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This page lists all sorts of things that are going on in Devon that are relevant to Smallholders. These may be seminars or sales presentations organised by vets or solicitors, on-line events and DASH meetings.

We are back into our winter programme of indoor meetings. If you have a suggestion for a topic, please contact Emma

North Devon meetings are normally held on the first Wednesday of the month, West Devon meetings are normally held on the second Wednesday of the month and East Devon meetings are normally the last Wednesday in the month.


Saturday 18th January 2pm - South Devon Meeting

Following on from our initial South Devon DASH meeting, we are planning to meet at Dunley Farm.

There will be a short farm walk (welly boots a must) followed by a discussion on tea and cake.

If you email Emma on events@devonsmallholders.co.uk to let us know if you would like to come, we will email you directions 24 hours beforehand.

This event is organized by DASH. For more information email events@devonsmallholders.co.uk


Wednesday 29th January 6.30pm - East Devon post Christmas dinner

Come along to Coldharbour to meet your fellow DASH members, swap smallholding stories and enjoy Andrea and Beth’s amazing home cooking and local produce. New members especially welcome. £14 for two courses.

The menu focuses on local, seasonal produce. Home made apple juice and other drinks available to purchase on the night or bring your own bottle.

Main course is spice crusted slow roasted mutton with turmeric and chilli roasted potatoes and roasted cauliflower and there will be a seasonal crumble for pudding. Coldharbour Farm Shop uses its own produce where possible and Andrea who cooks for us is also a DASH member. We would love to see faces new and old at this event and it is a great opportunity to get together and talk about your smallholding plans for the year. We need ten people to make this event viable and currently have five names, so please let us know sooner rather than later if you’re going to attend as if we still don’t have enough names a week before it’s due to be held we will need to cancel.

It will be held at the Coldharbour Farm Shop East Hill, Ottery Saint Mary EX11 1QL. If you’d like to come along then let Emma know as early as possible on secretary@devonsmallholders.co.uk

This event is organized by DASH. For more information email events@devonsmallholders.co.uk


Wednesday 29th January 7pm - West Devon Post Christmas Meal

At the Rydon Inn in Holsworthy.

STARTERS

  • Artichoke soup with truffle oil (v)
  • Deep fried breaded plaice goujons with tartar sauce
  • Wood mushroom & black pudding risotto

MAINS

  • Roasted sirloin with roast potatoes and Yorkshire & suet puddings
  • Steamed fillet of hake & tiger prawns with mashed potato, asparagus & saffron cream sauce
  • Roasted corn-fed chicken with a casserole of button onions, mushrooms, new potatoes and tarragon

DESSERTS

  • Sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce and vanilla ice cream
  • Apple & blackberry crumble with hot vanilla custard
  • Chocolate fudge cake with chocolate sauce and chocolate ice cream

1 course - £17.00
2 course - £23.00
3 course - £29.00

Tea & coffee inc

The Rydon has always been very willing to cater to specific requirements, so please let Laine know of any special dietary needs you have.

Menu choices and 50% deposit to be made no later than 15th January.
Please pay by BACS:

Bank Account Name: DASH
Bank Account Number: 31351460
Bank Sort Code: 77-09-21
Bank: Lloyds
Reference: WD XMAS/your membership no.

Pay the balance on the night.

Please email communications@devonsmallholders.co.uk for details.

This event is organized by DASH. For more information email events@devonsmallholders.co.uk


Wednesday 5th February 6.30pm - North Devon gathering

DASH members are invited to come along to this informal chat. Subject to be comfirmed.

VENUE: Fox & Goose in Parracombe.
Directions on Google maps

This event is organized by DASH. For more information email events@devonsmallholders.co.uk


Wednesday 12th February 7pm for 7.30pm - West Devon chicken chat

At the Rydon Inn in Holsworthy.

Come along and chat about all things chicken.

 

This event is organized by DASH. For more information email events@devonsmallholders.co.uk


Wednesday 26th February 6.30pm - East Devon chicken chat

Venue TBC.

Come along and chat about all things chicken.

 

This event is organized by DASH. For more information email events@devonsmallholders.co.uk


Wednesday 11th March 7pm for 7.30pm - West Devon sheep and goat chat

At the Rydon Inn in Holsworthy.

Come along and chat about all things sheep and goat.

 

This event is organized by DASH. For more information email events@devonsmallholders.co.uk


Wednesday 25th March 6.30pm - East Devon sheep and goat chat

Venue TBC.

Come along and chat about all things sheep and goat.

 

This event is organized by DASH. For more information email events@devonsmallholders.co.uk


Wednesday 8th April 7pm for 7.30pm - West Devon pig chat

At the Rydon Inn in Holsworthy.

Come along and chat about all things pig.

 

This event is organized by DASH. For more information email events@devonsmallholders.co.uk


Wednesday 22nd April 6.30pm - East Devon pig chat

Venue TBC.

Come along and chat about all things pig.

 

This event is organized by DASH. For more information email events@devonsmallholders.co.uk


Wednesday 8th July 8.30am - Trip to Lundy

£40 per person. In aid of the Addington Fund. Embark at 8.00am and return at 8.00pm. To and from Bideford. A full day out.

We have been allocated places on this fantastic trip again this year. The price is still £40 and it is a high-tide sailing so you get a full day. This is going to be a popular trip so book early!

Lundy is a 1050 acre island farm with unique holiday cottages. Abundance of wildlife, marine and terrestrial. Marisco Tavern on Lundy provides good food, ales and wine.

On board the Oldenburg there are refreshments available and there will be an auction on the return journey.

This trip is on a Wednesday. The best place to park is the riverside longstay car park (£3 all day).

Sorry no dogs allowed.

In the event of less calm waters we shall tour the lower reaches of the Taw and Torridge, home to Tarka the Otter. This is a private charter so tickets are not transferable to scheduled sailings.

For more details and to book contact Mark

payment details:
Bank Account Name: Devon Association of Smallholders
Bank Account Number: 31351460
Bank Sort Code: 77-09-21
Bank: Lloyds
Reference: your membership number
 

This event is organized by DASH. For more information email events@devonsmallholders.co.uk