Welcome to
Dalton Moor Farm

Vegan Fruit Farm

School of Sustainable Living & Wellbeing

Dalton Moor Farm is a pretty, 24-acre vegan fruit farm, 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 get closer to nature.

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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About Us

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

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 are finalists in the Rural Business Awards 2021 - North

- The Sustainability & Environmental Impact Awards

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, after watching a huge decline in wildlife due to the intensive farming going on around her.

With her husband Tom and help from Philip, the farm lad, Jenny has restored a diverse habitat across the farm, from land that was previously wide open arable fields.

She has protected the land with fences, reinstated ditches, planted around 5 km of fruitful hedges and thousands of trees, dividing up the land into smaller paddocks to create differing habitats that link together to form a diverse ecosystem that she hopes can sustain itself 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 and to move away from the 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 offers a range of fun, educational experiences for all ages and abilities.

See our range of regular activities on the Events Page 

and check out our bespoke activities / group events on the Special Events Page

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Opening Hours

Farm: Tuesday - Saturday 10am-4pm

Shop: Currently Closed, except Delivery or Collect by arrangement

Event Days - opening as per event schedule

Visit by arrangement

 

Upcoming Events

  • Visit the Farm Discovery Tour - Private Event
    Dates and Times are by arrangement
    Dalton Moor Farm
    Dates and Times are by arrangement
    Dalton Moor Farm, Dalton Moor Farm, Dalton Moor Lane, Off, Truro Ave, Murton, Dalton-le-Dale, Seaham SR7 9JY, UK
    Arrange to visit the farm for a couple of hours to look around and learn about what we do. Choose from a general tour of the farm or a themed tour, such as Meet the Trees, Hedges Discovery, Re-wilding, Regenerative Farming, Sustainability, Rainwater Harvesting, Renewable Energy, Orchards, Meadows
  • Bramble Basket Weaving Day 21st November
    Sun, 21 Nov
    Dalton Moor Farm
    21 Nov, 10:00 – 17:00
    Dalton Moor Farm, Dalton Moor Farm, Dalton Moor Lane, Off, Truro Ave, Murton, Dalton-le-Dale, Seaham SR7 9JY, UK
    Not as prickly as you think! A fun day out for adults and children. Pick and Weave your own Bramble Basket. Suitable for Individuals or Adult + Child teams. Price is per basket.
  • Drum Circle 20th November 2021
    Membership Offer
    Sat, 20 Nov
    Dalton Moor Farm
    20 Nov, 15:00 – 16:30 GMT
    Dalton Moor Farm, Dalton Moor Farm, Dalton Moor Lane, Off, Truro Ave, Murton, Dalton-le-Dale, Seaham SR7 9JY, UK
    Join our friendly Drum Circle - no prior experience needed Drumming as part of a circle group is fun, relaxing and uplifting.
  • 10% Off Natural Herbal Hair Care Workshop
    07 Nov, 10:00 – 16:00
    Dalton-le-Dale, Dalton Moor Farm, Dalton Moor Lane, Off, Truro Ave, Murton, Dalton-le-Dale, Seaham SR7 9JY, UK
    10% OFF Transform your Hair Care routine and your Hair with Natural Herbs For the price of one haircut, never need to buy shampoo or conditioner again. Healthier Happier Hair and Scalp. No more single use plastic bottles. Way less cost.
  • 10% off Festive Fun Craft Day 6th November
    06 Nov, 09:15 – 16:00
    Dalton Moor Farm, Dalton Moor Farm, Dalton Moor Lane, Off, Truro Ave, Murton, Dalton-le-Dale, Seaham SR7 9JY, UK
    10% Off 3 Craft Workshops in one day Get Christmas organised with hand painted cards, willow decorations and hand made jewellery. Relax, chat and make friends while you craft, gently guided by talented tutors.
  • Hallowe’en Trail & Pumpkin Hunt
    Sat, 30 Oct
    Dalton Moor Farm - Vegan Fruit Farm and
    30 Oct, 10:00 – 31 Oct, 16:00
    Dalton Moor Farm - Vegan Fruit Farm and , Dalton Moor Farm, Dalton Moor Lane, Off, Truro Ave, Murton, Dalton-le-Dale, Seaham SR7 9JY, UK
    Join the pumpkin hunt to find all the cheeky pumpkins and other spooks who are hiding out and about on the farm
  • Pumpkin Decorating for Kids FRIDAY
    Fri, 29 Oct
    Dalton Moor Farm - Vegan Fruit Farm and
    29 Oct, 10:00 – 16:00
    Dalton Moor Farm - Vegan Fruit Farm and , Dalton Moor Farm, Dalton Moor Lane, Off, Truro Ave, Murton, Dalton-le-Dale, Seaham SR7 9JY, UK
    Enjoy some family fun. Paint a face on a pumpkin. Add decorations. Make one to take home and one to hide on the farm for our Pumpkin Trail.
  • Pumpkin Decorating for Kids THURSDAY
    Thu, 28 Oct
    Dalton Moor Farm - Vegan Fruit Farm and
    28 Oct, 10:00 – 16:00
    Dalton Moor Farm - Vegan Fruit Farm and , Dalton Moor Farm, Dalton Moor Lane, Off, Truro Ave, Murton, Dalton-le-Dale, Seaham SR7 9JY, UK
    Enjoy some family fun. Paint a face on a pumpkin. Add decorations. Make one to take home and one to hide on the farm for our Pumpkin Trail.
 

Testimonials

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 to the bottom of 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”

Sharon Liddy

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.”

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.”

David Bowman/ Paul Rowthorn

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.”

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.”

Chris Breen

Foraging Walk

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

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”

Dan/Bella Allegre

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”

Leanne Jordan

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

Jane Gulliford Lowes

“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.”

Emily Louise Wall

Foraging Walk

“I enjoyed this ..”

Nikki Kell

Garden Willow Weaving


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

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.”

Helen Beadnall

Mindful Morning

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

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 💚”

Laura Hadley

Apple Cider Vinegar

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

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!!”

Bronwyn Anderson

Vegan HUNNY

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

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😀”

Carol White

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 😀”

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.”

Nicola Jane

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.

June Brown

 

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