Ty Poeth Farm situated in New Inn, Pontypool will be the first to bring a ‘pick your own’ pumpkin event to Torfaen next month.
The Morris family have been farming since 1840 and now run a large farm based alongside the Mon Brecon Canal. Previously supplying high quality meat for wholesale, they have recently opened a small farm shop available to the general public. With so many visitors to the shop being in awe of the farms beautiful countryside setting, this gave James Morris, who runs the farm, the idea to share more of the farm with the local community.
“We’ve been overwhelmed with the support we have had from the local community since opening the farm shop. Farming is a difficult business, and keeping it profitable in modern times means we have to adapt. There has been a rise in popularity of ‘pick your own’ events, but until now there has been nothing available in Torfaen, we hope to change that and make such events more accessible in our local area” says James.
The event will run from 9th – 31st October and as well as pumpkin picking there will be photo opportunities with the farms tractor and its resident piglets, lambs and calves will be around to say hello. Tickets cost £6 per person, which includes a pumpkin, and must be booked online in advance and are available via the farm’s Facebook page @TyPoethFarm or Eventbrite.