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About Patrick Deeley

Patrick Deeley is a mixed farmer from Godstone, Surrey. Flower Farm is 150 acres and has been owned by the Deeley family since 1974 with pick your own seasons, turkeys and chickens and a farm shop with online delivery and collection. The farm also has a tea room with indoor and outdoor seating, an on site microbrewery. Every year Flower Farm is home to Godstoneberry festival, Oktoberryfest, Jingleberry and a number of other events throughout the year.

Practical Farming

Why it’s important to build a farm business around community

Last year brought huge challenges for everyone across the world. Here at Flower Farm we evolved how we worked so…

Food Files

How to cook your Christmas turkey – tips from the farmer

As fourth generation turkey farmers, we’ve been rearing poultry for more than 70 years. Flower Farm turkeys never leave the…

Lockdown Learning

How are eggs graded? Farmer Patrick shows us

There’s a lot of work that goes into the little box of eggs that you pick up at your nearest…

Farm Diaries

The cows escaped…and shut the M25!

It wasn’t the way I had planned to spend my Sunday, herding 35 of Flower Farm’s cows to safety after…

Farm Diaries

Chickens, cows, parental advice: Patrick’s Flower Farm tour

Patrick Deeley takes us on a tour of his farm, Flower Farm, in the heart of the North Downs, Surrey,…

The Big Issues

Why the pandemic will change the way we eat – farmer Patrick Deeley

It’s hard to believe it was only two months ago when newspaper headlines read ‘Britain doesn’t need farmers’. Fast forward…