The Fruit Farm at Heyford Hills in Nether Heyford was established in the late 1940’s by Mr. Alex Beck, a former First World War fighter pilot. Although Northamptonshire is not renowned for commercial fruit growing, it is known that a large orchard did exist on the gentle slope between the Heyford Hills farmhouse and the LMS railway line in the years before the Second World War.
Mr. beck planted two separate gooseberry and blackcurrant areas, one of which was subsequently destroyed by fire, to be replaced by Victoria plums and then by Bramley cooking apples. His main orchard contained 10 acres of dessert apples, mostly Cox’s Orange Pippins with 2 other varieties, which was later underplanted with gooseberry bushes.
During each of the 26 years that followed a generation of Nether Heyford mums and children picked Mr. Beck’s soft fruit, providing a welcome top-up to their summer spending money.
In greatly expanding the range of fruit types grown at the farm, the present management has tried to include the best of the popular new introductions as well as a number of sought after traditional old varieties.
At the forefront of New Creation Farm is our farm shop stocked with fruit, vegetables, honey, juice, firewood and much more!
FARM SHOP OPENING TIMES
Monday – Saturday, August – March
Our other businesses
From maintenance to make-over, your complete garden service, we do it all no job too small or too big, from lawn mowing to complete grand garden design, no matter what the job we want to hear from you.
Good Timber are established timber merchants. We supply woodturners, furniture makers, carvers, professional woodworkers, as well as amateurs and newcomers.
If you use hardwoods at all, this site is for you. Here you will find a great range of timber that you can order online or come in and select from our inspiring stock and variety.
Browse through our European, American and exotic hardwoods, rough-sawn board timber, blanks, blocks and logs.
Good Welding is a division of House of Goodness Ltd and was established in 1999. Our modern, well equipped workshop is located in a rural setting in Nether Heyford,Northamptonshire.
They undertake both small and large projects for Contractors, Property developers, Architects, Builders and Private clients.
Good Welding and Metalwork design, manufacture and install high quality bespoke architectural metalwork including staircases, balustrades, balconies, gates, railings and decorative ironwork using a range of materials including stainless steel, mild steel, aluminium and brass. They also have the skills to produce and restore forged metalwork using traditional blacksmithing methods.