Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Farm's festive lunch
On Sunday 17th December we held a festive lunch at the farm, to which all our staff and volunteers were invited, with everybody asked to bring something, anything, to share.
Festive Friday in St. Just
On Friday 15th St Just celebrated a "festive Friday" as part of the run-up to Christmas, with Santa playing a barrel organ in the Square, a farmers and crafts market in the WI Hall, Pendeen Silver Band playing in the Square, the Christmas lights turn-on, a walking nativity with live animals, followed by a winter ceilidh in the Old Town Hall.
|Our stall at the evening farmers and craft market.|
Veg boxes Friday 15th December
|Harvesting Chinese cabbage/leaves from the Sausage polytunnel.|
Standard veg box (£10) - Chinese cabbage, savoy cabbage, potatoes, leeks, parsnips, a pumpkin portion, black winter radishes, Vietnamese coriander, celeriac, and chard.
Clement and Marcello
Two of our wwoof volunteers have recently returned home for Christmas (three are staying to share the festivities with us) - Marcello, from Italy, after 6 weeks, and Clement, from the French Alps, after one month.
Many thanks to both Clement and Marcello for their help this winter, and we wish them both a merry Christmas back home.
|Marcello helping Otta wash-up after our festive lunch.|
|Clement digging up leeks in the market garden.|
Monday, December 11, 2017
Polytunnel snapshots on 3rd December
|In the Mothership, just before pulling out the cucmber vines and some of the strawberries, with the Siberian kiwi having shed most of its leaves.|
|In the Sausage, with a succession of headed lettuces, cut-and-come-again salad leaves, watercress, parsley, and oriental leafy vegetables.|
|In Valentine, with crops of carrots and daikon (mooli radish) almost ready for harvesting, and some spring greens just gone in (following on from our pepper crop).|
|In Nigel, full of a succession of winter salads.|
|In Imogen, following on from our tomato vines, now full of watercress, green sprouting broccoli, lettuces, cabalonero, radishes, pak choi, parsley, coriander, Chinese cabbages, vivid choi, radicchio etc...|
Miner's Chapel Christmas Tree Festival 2017
|Fran, Alice and Herbie putting some finishing touches to the tree.|
|The community farm's tree in the festival.|
|Humpty Dumpty atop the farm's tree.|
Veg boxes Friday 8th December
The small £6 box contained potatoes, kale, a pumpkin portion, beetroot, leeks, and a bag of mixed salad leaves.
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Today's Advent Fair
|A selection of home-made cakes in the pop-up Cow Shed Cafe - it's not an open day without cakes!|
|Rosie's food van serving gorgeous burgers in the farmyard (alongside Sonja's tombola and our newly reclaimed picnic benches).|
|Crafts in the cob barn - making "all the king's horses and all the king's men" for the Miner's Chapel Christmas Tree Festival.|
|Crafts and spontaneous festive singing in the cob barn.|
|Meeting the chickens and collecting eggs.|
|Eleven members of Pendeen Silver Band playing carols in the farmyard to end the day - wonderful.|
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