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Real trees on offer this Christmas at Brook Farm in Linby

With Christmas just around the corner a local farm is now offering residents the chance to get their hands on locally-grown trees and support a great cause at the same time.

Brook Farm in Linby offers training opportunities for people with disabilities.

The farm is now planning to raise funds by selling a selection of trees grown on council-owned land nearby.  All the trees on sale have been nurtured by the service users who have disabilities.

Five to seven-foot spruce trees will be available for £25 and Nordmans are for sale for £40 from the farm.

There is also a Christmas event at the farm taking place this Saturday (November  25) from 10am to 4pm.

Attendees can enjoy mince pies and refreshments whilst browsing the crafts and pottery stalls, and children can visit a Christmas grotto with Santa.

Cllr Stuart Wallace, Chair of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Adult Social Care and Health Public Committee, said: “Many Christmas trees for sale in shops are imported from overseas, whereas Brooke Farm’s trees are either grown in the county or are from a UK source.

“The farm employs staff with mixed abilities and offers training to people with disabilities so buying one of their trees helps support a very good cause.”

Brooke Farm is a commercial enterprise growing vegetables and plants for sale to the general public.

The farm shop offers a range of home-grown produce for sale, including free range eggs, seasonal vegetables, salad and fruit, flowers and plants along with locally-sourced products such as bread, milk, preserves, pickles, cakes and biscuits.

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It is located on Main Street, Linby, and is open Monday to Thursday 8am to 3.45pm, Friday 8am to 3.15pm and Saturday 8am to 3pm.

For further information on the shop call 0115 963 2638 or visit www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk

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