Friday, February 8, 2019

Revamping the packing shed

Our packing shed, which used to be the cow shed when it was a dairy then beef farm, is a huge space primarily used for storing miscellaneous items. But last weekend we sorted it out and created a much more useable space, with a larger packing and collection area, and a new seating area for use by visitors and volunteers.
The old veg box packing and collection area.
The area that has become the new veg box packing and collection area.

Robert levelling the floor at the back of the shed, before putting tables and shelves for veg boxes in place.

Adrien and Robert dismantling the shelves.

Adrien admiring the new veg box packing and collection area.

Andy and Anne packing veg boxes in the new big area yesterday.

The new multi-use seating area where the packing area used to be.
 A huge improvement all round - many thanks to everyone who helped with this winter project.

Recent veg boxes

Spring greens, ready to pack into last week's veg boxes.

Last Friday's veg £10 veg box - cauliflower, leeks, swede, beetroot, lettuce, potatoes, mixed herbs, Chinese leaves, chard, and kale.

Harvesting leeks.

Picking French breakfast radish early on a Friday morning.
We deliver veg boxes all around St. Just, Pendeen, Sennen, St. Buryan, Porthcurnoe, Newlyn, Mousehole, Penzance, Sancreed, and places in between, for £1 delivery; or you can collect at no extra charge from our community hubs at Bosavern Community Farm (St. Just), the North Inn (Pendeen), Cafe Art (St. Ives), and the Redwing Gallery (Penzance). Contact the farm on 01736 788454 for more details.

Thursday picking and packing volunteers

Every Thursday we spend all day picking and packing veg for our veg boxes and restaurant orders, both of which go out on a Friday morning. We are currently blessed with a wonderful team of local volunteers who come to help us harvest, whether rain or shine. Many many thanks to Anne, Ben, Ian, Jenny, Linda, Margaret and Sue. If anybody else would like to join the team then please contact us on 01736 788454, or email
Margaret, Anne, Jenny and Ben, preparing leeks in the packing shed.

Linda and Ian in the fruit cage, which they have overhauled this winter.

Sue picking mooli in one of the polytunnels.

Sleet and rain lashing the farmyard on the Thursday before last, when we all went out and got wet picking veg - a huge thank you to our volunteers for this one!

Robert and Ole

Robert and Ole, two friends from Germany, have headed to London before moving north to Scotland for their next wwoofing adventure, having stayed on our farm for six weeks (they arrived between Christmas and New Year). We'd like to wish them all the best, and thank them for all their work and cameraderie whilst with us.
Ole digging up Jerusalem artichokes in the market garden.

Robert helping to re-arrange our packing shed.