from Wednesday April 24th

Tuesdays*, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

from 12 midday to 3pm

*from May 7th

We sell fresh produce - including vegetables, eggs and local honey and preserves - plus plants, wooden planters, bird boxes and feeders, and cards, all at very reasonable prices, including fresh seasonal vegetables at 50p a bag. New things for this season will include vegetable boxes, featuring a range of our fresh vegetables, and we have a new flock of ex-battery chickens to supply our very popular eggs. In addition, our delicious Guilty Pleasures cakes can be made to order, as can our range of wooden garden furniture, and we will be selling refurbished bicycles. Come along and see for yourself!


Could you spare three hours once a month?

Reliable volunteers with outgoing and friendly personalities are needed to work in our Farm Shop. Our volunteers open and close the Shop and assist customers purchasing and ordering goods. We sell vegetables, eggs, plants, wooden garden furniture and greeting cards, all produced by prisoners at HMP Erlestoke. The Shop is open from late April until October, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 12 midday to 3 pm. Our volunteers usually work a minimum of one 3 hour day a month.

The Shop is outside the prison, opposite the Visitors’ Centre.

References are required.

For further information please contact:

Janine Hodson on 07917 691034 or email


Farm Shop Co-ordinator

Part-time Volunteer Post

April - October

Erlestoke House Community Interest Company’s (EHCIC) Farm Shop sells vegetables, eggs, plants and garden furniture produced in Erlestoke Prison. Based just outside the prison, the Shop is open for three hours on four days a week during the summer months - on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 12 midday-3pm.

The Shop is staffed by local volunteers, and since opening has been administrated by our Manager, who no longer lives locally. We are now looking for a local volunteer to join our friendly and happy team to co-ordinate the weekly running of the shop and the volunteer staff on a part-time basis during the summer months. The shop opens in late April, and some administration is required before then. Responsibilities include organising the volunteers’ rota, liaising with volunteers and prison staff, maintaining and replenishing stock, responding to customer orders, dealing with invoices and takings and representing the volunteers at EHCIC meetings. There is no requirement to be at the Shop every day, and much of the work can be done via email.

The overall administration and financial management of the Shop will remain with the current Manager and members of the EHCIC Committee.

For more information, please contact Janine Hodson on 07917 691034, or email:

The Erlestoke House Farm Shop project is run for the men in HMP Erlestoke, helping them to gain skills together with fully accredited NVQ qualifications, while providing a unique outlet for the results of their work. The profits from the Farm Shop are reinvested and used to buy further supplies (such as seeds and wood), which ensures that the project is self funding. We also fund family days at the prison, when prisoners can spend time with their children.

Eggs from the Chickens at Erlestoke House Farm Shop
Cakes from the Guilty Pleasurers Bakery at Erlestoke House Farm Shop
Garden Furnature made to order from The Farm Shop at HMP Erlestoke