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THE WINNER OF THE RURAL ENTERPRISE AWARD IS ...
16 December 2010

BARLEYLANDS!!

To appreciate the value of Barleylands as a farm park and educational facility you need to view it in isolation and not part of the 5,180ha farm that covers Essex and Suffolk from which it emerged. The Philpot family began hosting the Essex County Show at its Barleylands farm near Billericay in 1986 and the from that grew a range of office, industrial and storage units along with a flourishing livery enterprise, a farmers’ market, a campsite, indoor and outdoor adventure play areas and modern conferencing facilities. But at the heart of the Barleylands offering is a craft village covering more than 50 different types of craft, two restaurants and children’s visitor centre that hosts a range of vintage farm machinery and welcomes more than 5,000 children and students each year. The judges felt that Barleylands represented a showcase example of farming in the rural environment – what can be achieved in terms of diversification and ideas, of utlising the land, people and skills to the full, but to do it on such a large scale, in such an impressive manor, and with such flare and enthusiasm within the business and its staff.

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Farm Business Awards recognise the best in British food and farming Essex Tourism Award Winnder 2010 Quality Assured Visitor Attraction Learning outside the classroom Britain - You're Invited Visit Essex DEFRA Basildon Business Awards
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