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Dalton Moor Farm brings a holistic approach to Vegan Living, Farming, Food Production, Education, Health & Wellbeing.

The Vegan Fruit Farm, The School of Sustainable Living & Wellbeing, Nature's Embrace Limited, Cup Of Life Coaching

Businesses at Dalton Moor Farm

There's a lot going on at Dalton Moor Farm.
Rewilding and Regenerating the environment,
Growing Crops, Producing Foods and Drinks,
Education in Nature,
Events, Celebrations and Experiences,
Helping you to become your best self and live your best life.
Find out more about each of these businesses and services by following the links in the sections below


The Vegan Fruit Farm

Discover the story of the regenerative vegan farm
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Welcome to
Dalton Moor Farm

Vegan Fruit Farm

School of Sustainable Living & Wellbeing

Dalton Moor Farm is a pretty, 24-acre regenerative veganic fruit farm and food forest, in Dalton le Dale, Seaham, County Durham.

A social enterprise dedicated to regenerating and supporting the natural environment and empowering our community to enjoy happier, healthier and more independent lives.

Read our BLOG (click top navigation bar) to find out more news

We produce a range of Vegan Foods and Drinks, made from fresh wild and cultivated plants grown right here on the farm. 

Our products are available for direct sale or to trade.

Click the button below to visit our SHOP or Call Us for trade enquiries

Our School of Sustainable Living and Wellbeing, provides fun experiences, classes and workshops for individuals, groups, schools and corporate clients to rewild humans and to get closer to nature.

Connecting with the true inner self, for improved physical health and mental wellbeing.

Also to gain skills and knowledge to live more comfortably, confidently and sustainably.

Click the EVENTS button below to BOOK your next experience and maybe change your life.

For bespoke events, special occasions, hen parties and group or corporate bookings

visit our Special Events Page from the top menu.

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Meet the Team

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Jenny Connor

Founder, Owner, Brains and Driving Force behind the Farm itself and all the businesses at Dalton Moor Farm.
Teacher, Therapist at School of Sustainable Living & Wellbeing.
Director Nature's Embrace Ltd.
Coach at Cup of Life Coaching.


Tom Mackenzie

The Multi-talented Brawn at the Farm - fetching, carrying, and getting physical stuff done.
Director Nature's Embrace Ltd.

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About Us

At Dalton Moor Farm, we are passionate about supporting and regenerating our natural environment

and we have picked up a few awards along the way to help mark our progress.

We won Highly Commended, Natural Environment Category Winner

in the County Durham Environment Awards 2020. 

Our business has been awarded Gold Accreditation with Green Tourism.

We were finalists in the i-Travel Staycation Awards 2021 in two categories - Green Space / Experience

We were finalists in the Rural Business Awards 2021 - North

- The Sustainability & Environmental Impact Awards

Jenny has been named among the i-also top 100 inspirational female entrepreneurs 2022.

Jenny has lived in the Old Farm House on the wild and rugged Dalton Moor since 1992.

The house is about 400 years old and the stone barns may be older still.

Jenny bought some land around the house in 2011 and some more in 2015, and set about bringing wildlife back to the featureless ex-arable land.

With her husband Tom and help from Philip, the farm lad, Jenny has restored a diverse habitat across the farm.

She has protected the land with fences, reinstated ditches, planted many miles of fruitful hedges and thousands of trees, dividing up the land into smaller paddocks to create differing habitats that link together. Along with several 'Newt' ponds, and wet areas, these combine to form a diverse ecosystem that Mother Nature can sustain into the future.

Check out the videos in our Blog about environmental regeneration and rewilding at the farm

From a very young age, Jenny has been fascinated by apples, trees and all things nature.

She has yearned to have an orchard, with all its fruits and wildlife, and also wanted to make 'real' Cider.

She planted her first orchard in 2013 and four more in 2019.

From Apples and other cultivated and foraged fruits and herbs, Jenny makes a range of delicious and unusual Vegan Drinks and preserves.

See our range of Cider, Fruit Juices, Vegan HUNNY and preserves in our SHOP

Jenny is passionate too about sharing knowledge and experience, to bring people closer to nature, to empower them to become more independent, more self-reliant, to live more sustainably, to create community, and to move away from the ego-centric, heavily dependent, plastic packed, all-consuming, environmentally damaging, emotionally unrewarding, throwaway society that has increasingly become the norm today.

The School of Sustainable Living and Wellbeing was established in 2020 and offers a range of fun, educational experiences for all ages and abilities.

See our range of regular activities on the Events Page or choose from a range of bespoke events on the Special Events page.

Nature's Embrace Ltd brings Off-Grid Accommodation, Retreats, Special Occasion Celebrations, & Weddings to Dalton Moor Farm. 

With just one wedding in each of our four beautiful seasons, from 2024, that's just four very special and exclusive nature friendly, sustainable weddings each year.

Off-grid, Boho, Back to Nature

Visit the Nature's Embrace page to find our more.

Cup of Life Coaching brings together Jenny's expertise and knowledge of plants, nutrition, health & healing to support people wanting to transition to Whole Food Plant Based Eating.

To find out more, follow the section link at the top of the page, where you will be able to book a free 30 minute virtual coffee chat

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What Our Customers Say

We really value our customers' and visitors' opinions.
We want to provide the best experience possible whether you are visiting the farm or purchasing our food and drinks products.
Huge thanks to everyone who has already left us a testimonial 🙏
These help us to keep on the right track and they also help new customers know what to expect from our products and experiences.
Please scroll back up the page to add your own testimonial.

Foraging Walk

“The foraging course by Jenny was great. Really informative and it made a huge difference in identifying edible wild plants in real life (difficult to do just from a book) which I’d mot even considered before … our hedgerows are truly abundant … brilliant … thanks Jenny”

Foraging Walk

“I attended Jenny’s wild food walk and was amazed by her knowledge on the plants we were introduced to. We were given so many uses of all the parts of the plants from using them in foods and drinks, to health benefits and natural dyes. From start to finish I was immersed in the talk and can’t wait to attend another of Jenny’s walks in the future. I would highly recommend.”

Sharon Liddy

Vanessa Aradia Myatt
The Training Centre of Wellbeing Ltd

Foraging Walk

“Attended the foraging walk today and absolutely loved it. Friendly and entertaining, Jenny is a patient and incredibly knowledgeable guide for foraging novices. Looking forward to visiting again later in the year to see what else the hedgerows have to offer.”

Foraging Walk

“Attended the foraging walk this morning. What can I say but it was amazing. Jenny was an inspiration. Learned so much about the wild plants around us. Would definitely recommend it. x Thank you.”

David Bowman/ Paul Rowthorn

Helen Brown

Foraging Walk

“Attended a wild food walk with Jenny of Dalton Moor Farm, who was an extremely knowledgeable and interesting speaker. Also had the opportunity to buy some of their delicious HUNNY afterwards.”

Foraging Walk

“Fantastic day on the foraging course, very informative and Jenny is very knowledgeable on the subject. Would thoroughly recommend it.”

Chris Breen

Janette Leek

Foraging Walk

“I had a thoroughly enjoyable morning at the farm on the foraging course and left feeling informed and inspired. Jenny is very knowledgeable and I was made to feel comfortable and relaxed throughout the morning. You’ll be surprised to learn about all the plants we consider ‘weeds’, it’s such a shame humans have become so detached from wild food, but after spending the morning with Jenny I am determined to compliment my meals with goodies from Nature’s store”

Foraging Walk

“Myself and my daughter has the pleasure of meeting Jenny and her husband today on the wild foraging walk at their beautiful farm. From the very beginning we were made to feel welcome.

Jenny was fantastic and extremely knowledgeable about the plants we encountered and I learnt so much about the wild plants around us and can say Jenny has given me the confidence to give it a go. Also the Facebook support/ information group for people who have done the walk is a fantastic addition to the walk and experience,

We also got some treats from the food shop and wow! They are so delicious.

Would definitely recommend it.

Thank you so much xx”

Dan/Bella Allegre

Leanne Jordan

“Attended the foraging walk today – a really fascinating couple of hours in a lovely location. Highly recommended.”

“I really enjoyed the foraging walk I attended yesterday. Jenny is extremely knowledgeable and I came away with some great notes and photos of all kinds of useful wild plants – and some experiences tasting them too! It has definitely given me some confidence to forage some plants myself. I thoroughly recommend the walk for a really interesting and refreshing morning out, and you’ll come away with some new ideas too.”

Jane Gulliford Lowes

Emily Louise Wall

Foraging Walk

“I enjoyed this ..”

Garden Willow Weaving

“An enjoyable day on the garden weaving course. Thank you Jenny,”

Nikki Kell

Rooby Roobs

Basket Weaving

“Absolutely fabulous day with Jenny learning willow basket weaving. She was so patient with us ! Great bunch of ladies in the group - so many laughs.  We will be back for some other projects.  Fantastic place - Covid safe, just wonderful!  Thanks Jenny and Tom.”

Mindful Morning

“Lovely place. Mindfulness really relaxing, one of the best sessions I’ve had.”

Helen Beadnall

Nicola Quarmby

Dalton Moor Farm

“Lovely venue with very knowledgeable owners.”

Drum Circle

“Great Drum Circle today”

James Kimmitt

Alison Robson

Volunteer Tree Planting

“Myself, my husband and the kids volunteered to help plant oak trees 🌱 we had a lovely afternoon digging holes and enjoying nature. A massive thanks to Tom and Jenny for giving us the opportunity to help 💚”

Apple Cider Vinegar

“I have to say it is the best cider vinegar I have tried, shop bought ones just aren't the same”

Laura Hadley

Louise Albon

Apple Cider Vinegar

“I recently bought Dalton Moor Farm’s Apple Cider Vinegar at the vegan festival in Edinburgh! All I can say is WOW! What an amazing product. The vinegar is beautifully balanced with just the right level of acidity but very flavoursome. It has a slight sweetness from the fresh apples and because it is a live vinegar which contains the Mother it is super good for you. I’ll never buy ‘******’ ACV again. Highly recommended for those who prefer a live vinegar to just plain old acetic acid. ….. you must try this stuff!!”


“I bought your vegan HUNNY in Edinburgh. It is amazing! I am having it in my porridge right now!”

Bronwyn Anderson

Shirley Lowe

Tomato Ketchup

“Easily the best ketchup I have ever had”

Vegan Foods and Drinks

“Amazing products. Quite the find. Bought through a retailer in Durham but can order direct … (from the farm or online)”

Matthew Booth

Deb McGargle

Fresh Produce

– only available during lockdown

“Over the moon with my first order. Service and produce are first class and not a plastic bag in sight. Very happy😀”

Fresh Produce

-only available during lockdown

“I’ve had a few veg boxes for a family of 6 since this awful virus came about and (was unaware the farm existed beforehand) I wasn’t able to get out to the fruiters and I must say they are beautiful. Very fresh, delivered straight to my door and will continue to use for all my fruit/veg needs in future. Thank you 😀”

Carol White

Leighann Gibbons

Fresh Produce

- only available during lockdown

“I ordered fruit, veg and salad today, to be delivered tomorrow. They brought it today for me and the quality is great. Beats all supermarket expectations. Would highly recommend and they’re local.”

Foraging Walk

Thank you for a great morning/afternoon on the Foraging Course. We thoroughly enjoyed it. So much learned, so much to learn. Thank you for the knowledge, the tips, and the good company. Lovely place Jenny and Tom, well done to you.

Nicola Jane

June Brown

Winter Solstice

Just wanted to say a big thank you for such a wonderful solstice gathering tonight. You and your energy are such a blessing to the universe.

Autumn Family Forest School

We attended the Family Forest School with Jenny and it was an incredible experience. She is so kind, patient, creative and knowledgeable. She made it accessible and fun for everyone. Highly recommended.

Thank you Jenny, for this amazing experience, we enjoyed everything!

Wendy Usher

Ruth Hall

Willow Basket Weaving - Improvers Level

Thanks Jenny, it was a fantastic time and great teaching. Loved demonstrations and instructions and how you patiently worked with each person and encouraged people. Love my basket and fantastic day

Foraging Walk

We really enjoyed the foraging walk yesterday. Very informative.

Heather Gamble-Smith

Angela Walls

Full Moon Circle

Thank you for the full moon ceremony last night. It was beautiful. You and your land are amazing. The people I met last night were lovely. Thank you again.

Private Event 80th Birthday Family Celebration Full Day

Foraging, Flower Crowns, Camp Fire Lunch, Birthday Cake, Drumming Circle

Thank you so much, Jenny, for all your hard work yesterday. We all had a very memorable day.

Out of our comfort zone, everybody said they had enjoyed the fun and being in such a lovely environment.

I am sure our day will be a talking point at many dinner parties. You have certainly brought a new experience to us all when we walk in the countryside.

Thank you also to Tom who was so supportive and kind.

Malcolm Briggs

Mavis Charlton

Drum Circle at Crimdon Beach

We were really pleased with the session, thank you so much, The students loved it and we'd definitely look at booking another session again.

Educational Orchard Visit

What can I say? We are buzzing about our visit yesterday. I think we all learned so much. The cookies went down very well too.

I feel sure we will meet again, maybe we need another visit to see the third orchard. Thank you very much for your hospitality and your endeavours to make it enjoyable and available for us. We really appreciate your efforts to help us with our orchard.

Alison Hunt ARCH Recovery College

Helen Bryce, Friends of Saltwell Park

Private Group Event Full Day

Foraging, Camp Fire Lunch, Mindfulness, Forest Bathing

An enjoyable day, really enjoyed the activities. Thought it was good value for money and quite informative. Very relaxed and informal atmosphere. Tour of the farm was well paced and the order of activities: foraging, mindfulness, lunch, meditation, tree hugging.​

Bramble Basket Weaving Workshop

Great to have a vegan farm nearby offering a range of workshops and produce. We really enjoyed the bramble basket weaving. Jenny was very patient when explaining over and over what we needed to do and helped us all achieve a finished basket. I'd never heard of making baskets with brambles before. I love the fact we were using sustainable materials to create a lovely, useful basket, which I will treasure. We really appreciated being on a vegan farm for the day. Thank you Jenny!

Joanne Inglis WI TWSF

Corel Sirett

Kids Club

Jacob and I went to the kids club. He is almost 6 years and said he had an amazing time and loves sharing the facts he learned.

Autumn Family Forest School

We attended the Autumn Family Forest School 2022, what a treat it was! Jenny is so full of knowledge and incredibly patient with my not yet 2 year old! If you love the outdoors and want to be around like minded people I would definitely recommend! We will be keeping a close eye on the page for future events. Thanks Jenny, some very special memories made.

Christine Lennox

Ashlynn Pownall

Foraging Walk

Was an amazing morning making connections and learning things long forgotten in our modern lives. It is amazing the diversity of available foodstuffs we don't eat which are free to pick. it was well worth getting soaked to listen to Jenny's knowledge and she was generous in regard to questions asked. An educational and interesting experience.

Foraging Walk

Extremely interesting, enjoyable and informative morning. So many plants, even 'weeds' with so many beneficial properties. I'll never again look at a hedgerow in quite the same way.

Maggie Parker

Tim Wilson

Willow Basket Weaving Workshop

I really enjoyed the willow weaving day. Jenny was extremely helpful throughout even if you had made a big mistake! With patience and good humour she found a way around.

We worked in a big airy barn. Lots of room and endless tea, coffee and hot chocolate.

A little shop in the barn sold so many of her jams, chutneys, cordials and her vegan HUNNY, recommended by Matt Baker on Countryfile.

Where does she get the time being a full time farmer as well? I highly recommend the day. Do try it yourself.

Garden Willow Weaving and Jam

I've just finished my breakfast of toast and your lovely plum jam.

I really enjoyed (the workshop) yesterday and my obelisk is now in situ ready for my sweet pea plants.

It's a lovely place you have there and your passion for the environment is inspiring.

I will spread the word. Many thanks

Empy Iremonger

Jane Inglis

Willow Basket Weaving Workshop

Thank you for yesterday. I really enjoyed making the basket. I'm definitely going to book on for the bramble one.

Foraging Walk

Attended the foraging walk on 23rd October. Jenny is very knowledgeable and kept the group's attention even in the pouring rain. Future walks will certainly take on a different flavour. Thank you very much Jenny

Ruth and Rob

Rod Rothwell

Willow Basket Weaving - Beginners

Had a lovely day with Jenny on the beginners session learning to weave a willow basket . Jenny was a very patient and supportive teacher and I’m so pleased with my basket I’m hoping to do the more advanced day too.

Cathy Duncan

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