Regulars to the Café on Goldhill Organic Farm will know that whilst we are not solely a vegetarian café and love to create interesting dishes for all tastes, we do pride ourselves on creating hearty, homemade, deliciously interesting vegetarian food. We use locally sourced produce much of which comes straight from the Goldhill Organic Farm where the café is located. If you like Indian food, look no further, this is a speciality both on the menu and as a ready made freezer meal. Smell those delicious curries long before you see them!
We are located on a family run organic farm, one of the first organic farms in the country, amongst a community of artisan enterprises including: Kelly Ross's Art Stable offering space to local and national artists, James the Cheese Maker, Emsie Sharp Glass, Rachel Sargent (Painter and Printmaker), Country Paws Dog Groomer, M.Method (Pilates Studio) and a wonderful farm shop.
We have been operating within this vibrant community on a small scale for four years providing wholesome food and delicious drinks both to our locals and those from further afield. The café has an important place in the village being involved in community fundraising events such as the recent 'Curry for Change' event attended by over 150 local people and 'Hey Day' which is an ongoing campaign to raise funds to refurbish the local community centre.
"Hey Day (Child Okeford Village Fete) is an annual resounding success thanks to the support of so many. The support offered by the Café on Gold Hill Organic Farm is second to none with their funky tent and amazing food always served with a smile" Geoff Sparrow (Organiser)
The café has long since outgrown the four ring second hand electric cooker, sink and two small prep areas which make up the current 'kitchen' but we really do not want to leave our lovely spot in the community. Please help us to stay with you. To be able to continue to provide the community with our very tasty morsels we need a kitchen that is fit for purpose and one that has some AIR so that staff are not constantly over heating and the fire alarm is not constantly going off!
Current set up!
Cue... a ready made grown up industrial kitchen just sitting there, in a unit, on the same site, waiting for a higher purpose. Everything we need but in the wrong place! It just needs taking apart and relocating to a barn which sits behind our café.
Empty Barn awaiting a kitchen...
We really need your help to raise the funds to make good the barn, join it up to the cafe, install the utilities and fit the units and extraction so that we can stay where we are!
What does this mean for you?
The advantages to you of a new fit for purpose kitchen are an increase in outside catering to meet your needs, more exciting foodie events like monthly Curry Nights, the long-awaited introduction of BREAKFAST (loud cheers all around!) the provision of a space that can be hired for your small party or event and... last but not least, a very grateful, happy Cafe team, at your service!