Locally grown trees up for grabs at Linby’s Brooke Farm
Nottinghamshire residents are being encouraged to buy a locally grown Christmas tree from Brooke Farm in Linby and help support training opportunities for people with disabilities.
Five to seven foot spruce trees are available for £25 and Nordmans are for sale for £40 from the Nottinghamshire County Council-run farm.
Most trees on sale have been grown at a Council site in Skegby and have been nurtured by service users who have disabilities.
There is also a Christmas event at the farm taking place this Saturday (25 November) from 10am to 4pm.
Attendees can enjoy mince pies and refreshments whilst browsing the crafts and pottery stalls, and children can visit a Christmas grotto with Santa.
Councillor Stuart Wallace, Chair of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Adult Social Care and Health Public Committee, said: “Many Christmas trees for sale in shops are imported from overseas, whereas Brooke Farm’s trees are either grown in the county or are from a UK source.
“The farm employs staff with mixed abilities and offers training to people with disabilities so buying one of their trees helps support a very good cause.”
Brooke Farm is a commercial enterprise growing vegetables and plants for sale to the general public.
The farm shop offers a range of home-grown produce for sale, including free range eggs, seasonal vegetables, salad and fruit, flowers and plants along with locally-sourced products such as bread, milk, preserves, pickles, cakes and biscuits.
It is located on Main Street, Linby, and is open Monday to Thursday 8am to 3.45pm, Friday 8am to 3.15pm and Saturday 8am to 3pm.
For further information on the shop call 0115 963 2638 or visit www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk