Some Useful Links for local smallholders

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The Smallholder Series

Practical Guides for the serious smallholder.

www.smallholderseries.co.uk

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Farmers Markets

Benjamin Dent

Phone: 01892 870666

www.kentfarmersmarkets.org.uk

benjamin.dent04@gmail.com

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Local Food Directory at Hadlow

Hildegard Pax
For small producers of food within a 10 mile radius of Hadlow who wish to have produce advertised in a local directory.

hadlowcarbon@gmail.com

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Laura Parish

Veterinary care for Farms and Smallholdings across the South-east.

GREEN COUNTIES VETS
Chester Lodge
Woodcock Hill
Felbridge, Surrey
RH19 2RD

Phone: 01342-311311

www.greencountiesvets.uk

info@greencountiesvets.uk

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NORTH WEST SURREY SEARCHERS

Metal Detecting since 1978

Phone: Andrew Jones, NWSS Site Manager 07949472237

andrew738jones@btinternet.com

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STEVE DIXON

From a small pet to a smallholding we look after your pets when you are away.
Phone Steve Dixon for helpful information. Will even take pets to vets!

ANIMALS AT HOME
Complete Pet Care Services

Phone: 07470-311260

www.animalsathome.co.uk/mid-kent

info@midkent.animalsathome.co.uk

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Home Farmer

Home Farmer monthly magazine for lots of practical ideas and more!

Ruth Tott
The Good Life Press
P.O. Box 536
Preston
PR2 9ZY

Phone: 01772-652693

www.homefarmer.co.uk

www.facebook.com/homefarmer

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Agricultural Colleges

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Hadlow College

Tonbridge Road
Hadlow
Kent
TN11 0AL

Phone: 01732 850551

www.hadlow.ac.uk

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Plumpton College

www.plumpton.ac.uk

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COURSES

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Lake Farm Smallholder Courses

About the Courses

All of the courses are day courses and suitable for all levels of experience

A chance to spend a day interacting with the animals and learning about the husbandry skills involved with keeping them.

I aim to provide you with a relaxing,enjoyable and informative day out on a traditional working farm, learning the basic requirements of keeping happy and healthy animals.
Refreshments are available throughout the day and a home produced lunch is provided.

After attending one of the courses, on going support and advice will be available should you need it.

A lighter look at the husbandry skills involved in keeping both pigs and poultry and a chance to meet the animals.

Find me on Facebook ‘Lake Farm Days’

Or Just come and visit the shop
and meet the animals!
*Please phone first!*

Contact Liz at:
Lake Farm Smallholder Courses,
Lake Farm,
Sutton Valence,
Maidstone,
Kent
ME17 3EN

Phone: 07743 744051

lizzieoffen@virginmedia.com

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Government and Local Authority

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Trading Standards

West Kent Area Office
P.O Box 286
West Malling
ME19 4HW

Phone: 01732 525291

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Rural Payments Agency

Phone: 08456 037777

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Animal Heath Offices

www.defra.gov.uk

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Suppliers

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Hen House Poultry

For all your poultry needs....from chickens, including rare breeds, hen houses/arks, drinkers, feeders and more...

Eight Oaks, Headcorn Road, Sutton Valence, Kent ME17 3EL

Phone: 01622 853649

www.henhousepoultry.co.uk

henhousepoultry@aol.com

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Veterinary Services

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Westpoint Veterinary Group

Especially for Smallholders

Phone: Tel: 01959-564383