Holiday Hunger. With funding from LiveWest and help from Pendeen School, this summer during the school holidays we have been providing veg boxes to LiveWest tennants in Pendeen and Boscaswell, in particular families with school-age children. We began by parking the farm van in the village and distributing veg boxes to anybody who came, but word has now got around, and yesterday we delivered 24 veg boxes directly to people's homes. All the veg and eggs in the boxes are produced here on the community farm. This scheme is only funded during the school holidays.
Community Veg Box Fund. An anonymous donor recently gave a sum of money to the farm for us to provide veg boxes to people in the local area who are struggling to make ends meet. So we set up our Community Veg Box Fund, identified five local recipients, and we have been delivering a weekly veg box to them over the summer. This fund will run out in September.
The Street Food Project. Throughout 2022 we have been donating fresh produce most weeks to the Street Food Project in Penzance, which provides hot meals every evening, free of charge.
Family Picnics in the Plen. A small group of local people set up this project for the summer, to help families with young children in the local community, and we are one of a number of local producers and businesses who have donated food. Two picnics have already happened, and the final one is scheduled for the 31st of August.
There are many ways that you can help us to help our community:-
- donate to our Community Veg Box Fund so that we can extend the time that we can provide veg boxes or identify more recipients;
- join our veg box scheme and recieve a weekly/fortnightly/monthly veg box;
- shop in our Farm Shop (open daily 10am till 5pm, or 10am till 2pm on Sundays) or at our farmer's market stalls (Sennen every Tuesday 09:30-12:30, St. Just every Saturday 09:30-12:30);
- volunteer on the farm, or in the farm sop, or as a delivery driver.
Please contact us at info@bosavern communityfarm.org.uk.