Hadleigh Farm today

Hadleigh Farm today

Today, Hadleigh Farm continues the work started by William Booth in helping unemployed or marginalised members of society to retrain and find employment. The 900 acre site is a mixed commercial farm with 600 acres of crops and 300 acres of organic grassland and cattle, with a commitment to "environmental protection and providing training for sustainable living."

The crops produced by Hadleigh Farm are diverse and provide, among other things, the malt to make Malteasers and the wheat for Hovis bread. Hadleigh Farm crops also provide the staples of everyday life such as the winter wheat which can be used in bread, biscuits, flour or breakfast cereal. Finally, in keeping with our commitment  to envronmental protection and sustainable living, some of our crops are used to feed the animals here at Hadleigh Farm.

The farm has also become a fascinating place for the general public to visit, offering many activities and attractions, including picturesque views across the Thames Estuary, a tea room which is an integral part of local community life. There is also a Rare Breed Centre, which is home to a number of rare and endangered breeds- including Cookie the Exmoor Pony, woolly pigs and many breeds of goats, sheep and poultry.