Thursday, December 22, 2022
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
This week we will be delivering about 90 boxes around the area (and collected from the farm) on Friday December 23rd. They will include the following:-
small box (£7.70) - parsnips, carrots, Brussels sprouts stalk, potatoes, seasonal herbs, and kale;
standard box (£12) - parsnips, carrots, Brussels sprouts stalk, potatoes, seasonal herbs, kale, spring greens, swede, and a cauliflower.
We are buying the parsnips and carrots from Trenow Organic Market Garden near Marazion; the sprouts, swede and cauliflowers from Cargease Organics near Crowlas; and the potatoes, herbs, kale and spring greens are from the community farm.
Yesterday morning we had a little social gathering in Castle Dracula polytunnel, with food and drink brought to share by the 24 people who attended - staff, local volunteers, WWOOF volunteers, allotment holders, board members, and friends and family of the farm.
Chris, on the right in the photo, stayed with us as a WWOOF volunteer in spring 2020, just before the first Covid lockdown. We found out recently that Chris very sadly died of cancer earlier this year. We remember you with great affection, for your enthusiasm and humour and willingness to help, and the plans you had for renovating your camper van to go travelling. It was a true pleasure to have you here with us Chris. Thank you.
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Earlier this year, up in our Community Woodland, we put in some wildlife scrapes, funded by the Penwith Landscape Partnership. At the time they were dry, and they stayed dry until November, but the largest scrape now has a good amount of water in it, and some of the smaller ones do too.
We have two collections currently taking place in our farm shop - one of food for Holiday Hunger and one of money for our Community Veg Box Fund.
Holiday Hunger donations
On December 23rd we will be delivering 25 Christmas food boxes to LiveWest tenants in the local area, containing seasonal veg plus eggs, funded by the LiveWest Holiday Hunger scheme. If you would like to donate any durable food items for us to put into the boxes, as added extras, purchased from our farm-shop or elsewhere, please place them into the crate in our shop.
Please help us to make some difficult Christmases a little better.
Community Veg Box Fund
Please help us to provide weekly veg boxes to local people who otherwise could not afford them and who may struggle to access healthy food. This initiative is funded entirely by private donations but is due to run out of money at the end of December. Please place your money donations in the jar in our farm-shop, whether cash, cheque or card, or if you wish to donate online please ask for our bank details (or take a veg box joining form, our bank details are on the second page, and when paying please put “veg box fund” as the reference).
Many thanks indeed.
Friday, December 2, 2022
As of November 2022, we have decided not to open our farm shop on Sundays, or on bank holidays. So we will be open from Monday to Saturday 10am till 5pm.
We will be open on Christmas Eve 10am till 5pm, then closed for three days, re-opening on Wednesday 28th. We will be closed again for four days from New Year's Eve, re-oprning on Wednesday 4th January.
We need to thank two local firms for helping us out recently:-
|1. Leswidden Building Supplies - for lending us 6 sections of security fencing to enable us to create a user-friendly enclosure so our chickens can have some outdoor space during the latest ongoing avian flu lockdown.
This week we produced 83 veg boxes, which we delivered to people's doors around Penwith, or to one of our four community collection hubs for our members to pick up from - here at Bosavern Community Farm, St. John's Church in St. Ives, the Redwing Gallery in Penzance, and Newlyn Fermentary (our newest hub, with many thanks to Rachel and Ben).
|Jihu and Yerin digging potatoes on Wednesday.
|Pauline, Jihu and Yerin, picking salad on Friday.
Our standard box (£12) contained mixed salad leaves, a stick of lemon grass, 1kg of Carolus potatoes, purple-top turnips, a lump of Crown Prince squash, a cauliflower, perpetual spinach, kale, 3 jalapeno peppers, and leeks (all grown here on the farm except the cauliflowers, which are local and organic).
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to join up.
One of our WWOOF volunteers, Daniel, from Italy, left us this morning to head back to London then Italy. Many thanks Daniel for your help, your singing, and your cooking, and we wish you a merry Christmas back home with your family.
|Digging potatoes on Wednesday morning.