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The Lincolnshire Show 2024

The Lincolnshire Show 2024

The Lincolnshire Show 19-20th June 2024

The show is fast approaching! It’s set to be a great day out for you and your families, and we are hoping for good weather.

Dyson Farming Ltd will be in the Countryside Area again this year for the 2-day event, and we have some exciting activities planned out. We will have a whole section dedicated to our preschool discovery zone, equipped with ride-on children’s tractors, sand pits, playhouses, a mini-AD plant, and Glasshouse. We also have educational activity sheets and games so the kids can have fun whilst they learn.

We will have a marquee serving refreshments and sweet treats, you’ll be able to try some of our strawberries too!

We will be joined by members of the James Dyson Foundation who are keen to discuss their educational resources and how they are helping the community.

Interested in joining Dyson Farming? We will have a stand dedicated to recruitment, so seize this opportunity to talk to a member of our team and take steps towards your future career.

We’re excited to be sponsoring the Schools’ Challenge again this year, designed to inspire children to gain a better understanding of agriculture and land-based activities. Please pop down and take a look at what creative ideas they have developed this year.

Find out more about the Lincolnshire Show and prebook by visiting their website:

The Lincolnshire Show 2024.

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Restoring Natural Features- Dunston Beck


Restoring Natural Features-
Dunston Beck

The Dunston Beck restoration project has been pivotal in enhancing biodiversity by working with the natural environment.

 

Learn more about the what the project involves and our findings so far. 

What is Dunston Beck?

Dunston Beck is one of several streams rising from Lincolnshire’s limestone bedrocks that are crucial to the local habitat. A steady flow of crystal-clear spring water, which emerges at ground level, makes a great habitat for diverse wildlife through wetlands, gravel beds and back channels.

What is the Dunston Beck Project?

Dyson Farming, collaborating with the Environment Agency and Wild Trout Trust, has undergone a major improvement, transforming the Dunston Beck to a more natural, meandering path, after previously being straightened for drainage. We have added in bends, seeded and planted locally sourced, native plants and carefully managed grazing ensuring a rich and diverse flora.

This project has been completed in two phases and was commenced in February 2021. We are continuously monitoring the site and are pleased with how it has withstood a variety of weather conditions such as flood management.

What are the findings so far?

We have seen benefits to wildlife, water quality and flow, enhancing biodiversity of the Beck and surrounding areas. The carefully excavated meanders help to filter sand and gravel on the riverbeds. These characteristics make it ideal for some of the most threatened species, including:

  • Water voles
  • European eels
  • Brown trout

Additional pools and riffles help to improve oxygen levels in low flow areas, offering consistent water temperatures for aquatic life.

 

If you wish to learn more about the project, please read these other articles outlining more details:

 
 
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LEAF Open Farm Sunday 2024


LEAF Open Farm Sunday 2024

Join us at Nocton Farm for a day of exploring, tours, food, entertainment and relaxation at LEAF Open Farm Sunday 2024.

This year we have moved our event site, putting you at the heart of the farm. Here’s what you can expect…

Environmental tour – Limited availability

Jump on the tractor and tour trailer for a look at the environmental work we carry out across the farm. From the Dunston Beck project to nesting bird boxes, find out how we work in harmony with wildlife.

Farm tours

This walking tour takes you around Nocton Wood Yard. From the huge grain stores to the potato store, find out about the crops we grow, how they’re stored and what happens next.

Nocton Wood self-guided tour

Nocton Wood is an ancient woodland packed with a range of flora and fauna. Choose the 3km or 5km route and enjoy the beautiful, peaceful surroundings. 

Pick up an activity pack to keep the little ones engaged.

If you would like a longer walk, you can explore the countryside that surrounds our farms with one of our tailored routes. Pick up a map from the information tent on the day.

Children’s activities

A pre-school discovery zone teaches young children about the farm as they play, while our educational activity area offers something for all ages.

Bring a picnic blanket and chairs to sit back and enjoy the live music. There’s plenty of local food and drink on offer too.

Our recruitment team will also be on hand to talk to anyone interested in join Dyson Farming.

We’re expecting a huge amount of interest in the day – booking is essential.

📆 9 June 2024
🕘 10am-4pm
💷 Free

📍 Nocton Wood Yard, LN4 2GR

 
 
 

LEAF Open Farm Sunday is a free event.

Tickets can be added onto your booking during the checkout process.

Each tour will last approximately 45 minutes.

The event takes place in a grassy field, so we cannot guarantee the condition of the ground due to weather in the lead up to the event. 

Yes – we are providing complimentary strawberries throughout the day. There will also be a bar and a range of food and drink vendors on offer.

Water will also be available to fill up your own bottle. Bottles will not be provided.

Yes – toilets are available in the main event area.

Please note: There are no toilets on the self-guided walk or any of the guided tours.

Yes – there is ample parking close to the event site. Our team will be on hand to direct you during the day.

Please come dressed appropriately for the weather on the day of the event. The self-guided walk follows farm tracks that may be muddy following wet weather. Sturdy footwear is essential.

The self-guided walks are ideal for bringing your dog along. Dogs must be kept on leads at all times during your visit.

The tours are very popular and are likely to be fully booked, so there may not be space for dogs on the trailer.

Please keep an eye on our social media channels where you will find any information about changes to the event and cancellations.

We only open the wood to visitors at times when we will cause minimal disturbance to wildlife and our ongoing woodland management schemes.

Follow our social media channels to hear about future opportunities to explore this special place.

We’ll be taking photos and video throughout the day to use across our social channels and in marketing materials.

If you do not wish to be included, please speak to a member of our team.

If you have any more questions, please get in touch by emailing enquiries@dysonfarming.com

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Easter egg hunt 2024

Easter egg hunt 2024

Join us at our Nocton Farm this Easter for a cracking hunt.

The Easter Bunny has hidden eight eggs along the Bridleway in Nocton. Collect the answers along the way to crack our Easter code.

Fill in your answer sheet and pop in to The Estate Office to receive an Easter surprise.

The perfect excuse for to enjoy the countryside this spring.

Please note

This is a self-guided event, starting at Nocton Cricket Club and ending at The Estate Office.

The bridleway is accessible on foot, bike or scooter and is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

This is a working farm – please be cautious of heavy machinery moving around the estate.

📍 Start at Nocton Cricket Club, LN4 2FH

🚗 Free parking

🥚 8 eggs to collect

📆 25 – 28 March

⏰ 12 – 6pm

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MDS Graduate Scheme

MDS Graduate Scheme

MDS offers secondments for graduates across the food, fresh produce, horticulture and agriculture industries. Broken down into 3-4 placements spread across two years, the scheme offers its trainees the opportunity to experience a diverse range of roles and sectors to build their knowledge, career options and connections.

Dyson Farming provides opportunities to work with people from across the business from farm managers and operational workers to members of the communications and finance teams. We believe the partnership with MDS not only benefits trainees, but also helps our business to continue to grow and expand our knowledge within the industry, understanding the perceptions, challenges and prospects of people who are making their first steps in the industry.

“My time at Dyson Farming has given me excellent opportunities to expand my personal and professional skills. Working in the comms team as an external engagement coordinator has given me the chance to work with all aspects of the business, from planning events, school visits and engaging with the local community to building leisure initiatives, social media planning and reporting.

“I’d encourage anyone to join the MDS graduate scheme as it gives people a range of skills that you can pick up in a growing and expanding industry. I have really enjoyed my time at Dyson Farming and I’m looking forward to my future.” Georgie Bates, MDS trainee

Other opportunities

Summer Series

Not sure if agriculture is the industry for you? Summer Series gives recent school leavers and graduates the opportunity to experience a week with Dyson Farming, working closely with all aspects of the business.

Find out more about Summer Series

Inductrial placements and sandwich courses

We offer the chance for placement year students to spend time within the business, focusing on their specific career targets and needs.

Email recruitment@dysonfarming.com for more information.

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Rick Stein’s Food Stories


Rick Stein's Food Stories

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the glasshouse and AD plant in Carrington on Rick Stein’s Food Stories.

As part of his Lincolnshire-focused episode, Rick Stein visited Carrington Farm last year, where he was given guided tour by Sir James Dyson. Here he visited the glasshouse to learn more about our strawberry production and the technology we use, as well as the anaerobic digestor to understand how we use crops to generate energy.

Following his visit, the TV chef whipped up a strawberry sorbet recipe using our delicious berries.

You can watch Rick Stein’s Food Stories, Lincolnshire, on BBC iPlayer or on Wednesday 14 February, 6:30pm on BBC Two.

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Enjoy British-grown winter strawberries this Christmas


Strawberry trifle recipe

Looking for a Christmas pudding alternative this year? Start a new tradition with British Dyson Farming winter strawberries.

The strawberries, grown all year in our Carrington Glasshouse under LED lights and with heat generated by the adjacent anaerobic digestor, are available throughout the Christmas period and winter at selected Marks and Spencer stores across the UK.

Perfect on their own, with a glass of champagne or as part of your Christmas trifle.

Dyson Head Chef, Joe Croan, provides this show-stopping trifle recipe.

Dyson Farming Strawberry Trifle   Serves 4

Method

  1. For the strawberry coulis, wash, hull and quarter the strawberries, then place in the pan with the icing sugar and a squeeze of lemon and simmer until the strawberries are soft, which will take about 5 minutes. Blend until smooth.
  1. For the compote, soak the gelatine leaves in cold water until soft. Wash, hull and quarter the strawberries, place in a pan with the caster sugar and simmer for 5 minutes, remove the gelatine from the water and add to the pan, then allow to cool.
  1. For the custard, whisk the egg yolks, sugar and cornflour until thick, warm the double cream and whisk together. Place the mixture into a pan and gently stir until thicken, cook slowly for 3/5 minutes, stirring continuously, then leave to cool.
  1. For the trifle, cut the trifle sponges into even size pieces and place in the bottom of a glass bowl, add the strawberry compote and half the coulis, then add the custard and a layer of  whipped cream.
  1. Decorate the trifle with strawberries and remaining coulis.

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Ingredients

For the trifle

4 trifle sponges

150g Dyson Farming strawberries

For the strawberry coulis

130g Dyson Farming strawberries

50g icing sugar.

 

For the strawberry compote

300g Dyson Farming strawberries

1 tbs caster sugar

2 leaves of gelatine

 

For the custard

400ml double cream

½ vanilla pod, seeds scraped

6 eggs yolks

20g caster sugar

4 tsp cornflour

 

For the whipped cream

300ml double cream

Vanila paste to taste

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Dyson Farming at The Lincolnshire Show 2023

The Lincolnshire Show 2023

The Lincolnshire Show celebrated its 138th year last week, and we were proud to be there yet again.

This year, the Dyson Farming stand was bigger and better than ever. Having relocated to the Countryside Area, we expanded our offering at the show with a bigger tent, outdoor seating, and ride-on tractors to keep the little ones happy, providing a relaxed and welcoming feel overall.

Inside, our very own bar, crafted by our in-house joinery team, played a pivotal role in drawing people in. From free strawberries, grown in our Carrington glasshouse, to pea and mint ice cream, our samples were well received. Visitors were also welcome to use our outdoor space for picnics and respite from the sun on the glorious two days.

Our experts were on hand across both days to answer questions, listen to feedback and meet potential collaborators. Wednesday saw a drinks reception hosted by the executive team, helping give guests an insight into Dyson Farming and where we are headed, which proved extremely popular.

The Schools’ Challenge

Each year The Lincolnshire Show welcomes around 6,000 schoolchildren from across the county. Many schools take part in the Schools’ Challenge; something we were proud to sponsor for another year. The challenge gives children the opportunity to delve into the world of agriculture, food production, environment, and conservation, challenging their thinking to understand the importance of the issues we face and how their ideas and decisions could shape the future.

Children of all ages are invited to enter, with everything from nurseries to secondary schools taking part.

Dr Tom Storr, Research Agronomist at Dyson Farming, worked with Scampton Church of England Primary School, helping them understand the importance of soil structure and protecting the nutrients within, forming a key theme at their stand.

The 138th year

Organised by the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, the show is in its 138th year. With an agricultural focus, the show has expanded to attract a wider audience, offering everything from livestock to aviation and horticulture to equine events and plenty of shopping.

Proceeds from the show are used to support the LAS’s educational work, which engages over 13,000 local children each year, educating them about farming, food, and the countryside.

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The Lincolnshire Show 2023

Come and find us at
The Lincolnshire Show 2023

The Lincolnshire Show takes place this week. This year our stand is bigger and better.

Our new location in the Countryside Area will mean that you can stop by for a chat, relax with some light refreshments and sample our showstopping strawberries.

Children will be able to learn how we produce energy from crops and whizz around on our mini electric tractors, while adults can plan their next rural retreat at one of our secluded locations. The recruitment team will be available if you’d like to know more about our latest vacancies or discuss potential future opportunities.

Our experts will be on hand for a chat about all things Dyson Farming – from food, energy, environment and research to leisure and recruitment. We’re also hosting a series of scheduled talks to give you an insight into different areas of the business. Talks are taking place on both days, at the times below:

10.00

Environment with Ian Willoughby

11.30

Strawberries, LEDs and energy generation with Angel Angelov and Lucie Redwood

13.30

Technology with Ed Ford

15.00

Soils and regenerative agriculture with Dr Tom Storr

We’re delighted to be sponsoring the Schools Challenge again this year, designed to link food, farming, community, environment, and sustainability to the National Curriculum. Head to the EXO Centre to find out what ideas this year’s schools have developed.

📆 21–22 June 2023
🕘 8.00 am – 6.00 pm
📍CS-12, Countryside Area

 

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FULLY BOOKED: LEAF Open Farm Sunday 2023


FULLY BOOKED: LEAF Open Farm Sunday 2023

Open Farm Sunday 2023 at Dyson Farming is now fully booked. Please keep an eye on our social media channels for information about any last-minute availability.

We’re welcoming you to Nocton Farm for LEAF Open Farm Sunday 2023 for a family day of exploring, tours and relaxation.

This year, we’re inviting you to discover more about the environmental work we do across the farm. From the Dunston Beck restoration project to nesting bird boxes and wildflower margins, see how we work in harmony with the wildlife across the farm every day. Join Ian Willoughby, our Environmental Coordinator, on a tractor and trailer tour around the farm to discover what we do.

We’re also opening the gates of Nocton Wood, with two self-guided walks (3km and 5km) to enjoy through the protected woodland. Discover more about the species that grow there and the wildlife that calls the wood home. Pick up an activity pack from The Hive to keep your little ones engaged, from collecting flora to creating detailed tree rubbings.

Back at The Hive, there’s plenty to keep you busy. Whether you’re tasting the Dyson Farming strawberries which are grown at our glasshouse in Carrington, or relaxing to the music on, what we hope will be, a glorious summer’s day.

Food and drink will also be on offer, including gourmet toasted sandwiches from Dancing Dungarees and something to drink from Ferry Ales Brewery. Complimentary tea and coffee will also be available throughout the day.

Our recruitment team will also be on hand to talk to anyone interested in joining Dyson Farming.

Secure your spot by clicking below. Spaces are limited for the guided tours – booking is essential.

📆 11 June 2023
🕘 10 am – 4 pm
💷 Free

📍 The Hive, LN4 2AY

 
 
 

LEAF Open Farm Sunday is a free event.

You can book up to 5 tickets as part of the checkout process.

Each tour will last approximately 1 hour.

The self-guided walks follows farm tracks that are uneven in places. The route is suitable for off-road pushchairs and motorised mobility scooters.

Yes – we are providing complimentary strawberries, tea and coffee throughout the day. There will also be a bar and gourmet toasties on offer if you are looking for something more.

Yes – there will be toilets located at The Hive.

Please note: There are no toilets on the self-guided walk or along the route of the environmental tour.

Yes – there is ample parking close to The Hive. Our team will be on hand to direct you during the day.

Please come dressed appropriately for the weather on the day of the event. The self-guided walk follows farm tracks that may be muddy following wet weather. Sturdy footwear is essential.

The self-guided walks are ideal for bringing your dog along. Dogs must be kept on leads at all times during your visit.

The tours are very popular and are likely to be fully booked, so there may not be space for dogs on the trailer.

Please keep an eye on our social media channels where you will find any information about changes to the event and cancellations.

We only open the wood to visitors at times when we will cause minimal disturbance to wildlife and our ongoing woodland management schemes.

Follow our social media channels to hear about future opportunities to explore this special place.

We’ll be taking photos and video throughout the day to use across our social channels and in marketing materials.

If you do not wish to be included, please speak to a member of our team.

If you have any more questions, please get in touch by emailing enquiries@dysonfarming.com

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Lincoln LN4 2GR

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