Thursday, November 30, 2017

Advent Fair

Don't forget that we are holding our Advent Fair this Sunday 3rd December from midday till 4pm on the farm, with plenty to do and see and eat! The forecast is bright and dry!

Tom and Linnea

Tom and Linnea, who arrived from Canada by boat one month ago, will be leaving the community farm tomorrow after volunteering here for all of November.
Heading under the mesh to pick kale.

Planting lettuces in Imogen polytunnel
We'd all like to thank Tom and Linnea for their help over the past month, and we wish them all the best of things on their ongoing travels. Special thanks to Tom for his awesome potato digging song!

Veg boxes 1st December

Tomorrow's veg boxes:-
Standard £10 - a whole squash, Swiss chard, Valor potatoes, a cauliflower, kale/greens, parsnips, leeks, rocket, and baby beetroot.
Small £6 - a pumpkin portion, parsnips, potatoes, leeks, jerusalem artichokes, and kale/greens.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Christmas Hampers

This Christmas we are offering three sizes of hamper - small £25, medium £50, large £75 - each containing a range of fresh veg and herbs from the farm, a stick of obligatory Brussels sprouts, our own free-range eggs, and a selection of festive treats from local artisan producers. They will be ready on Friday December 22nd, to be collected from the farm, or we can deliver to your door for only £1 extra if you live on our delivery round. Please contact us to order yours - 788454.
One of our hampers from 2015.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Yuletide Fair

Photos from today's fair in St Just sports centre - many thanks to Fran and Lil, Alice and Herbie, for helping to run our stall, and to everyone who came to chat to and buy from us.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Veg boxes 24th November

Yesterday's small veg box (£6) - purple sprouting broccoli (from Cargease Organics), Cara potatoes, gem squash, pumpkin portion, red Russian kale, and Chioggia striped beetroot.
Standard veg box (£10) - Cara potatoes, red Russian kale, pumpkin portion, leeks, beetroot, purple sprouting broccoli, cabbage, Chinese leaves, black radishes, and mixed salad leaves.

Please contact us on to order yours.

This is the last week that paper newsletters will be put into the veg boxes, the newsletters will be sent via email from next week. Can all our veg box customers please email their current email address to, thank you.

St. Just Yuletide Fair

Bosavern Community Farm will be one of 55 stalls at tomorrow's Fair, from 11am till 3pm in the sports hall of St. Just Sports Centre (Sunday 25/11/17), selling plenty of fresh local seasonal veg plus a range of goods from Cornish artisan producers. Please come along and support us and all the other stallholders there (and your local economy) - I hope there'll be coffee...

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Pendeen Silver Band

A small group of players from Pendeen Silver Band will be coming to the farm on Sunday December 3rd to play festive music at our Advent Fair. The fair runs from midday till 4pm, and we anticipate music around the campfire in the farmyard at 3pm, or in the packing shed if cold/wet.

New packing shed lights

At last, after seven winters of rushing to get everything packed before darkness, we have installed proper lighting in the packing shed! Many thanks to Andy for fitting the lights, and Chris for facilitating.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Veg boxes 17th November

Small veg box - Charlotte potatoes, chard, rocket, leeks, celeriac, and a pumpkin portion.

Standard veg box - Charlotte potatoes, chard, rocket, leeks, celeriac, pumpkin portion, red Russian kale, gem squash, Jerusalem artichokes, a rocoto chilli, and a sprig of Vietnamese coriander.
Picking chard for veg boxes - Joe, Linnea, Joan, Clement, and Andy.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Sunset over the farm

Three views of today's stunning sunset - from the top brassica field...

...across Home Field towards the farm buildings and sea...

...and seen through a polytunnel.


Flo (Florian), from Pau in the south of France, left our farm on Wednesday to head to his next wwoof assignment near Falmouth. We'd like to thank Flo for his 6 weeks with us, and wish him well on his new farm.
Our next wwoofer, Clement, arrived that evening, giving us just enough time to carpet, paint and clean the room between occupants. Phew.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Veg boxes 10th November

Small veg box, £6 - mixed salad leaves, jack-be-little squash, potatoes, kale, parsnips, and beetroot.
Standard veg box, £10 - jack-be-little squash, potatoes, kale, parsnips, beetroot, oriental greens, leeks, pumpkin portion, and a cauliflower.

Advent Fair 3rd December 12-4pm

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Rainbow over Home Field

I was topping the pasture on Saturday and just had to stop to take this photo - gorgeous!

Converting Imogen to winter crops

Clare helping to pick the final tomatoes from the dying vines that filled Imogen for the summer. We harvested over 400kg of tomatoes from her this season.

Imogen cleared of tomato vines, weeded, forked over, and soaker-hose re-laid..

Municipal compost laid to form beds, ready for planting.

Joe helping to plant winter crops - green sprouting calabrese/broccoli, cabalonero kale, purple pak choi, Chinese cabbage, purple kohl rabi, Italian parsley, coriander, komatsuna (Chinese spinach), lettuces, watercress, and French breakfast radishes.

Monday, November 6, 2017

"Dying Breed"

On Friday 17th November at 7pm, the film "Dying Breed" by Mark Catmull will be screened at Sancreed Village Hall.

"A year in the making, shot on three small cattle farms in west Cornwall, Dying Breed is filmmaker Mick Catmull’s love letter to a disappearing way of life. The film paints a no holds barred, poignant, at times tragic portrait of three aging farmers seeing out their days with the knowledge that after their passing, their land will likely be sold off to big growers land speculators or city bankers fancying a bit of hobby farming. Dying Breed avoids the use of commentary. We hear only the voices of farmers, their families, and members of the Cornish farming community."

Tickets are £6 and can be booked via and

Veg boxes 3rd November

Last Friday our veg boxes contained:-

Small box (£6, or £7 delivered to your door) - Valor potatoes, a portion of "winter luxury" pumpkin, red Russian kale, leeks, purple-top turnips, and peppers.

Standard box (£10, or £11 delivered to your door) - all of the above plus "gem" squash, mixed salad leaves, oriental greens, and a sprig of Vietnamese coriander.

All of the veg was grown on the community farm and picked fresh for the boxes. We are a not-for-profit community organisation relying on local and international volunteers. To join our veg box scheme, or to get involved on the farm, please contact us on 01736 788454.

Jon and Clare

Clare and Jon picking the final tomatoes from Imogen before taking all the plants out.
Jon and Clare, from England, spent six weeks living and volunteering as WWOOFers on the community farm until yesterday, and we'd like to thank them for all their hard work and smiling dedication during their time with us.