. Hopscotch Craft Brewers The Ecclesall Ale Club Regather
To Nether Edge Pizza Company for supplying the food
and to Mads n da Bads DJs Treebeard Morrigan's Fire Robert Lowdon for the music!
And a massive thank you to all those who came and had a beer with us!
9th May 2018 - Thank you to all those who voted for us in the ITV Peoples Projects! We Won!!!!! Thank you to all your votes and support!
30th April 2018 - The voting for ITVs People's Projects are now closed. Thank you to all those who voted for us and supported us. Now we have to wait and see.
16th April 2018 - PLEASE HELP THE FARM - We are in the running for some funding from 'ITV's The People's Projects'. VOTING IS NOW OPEN and closes on Monday
30th April. For more info and to vote click here
9th April 2018 - Thank you to all the people who were involved or came down to the Spring Fair this Saturday, it was the biggest one yet
6th April 2018 - NEW ARRIVAL ALERT!! We have had 3 Pygmy Goats born this week.
Thurs 29th March - Hi all, please be aware that the Farm's offices will be closed from 5pm today till Tuesday. The Farm itself will be open as usual. Thanks, HCF
21st March 2018 - On May 11th and 12th we will be having our first Beer Festival. Join us between 5.30pm and 9pm on the Friday and between 2pm and 9pm (or until beer runs out) on the Saturday for a selection of beer.
For more info click here
13th March 2018 - Hi all, we are having a tombola at the Spring Fair this year, to raise funds for the Farm, and if anyone has anything they would be able to donate for prizes that would be amazing. Thanks, HCF
12th March 2018 - Please be aware that our receptionist is away at the moment. If you leave an answer phone message someone will get back to you, alternatively if you are trying to get in touch with a specific person you can find their direct number via the website https://www.heeleyfarm.org.uk/contacts. Thanks and sorry for any inconvenience
13th March 2018 - A massive thank you to the Sheffield Home Office who had a corporate day down at the Farm and were able to clear 12 Tons of soil in a 5 hour session and cleared the site of our new outdoor classroom.
9th March 2018 - NEW JOB ROLE - Our Heritage Department are currently looking for a new Project Officer for their Tinsley:Time and Travel
9th March 2018 - Mother's Day gifts for sale - The garden centre has put together some Mother's Day pots together ready for the weekend. They are on sale in the Farm's Garden Centre from today
5th March - The Farm and the cafe is back to normal opening times. The site is still a little slippy under foot so pleas be careful. Thanks, HCF
5th March - Hi all, our site at Firth Park Community Allotment will reopen this week, after the bad weather, with family sessions to restart on Thursday 8th march and Mon and Thursday sessions after that
2nd March 2018 - Over the weekend (3rd and 4th March) the Cafe will have limited opening time, from 10am till 2pm, weather permitting
2nd March 2018 - The cafe is now open and will be closing at 2pm today, and they have hot food available for anyone who wants to brave it down
2nd March 2018 - The Farm will have a limited opening today. The Cafe will be open from 10am. Please be aware that if you do venture out that the site is still covered in snow and is treacherous under foot.
1st March 2018 - Due to the weather today the Farm will be closed. Sorry for any inconvenience, the animal team are here making sure the animals are safe and happy but the site is closed to the public. Check here for updates tomorrow. Thanks, HCF
23rd February 2018 - Our Dementia Department leads, Lee and Andrew, have created and curated an exhibition, 'All Our Brains' that currently up at The Art House in Sheffield City Centre. The exhibition is a collaboration of people exploring the topic of Dementia. The exhibition is led by The Valerie Foundation with help from us, Drink Wise, Age Well and Enrichment for the Elderly. The exhibition is on until the 2nd March. The Art House is open Mon-Sat 11am till 3pm. Here is an article about the exhibition and about the Lee and Andrew of the Farm and The Valerie Foundation https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/sheffield-brothers-taking-creative-approach-to-dealing-with-dementia-1-9029686
23rd February 2018 - Hi everyone, just to let people know that, due to the extreme drop in temperatures that are meant to come next week, our site at Firth Park Community Allotment has decide to cancel next weeks family session. Keep checking Firth Park's facebook page for updates allotment for information and to keep up to date as to when the sessions are back. Thanks, HCF
7th February 2018 - Our new website has launched today!!! This update makes the website much easier to get around and navigate!!
31st January 2018 - GOOD NEWS STORY: Thank you to everyone who voted for the Farm in the Tescos stores in Sheffield. We are delighted to tell you all that we won the fund. Thank you for all your support and your votes over the Christmas period.
17th January 2018 - Some of our animal team moved our new rare breed Pied/Crollwitzer Turkeys to their new home in the pond area by the main reception and they have their newly built home their as well if the cold gets too much. Come down and meet them 📷
16th January 2018 - Congratulations to this months HCF Lottery winner, no. 1030. If anyone would like more information on the Lottery visit https://www.heeleyfarm.org.uk/page/hcf-lottery
15th January 2018 - Swift Conservation Project are a national group that help the conservation of Swifts in Britain and they now have a branch in Heeley and Meersbrook. From 16th to 23rd June 2018 is 'Swift Awareness Week' and they will be holding a series of events to celebrate and inform over that week. For more information on 'Swift Awareness Week' visit http://actionforswifts.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/2018-uk-swift-awareness-week-16-23-june.html or email Seb Schmoller at [email protected]
12th January 2018 - Don't forget that this Sunday is the Seed Swap Sunday on the Farm, come down and swap seeds with other gardeners, don't have any seeds? Don't worry, we will have many on offer. Our gardeners will be here too to give you tips and advice. See you Sunday.
8th January 2018 - The Farm Kitchen reopens today after the Christmas period, and just in time with this cold weather, come down and get a warm drink and some homemade food to warm up on this cold day
8th January 2018 - Hi all, just to let you know that we no longer have the facilities to take old Christmas Trees in. Thanks, HCF.
4th January 2018 - As we go into the new year we would like to take this opportunity to thank all those people who have donated to us over the past year, either through direct debit on a regular basis or by adding to our donation boxes around the Farm. As a charity all the donations we receive are vital for us to continue the work we do. Thank you.
2nd January 2018 - Happy New Year everyone! We hope you all had a good holiday period. The Farm is open as usual, the Cafe is still closed until 8th January 2018!
20 December 2017 - Please note that most office staff will be off for the Christmas period and will be back in the New Year as of today. The Cafe will close on Friday (22nd Dec) and will reopen on 8th January. Can we take this opportunity to say thank you for all your support over the past 12 months. Thanks and Merry Christmas - from everyone at Heeley City Farm
6th November 2017 - HEELEY CITY FARMS NEEDS YOUR HELP! - We have been shortlisted in the Tesco 'Bags of Help' competition. If you go into selected Sheffield Tescos stores and make a purchase (no matter how big or small) you will be given a token to vote for our organisations. We are trying to get funding for a new outdoor classroom for our learners to use. The voting is open now until 1st January 2018.
The stores you can vote in are;
ECCLESALL METRO, S11 8PN
BROADFLD RD EXPRESS, S7 1FS
ABBEYDALE RD, S7 2QB
BEIGHTON EXPRESS, S20 1EA
BIRLEY RD EXPRESS, S12 4WG
BROOMHILL EXPRESS, S10 1BP
CROSSPOOL GARAGE, S10 5DS
ECCLESALL RD, S11 8PN
FULWOOD EXPRESS, S10 3QA
SHARROW LANE EXPRESS, S11 8AN
TOTLEY SHEFFIELD EXPRESS, S17 3LP
Thanks for all your support and votes!
18th December 2018 - Congrats to Lottery no.1013 for winning this months HCF Lottery Draw. If you would like to get involved in the lottery or for more information visit https://www.heeleyfarm.org.uk/page/hcf-lottery
11th December 2018 - Thank you to everyone who got involved in the Winter Fayre on Saturday. Thanks to all the volunteers, staff and stall holders that made it happen. Thanks to Mads N Da Bads DJs for supplying us with the music and thanks to everyone who came down to join in the fun.
22nd November 2017 - Unfortunately, due to a bug infestation, we will be unable to run our Christmas Tree rental scheme this year. The Christmas Trees have been infested by a bug that only attacks Fir Trees so none of our other plants and shrubs have been affect. We are really disappointed as we enjoy running the Christmas Tree rental, we will have it back up and running next year.
15th November 2017 - Congrats to no.1031 for winning this months HCF lottery. If you would like more info on our lottery go to https://www.heeleyfarm.org.uk/page/hcf-lottery
25th October 2017 - The Aviva Community Fund voting is now open! To find out how to vote for us and help us get some funding click here
1st November 2017 - Thanks to everyone who came down to the Halloween event last night, it was our biggest one yet!!! Thanks to all the staff and volunteers who made it happen, thanks for all the donations and thanks to the people of the community who came and joined in and support the event. We hope everyone had a great time! Thanks.
26th October 2017 - Thanks to Tesco on West Street and to Sainsbury's on Division Street for their donations of pumpkins and Lembas Ltd for their donation of veggie HotDogs for our Halloween event on the 31st October, 6pm till 8pm
19th October 2017 - There is now NO MINIMUM CHARGE to pay on card in the cafe!!
18th October 2017 - The Google Bus is back at the Farm tomorrow! Click the link for more information https://www.heeleyfarm.org.uk/event/google-digital-garage-bus-at-hcf
16th October 2017 - Congratulations to no.1036 for winning this months HCF Lottery draw. For more info on the HCF lottery go to https://www.heeleyfarm.org.uk/page/hcf-lottery
9th October 2017 - Some upcoming events to share with you all📷
6th October 2017 - Please be aware that the front entrance of the Farm is closed off today due to maintenance on the path. All the other entrances are open as usual
5th October 2017 - Does anyone have a top loading spin dryer that they don't use and would like to donate to the Farm? If so, it would be greatly appreciated, if you could email [email protected] with details that would be great. Thanks.
21st September 2017 - Our Dementia Department here at Heeley City Farm have a project called 'Farming Comes To You', taking the animals out to care settings and today they were out in Woodhouse at a Sheltered Housing building. The goats were having a little play outside and grabbed the attention of the Police walking by who came over and said hi, and couldn't resist a cheeky photo 📷
14th September 2017 - We've had a busy week here at Heeley City Farm! Not only did we have the success of the Autumn Show on Sunday but on Saturday we enter into the Penistone Agricultural Show where our Golden Guernsey Goats were enter - Duchess and Daffodil were awarded as best and second best goatling (year old) golden guernsey in the show and Elm as the best goat kid.
We also won best golden guernsey goat overall. Good time for rare breed golden guernsey goats!
Yesterday our Soay Sheep where taken to their new home for the Winter out in the Peaks as part of An Organic Wildflower Meadow Conservation Project (converting pastures back from intensive grazing) working to spread the seeds and improve bio-diversity.
Our main site and our satellite sites did brilliantly in the Britain In Bloom Awards as well this week. Our main site on Richards Road was awarded Level 5 (Outstanding), our Firth Park Community Allotment was also awarded a Level 5 (outstanding), as was our Wortley Hall Walled Garden site. The Wortley Hall site was awarded a Discretionary Citation in The Yorkshire Rose Conservation and Wildlife Award.
Well done to the Animal Team, The Local Food and Growing Team and all those involved in creating the Autumn Show!
11th September 2017 - Thanks to everyone who came to the Autumn Show yesterday, all the stalls holders, all the volunteers, all the performers and all the visitors. Thank you. We hope you all had a good time. Thanks, HCF
29th August 2017 - Due to the changes to the Sheffield Bus Service as of the 3rd September you can get the number 19 to the Farm as well as the usual 18, 56 and 252
23rd August 2017 - Confirmed for the Autumn Show on Sunday 10th September...
We will have food from Fancy An Indian, Go Get Stuffed, Ape About Pizza, Wah Wahs, and Tornado Potatoes. We will have Frazer's Coffee in addition to our cafe being open as usual selling our food and drink. We will have our Farm Bar open on the music field too. We will be having live music from Salt Pinchers, Leon Lockley, Susie M-W, as well as DJs from 'Mads n' Da Bads DJs'! https://www.heeleyfarm.org.uk/event/autumn-show-2017
15th August 2017 - Congratulations to lottery number 1033 for winning this months lottery. If you would like to know about the HCF lottery you can visit the website https://www.heeleyfarm.org.uk/page/hcf-lottery
3rd August 2017 - Congratulations to our Animal Team!! Yesterday a group of young people and staff went along to Bakewell show with 7 of our rare breed Golden Guernsey Goats. Heeley Duchess was labelled as best Golden Guernsey goat in the show with her sisters, Daffodil, Dooley and Delf, coming 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Our young people also performed fantastically in the young handlers class with Declan and Emily winning first and second in the older category and William winning second in the younger. Well done goats and humans alike!📷
20th July 2017 - Congratulations to number 1045 for winning this months Heeley City Farm Lottery. If you would like to know more about the HCF lottery follow the link https://www.heeleyfarm.org.uk/page/hcf-lottery
26th June 2017 - Thanks to all those that came out to the festival yesterday and to all those who helped put it on and run it. We hope you all has a great time... we did!📷
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-lotteryfor 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 [email protected] 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.
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.
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.
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
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
- 16th Oct - Apple & Pear Day at Wortley Hall Walled Garden
- 28th Oct - Halloween On The Farm at Heeley City Farm
- 12 Oct - WInter Pruning of Fruit Trees Workshop at Wortley Hall Walled Garden
- 25th Nov - Gourmet Evening at Heeley City Farm
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 articlehere 📷
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 [email protected] 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