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Welcome to Bill Quay Community Farm,


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 a treasured green space on the edge of Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. Farming for fun, learning, food and wellbeing, there is always something going on at the farm.
Since July 2013, the farm has been run by Bill Quay Community Farm Association, a registered charity which operates the farm on a not-for-profit basis for the benefit of the wider community.

All of the farm livestock at Bill Quay Community Farm is rare and indigenous. The farm is a Rare Breeds Survival Trust Approved Farm Park and has several breeding groups of animals including award winning Tamworth pigs, and rare sheep and goats. We have recently developed a small mammal area with  chinchillas, degus, Chinese hamsters, rabbits, Guinea pigs, Fancy Mice, Ferrets and more...
Bill Quay Community Farm is a working farm which produces a small but regular amout of meat products. Our delicious Bill Quay Bangers are available to buy from the farm cafe and bulk orders can be taken for pubs, cafes and restaurants. We also produce other pork products on request and have lamb available seasonally.

Bill Quay Community Farm Association is the charitable arm of Bill Quay Community Farm

As a registered charity, our charitable objects are;
  • The advancement of education in agriculture, horticulture, arts and crafts, conservation, country life and related subjects;

  • To provide or assist in the provision of facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreation or other leisure time occupation of individuals who have need of such facilities by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disability, financial hardship or social circumstances, or the public at large, with the object of improving their conditions of life.

  • To promote humane behaviour towards animals by educating the public in all matters relating to animal welfare, including the conservation and enhancement of genetic diversity of UK native livestock breeds, including breeds at risk.

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Since 1986, the farm team has transformed this 25 acre site from dereliction into a thriving community leisure project. Much of the work to restore the natural heritage to what it is now, one of the greenest banks on Tyneside, has been achieved by volunteers. Bill Quay Community Farm Association encourages community involvement.


Here at Bill Quay Community Farm, we have a wonderful cafe snail.jpgand farm shop which has an extensive menu and a varied specials board. We try to use as much local produce as possible as we feel food travels too far from the field to the kitchen, in too much packaging, wasting energy and resources. We believe that by eating locally produced seasonal foods this will not only encourage local distinctiveness but the food will be fresher and more nutritious as it has not travelled as far. It also supports local producers which in turn provides local jobs and supports the local economy.

 â€‹Find out more about Bill Quay Community Farm by watching this short film: