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Welcome

Greenslate Community Farm, built for the community by the community. 25 acres of farm and woodlands on the side of Billinge Hill on the outskirts of Wigan.

Entry to the farm is free (apart from some special event days which will be listed on these pages). It’s a great place for kids but they must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

If you have any questions about the farm, please complete our enquiry form by clicking on the button below:

Shop and Cafe Opening Hours

The shop and cafe are open 7 days per week from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Monday's have a limited 'Cakes and Hot Drinks' menu.

The farm site is open daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and entry is normally ‘free of charge,’ with the exception of some special events.

What about dogs on site?

Dogs on a lead are welcome to all areas of the farm, including the cafe, but they are not allowed into the shop.

Please be especially mindful to keep dogs under control when they are around our farm animals.

What people are saying about Greenslate Community Farm:

“I visited the farm twice this week and had a great time with my 10 month old little girl. We had lovely food in the cafe and it was a nice experience overall. All the staff were helpful and pleasant.
The animals are all clearly well looked after and I am looking forward to trying some of the eggs and vegetables next time we visit. Keep doing what you are doing! We will be back soon :)”

Sean, August 2018

“We are breakfast in the cafe it was a great price and great food we all enjoyed it. The ice creams are amazing please keep them in stock. It was lovely to wonder around the farm after our food. Very relaxing environment. We bought some food from the shop and would love to see more things we could buy for gifts for Christmas.”

Debra, October 2018

“I visited today with my daughter, friend and her son. Although the cafe was very busy with orders coming in thick and fast, the service was absolutely superb. Quick and polite and really friendly. The frittata was delicious! A real gem of a place. Will recommend to my friends.”

Jo, August 2018

Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face, Great chieftain o the puddin'-race! Aboon them a' ye tak your place, Painch, tripe, or thairm: Weel are ye worthy o' a grace As lang's my arm.

Burns Night at Greenslate Farm

Traditional Burns Night Supper on 25th January 2019 served up in the Straw Bale Cafe at 7:00 pm.

Enjoy a three course meal which includes the traditional Haggis, Tatties and Neeps, all served up with a complimentary shot of Whisky to toast the Haggis.

Vegan, Vegetarian and Traditional Meat options available (please let us know about any other dietary requirements). There will also be live music on the night.

Come and help us celebrate the ‘Great chieftain of the sausage race’ and wear your kilt if you have one.

£17.50 per head.

Quiz Night and Cocktails in the Straw Bale Cafe

Friday 8th February 2019 at 7:00 pm.

Test your general knowledge whilst competing against other teams, and our cocktails.

You will also enjoy a two course meal with meat, Vegetarian and Vegan options, all for £12.50.

There will be prizes, including one for the most inventive team name.

The Farm Shop

The Straw Bale Farm Shop stock fruit and vegetables grown on the farm when they are in season. We also stock local, healthy and ethical products wherever possible.

The Care Farm

Our care farm has been established for over three years now and offers placements that centre around the meaningful activities of our working farm.

Our Animals

The animals have a very special place on our farm. 

Food Growing

Growing food at Greenslate Farm has always been on the agenda. The farm was started by Billinge and Orrell Transition Group and one of the aims of the movement is to make the local community more resilient and self sufficient. 

Shop and Cafe over Holidays (1)

The Greenslate Farm Shop and Straw Bale Cafe will be open this weekend (Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd of December) from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm as normal. 

On Sunday 23rd, The Cafe will be restricted to serving hot drinks and cakes.

The Farm Shop and Cafe will then be closed until Saturday 12th of January, when it will open with a new exciting menu.

 

During the Christmas Break our Hen’s won’t be taking any time off, and laying as normal. The farm shop will be closed, but you can still get your eggs.

There’s an honesty box on the front Verandah at the office entrance to the Straw Bale Building. Eggs are £1.80 per half dozen, please put money in the nest box. Change won’t be available.

 
Honesty Eggs 3

What people are saying about Greenslate Community Farm:

“I visited the farm twice this week and had a great time with my 10 month old little girl. We had lovely food in the cafe and it was a nice experience overall. All the staff were helpful and pleasant.
The animals are all clearly well looked after and I am looking forward to trying some of the eggs and vegetables next time we visit. Keep doing what you are doing! We will be back soon :)”

Sean, August 2018

“We are breakfast in the cafe it was a great price and great food we all enjoyed it. The ice creams are amazing please keep them in stock. It was lovely to wonder around the farm after our food. Very relaxing environment. We bought some food from the shop and would love to see more things we could buy for gifts for Christmas.”

Debra, October 2018

“I visited today with my daughter, friend and her son. Although the cafe was very busy with orders coming in thick and fast, the service was absolutely superb. Quick and polite and really friendly. The frittata was delicious! A real gem of a place. Will recommend to my friends.”

Jo, August 2018

Gift Ideas for Christmas

Volunteer Roger Buckner takes us on a whistle stop tour of some of the gift ideas we have for you in our shop leading up to Christmas. 

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Care Farm closes for their Christmas break this Friday at 4:00 pm and reopens Monday 7 January 2019 at 10:00 am.

Hazel McGregor

Care Farm Co-ordinator

The Farm Shop

The Straw Bale Farm Shop stock fruit and vegetables grown on the farm when they are in season. We also stock local, healthy and ethical products wherever possible.

The Care Farm

Our care farm has been established for over three years now and offers placements that centre around the meaningful activities of our working farm.

Our Animals

The animals have a very special place on our farm. 

Food Growing

Growing food at Greenslate Farm has always been on the agenda. The farm was started by Billinge and Orrell Transition Group and one of the aims of the movement is to make the local community more resilient and self sufficient. 

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