Our Christmas Pop-Up shop may be over but we certainly haven’t run out of opportunities for you to stock up on last minute Christmas gifts for those difficult to buy for family members and friends!
We have recently launched our brand-new Farm & Food tours and have introduced our first dates for the new year which are the 19th January, 16th February and the 13th April, which will be a little bit different to our normal format as we will be partnering with The Lime Tree Restaurant in Limavady.
We are absolutely delighted to kick off the first of our new tours by welcoming the fantastic Stevie Haughey, founder of Ireland Before you Die and Georgia Grundy, food photographer and blogger from Life Without Meat who will be featuring our farm and our tours via their website and social media channels (so be sure to check them out!)
We began out tours in 2012 when we opened our pressing room as part of a new and exciting tourism trail in Northern Ireland, known as ÉCONOMUSÉE, or working museum, which was originally founded in Québec, Canada.
We are one of six ÉCONOMUSÉE tours in Northern Ireland and each one offers a unique visitor experience, inviting tourists to watch local artisans at work, learn about the history of their craft and the heritage of the traditional skills used.
What we have discovered from our 6 years’ experience, is that our visitors love the food and flavours as much as the history and the processes of the Broighter Gold journey, and so we have evolved our tour to ensure that we continue to offer a unique and memorable visit.
As we are a working farm what you will see depends very much on the time of year, this goes for some of the delicious snacks that we will be preparing for you too!
As part of each tour, we begin by welcoming you to our farm for a 1.30pm start, except for our date on the 13th April where we will begin at 11:00 am. Each visit will take you through a personally guided tour through our farm and living museum. I begin by sharing the story of how we started our journey here at Broglasco Farm and will tell you all about the Broighter Hoard. If you get us on a good day we might even point you in the direction of which field it was found in!!
Following this, we will take a short break for a light lunch before moving on to our pressing rooms where I will share with you how we produce our award winning cold-pressed rapeseed oils.
Once we have completed our tour you will have the opportunity to sample our full range of oils before having time to browse our small shop and heading back home.
We offer limited spaces on our tours to ensure that all our visitors have a top-quality experience, so to be sure that you get in on time make sure that you book your tickets via the link to our Farm Tours Booking Page.
PS: We also arrange for Christmas gift vouchers!