Molescroft Grange is a family owned and run farm. We are all arable which means that we only grow crops, not livestock, although other local farmers graze their livestock on some of our land. We grow wheat, barley, oilseed rape, beans (for export to Egpyt) and peas for Birds Eye.
10% of the farm is primarily managed for wildlife and is under an environmental stewardship agreement with Natural England. These area include hay meadows, pollen and nectar areas, and wetland scrapes.
As well as the arable farm we also have some old farm buildings which we recently converted into Eco-offices which are let to other businesses. We produce our own heat for the houses and offices through a biomass boiler and have 190 kW of solar panels which provide much of our electricity. We are in the process of converted another disused building into a childrens daycare nursery with places for 55 children from birth - 5 years of age. in 2011 we established 70 allotment plots on the farm via a not-for-profit company, which has been a big success, and in 2014 planted a community orchard. In June each year, with the help of other local farmers, we have hundred of school children visiting the farm to learn about food and farming.
We recently reached the final of the Northern Farmer 'Family Farm of the year' and 'Farm Manager of the year’. (NB - This has not been announced yet but will be by next weekend)
The farm is run by two sisters, with Tamara Hall managing the arable farm and her sister, Camilla Parsonage, working in the office and with the new nursery. Camilla also runs an equestrian business on the farm alongside her husband, Gary Parsonage.
Tel: 07909 905233
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