McTurks leave Ayrshire to a rented farm in South Weald in Brentwood. They start dairy farming.
The landowners (the Tower family) sell their estate, which is farmed by tenants, the McTurks among them. The McTurks buy Frieze Hall Farm. Calcott Hall Farm continues to be farmed by John Widdowson as a dairy farm.
David McTurk takes over farming at Calcott Hall as John Widdowson retires and he grows cereals for 3 years.
Andrew takes over at Calcott Hall Farm and starts growing vegetables and fruit. 'Pick your own' is introduced with strawberries, then expands rapidly to other crops.
Calcott Hall Farm Shop opens.
Andrew and Janet move into the bungalow with 2 young sons.
Andrew and Janet purchase the freehold of the farm.
The reservoir for irrigating the crops is constructed and another son is born.
Farm shop moves into a bigger barn. Fourth and final son arrives!
New farmhouse is built.
Steve Hazel starts selling fresh fish twice a week from his stall.
The remaining area of the old Essex barn is converted into shop space.
Peter and Stuart, two of Andrew and Janet’s sons join the business.
The existing barn is extended in the farm yard to add space in the shop for more products and a butchery counter.
Neil Risdon, a local butcher opens in the shop. This was 'Pick your own's' last year due to the changing habits of customers.
Further additions to the building including a new entrance, exit, till area and a new patio for plants.
Brentwood Brewery move into a refurbished redundant barn on the farm.
The Barnyard Café opening Autumn 2016.