Castle Brea Farm

by Castle Brea Farm in Penzance, Cornwall, United Kingdom

We did it
On 16th February 2022 we successfully raised £1,505 with 65 supporters in 90 days

We are a small rare breed farm in Cornwall. For 2022 we have many plans to extend into an open farm and agricultural learning centre.

by Castle Brea Farm in Penzance, Cornwall, United Kingdom


A little bit about us:

We are Jowan and Minnie and we run Castle Brea Farm. Both of us had no family background in farming, but now are both passionate about running our own agricultural business, farming in the right way and educating the next generation in where their food comes from, rare/endangered breeds and in animal husbandry. 

Jowan first started farming at age 11 at a local dairy farm, and brought his first Boreray sheep when he was 13. Minnie was introduced to farming when meeting Jowan. 

Now together we own sheep, pigs, goats, chickens, an owl, small birds and tortoises. And with a lot of our animals currently in their mating season we have a lot of new arrivals for the new year. 

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Castle Brea Farm

Castle Brea Farm was just a hobby for Jowan for years, and now we’re slowly expanding it more and more. We started creating meat boxes this year, where we got amazing reviews! Our grass fed rare breed Boreray lamb and free range pietrain cross saddleback pork went down super well with locals, and even made it into some amazing Cornish restaurants! 

We also opened up our top field as a camp site this year. We had a super successful season, and got some great feedback from our campers saying how they loved the landscape and views. Our friendly animals were adored, and they had the best time too with lots of attention! 

All of this has really motivated us to open up our farm to the public next year so everyone is welcome to visit and see what we’re about. 

Castle Brea Farm will have a big focus on rare breeds. Currently we have Boreray Sheep, Saddleback pigs, Golden Guernsey goats and a Little Owl which are all rare breed species. We’re hoping to grow our flocks and buy in more rare breed species, and have a big focus on the education on why it’s so important to keep these amazing species going. 

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What do we need funding for? 

We would like your help to fund our not for profit organization to allow us to open up our farm for everyone. 

We need our shed to be concreted to create a safe environment for both our animals and the public. Make pathways that are wheelchair accessible, so everyone is welcome. Create paddocks using fencing that is safe way for the public and our animals to interact. To build field shelters and aviaries to house a wider range of endangered native species. 

All in all to make our farm an ideal environment to visit and learn about British Agriculture. We have a busy winter ahead of us every donation is appreciated to help us fund what we need. 

As a non for profit organization we want to be totally transparent on where your donations will be going. 

  • Concreting - £800
  • Fencing and gates - £1850 
  • Electric fencing - £300 
  • Tracks and pathways - £300 
  • Field shelters - £250 
  • Aviaries - £1100

And extra costs for things like benches, tables, feed costs, more animals, and contractors fees.

OUR COMPETITION

Chance to win a private Castle Brea Farm tour and animal experience for you and your family! 

-Bottle feeding baby goats 

-Milking demonstration of our nanny goats 

-Getting up close and feeding our friendly pigs and sheep 

-Meeting our Guinea pigs, Small birds and Walter the little owl 

For you’re chance to win, donate to our crowdfunding page,  £5 per ticket! 

There will be 10 winners! 

For an extra chance to win share our post and tag who you’d take along in the comments below! 

All the money will go towards setting up Castle Brea Farm ready to open up to the public!

Terms and conditions- 

Over 18 entry only.  

To enter the draw donate to Castle Brea Farm crowdfunder, £5 for 1 ticket. No limit to the amount of tickets one person can buy. 

Free entry route- share our Facebook post and tag a friend in the comments for a chance to win. Make sure shares are public or we cannot see them. 

Castle Brea Farm is the promoter of this competition. 

The competition will start 10/01/2022 however anyone who has already donated will be automatically added to the draw. The competition will end on the 26/01/2022 

There will be 10 winners through the crowdfunding page. 

There will be 1 winner through the free entry route. 

Winner will win a private Castle Brea Farm tour and animal experience for May 2022. 

Winners will be selected through a random  name picker. 

Winners will be privately messaged then announced on our social media. 

No personal data will be shared unless permission is given by the winners. 

Every donation will be greatly appreciated and we’d like to thank you in advance as it means a lot to us and will help us to achieve our goals for next year.

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