Bill Quay Farm is a treasured green space on the edge of Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. Here, we not only farm for food, but also to learn, preserve rare breeds and provide activities for the local community.
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. We are home to pigs, sheep, goats and ponies and 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.
Since September 2013, Bill Quay Community Farm has offered full time education opportunities in conjunction with East Durham College's Houghall Campus. We provide full time study programmes for school leavers and adults in the following subjects:
- Level 1 Award in Countryside Skills
- Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care
For more information please see our website