A FAMILY fun day at a farm in Wiltshire is set to mark the launch of a new milk vending station. 

Robert and Lucy Noad, from Woodhouse Farm in Semington, are hosting a free family fun day on Saturday, July 13, from 10am until 4pm. 

The pair will launch their new milk vending station in partnership with regenerative dairy brand, Golden Hooves. The event is part of a touring Festival of Regenerative Farming, run by First Milk - the farmer-owned dairy co-operative behind Golden Hooves.

Leona McDonald, director of Golden Hooves, added: “We have been blown away by Robert and Lucy’s vision, drive and commitment to regenerating the earth, so we’re super excited to be launching our latest Golden Hooves vending site at Woodhouse Farm - this selection of milk, cheese and more definitely gets our Stomp of Approval!

"We all need to engage more with where our food comes from and nothing beats heading down to a farm to pet the animals, take in the country air and eat some yummy food! People are curious about regenerative agriculture and how it can be a solution to climate change. It’s a word that is being used more and more but there’s not much information available about what it actually means, so what better way to find out than visiting one yourself and seeing it first-hand.”

Visitors will be able to taste local foods, take part in crafts and nature walks, as well as meet the farm's baby goats and chicks. There will be a bouncy castle and a worm and beetle safari to learn about the role these play in regenerating the soil. 

The vending station will sell Woodhouse Farm milk, as well as milkshakes in a variety of flavours. Another machine will be filled with Golden Hooves cheese, and Woodhouse Farm's free range eggs. 

These will be sold alongside produce from Wiltshire Chilli Farm and The Slow Vinegar Company, as well as sweet and savoury bakes from The Lamb on the Strand, made using Woodhouse Farm’s milk, Golden Hooves cheese and other sustainable ingredients.

“We love how we farm; working with nature, caring for our cows, and now we are going to be meeting our local community too," said Lucy.

"We are excited to be able to talk about what we are doing here to regenerate our planet, we hope that the milk vending machine will be more than just somewhere to buy milk, it will be a way for us to share our news of how dairy farming is a force for good in the fight against climate change, for our customers to be a part of this journey too.

"We are also selling our wonderful regenerative cheese range and supporting other local, sustainable food producers by stocking their produce too. We hope that customers will buy our tasty, regenerative milk and milkshakes and join our community in the regen revolution!"