Down on the Farm.


Since 1634 Birch Farm has been a working farm of approx 100 acres. The farm has been run by the Holt family for many generations. We are very passionate about farming and the importance of quality, locally produced foods. Developing a public understanding of how their food is produced and where it comes from is a subject close to our hearts.

Over the years the farm began to diversify and more recently established itself as a traditional ice cream dairy. Brothers John and Steven Holt make the ice cream here on the farm, from a recipe passed down from their great grandmother. The farm is still run by the Holt family, from the making of the ice cream, to the feeding and caring for the animals.

They first began to sell their yummy ice cream in 2007, selling ice cream direct from the parlour. We now sell wholesale ice cream to many local pubs and restaurants, providing an individualised recipe of the soft form mix to ice cream vans. and the soft form mix to ice cream vans.

Prices available on request.




News Article

Posted on 15 Mar 2012

Summertime Sorbets.


Our new range of summertime sorbets are deliciously refreshing,

perfect for these summer months.

Tel: 01706 369 643

Birch Farm Dairy, Doctor Fold Lane,
Birch, Heywood, Nr Rochdale,
Lancashire OL10 2QE