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Christmas on the Farm

Published November 20th, 2020


A weekend of socially-distanced Christmas shopping and feasting will take place at Trefresa Farm in Rock, north Cornwall, this December.

From Friday 4 to Sunday 6 December, the farm will be transformed into a three-day Christmas market, showcasing a wealth of Cornish artisan food, drink, and craft producers.

Christmas on the Farm is one in a series of seasonal food and music-led events happening at Trefresa Farm – the home of the Porthilly Spirit Festival.

Will Herrmann, founder and farm owner, said: “In a time when many other Christmas markets have had to cancel, we feel very fortunate to have more than 100 acres at the farm, meaning a socially-distanced event is possible.

“This is the third in our series of seasonal gatherings, and I’m excited to welcome some of the county’s best creatives and producers – all of whom have been massively impacted by the pandemic – to share their goods with the public in the run up to Christmas.”

To ensure visitor numbers stay within the guidelines, there will be three bookable shopping sessions per day, each lasting two hours. Ticket holders will be able to enjoy the covered market, live music, and food from Rock delicatessen and caterer Fee’s Food, which will be running a pop-up café at the farm.

On Saturday 5 December, the farm will host a late-night shopping session followed by a special curry night, prepared by the Fee’s Food team. The family-run caterer has developed a reputation for delicious, locally-sourced, and lovingly created food.

Will Herrmann added: “Many will already know how much passion Fee and her team put into their dishes, and I couldn’t be happier to have them with us at Trefresa.

“This is going to be a perfect opportunity to get in the Christmas spirit after a difficult year, and support local businesses.”

Stallholders are currently being finalised, with confirmed businesses including:

  • Yallah Coffee
  • Porthilly Spirit Distillery
  • Pentire Drinks
  • Hanson Fine Foods
  • Exmoor Game Company
  • Harbour Brewing Co.
  • St Kew Farm Shop
  • Jane Lawrence Flowers
  • Soakk Soap

Christmas market tickets will be available from 6pm on Friday 20 November, from www.porthillyspirit.com. Tickets are £10 for adults, or £5 for under 18s, and will include a welcome drink and mince pie. Children under 10 are free.

Porthilly Spirit will donate all profits from ticket sales to the St Minver Community Hub.

Tickets for the late night shopping and curry night will also go on sale on 20 November, priced at £60 per person. This includes access to the market, live music, a welcome drink, and a three course feast.

If the government guidelines change and the event is not able to go ahead, full ticket refunds will be available.

For more information, visit www.porthillyspirit.com.

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