Monday, March 25, 2024

Spring Open Day

Yesterday was our spring open day, with the main theme being "getting yourself ready for the growing season".... Despite the waterlogged fields preventing any car-parking at the farm itself, lots of people made the journey down from St. Just on foot, so the day was well-attended and a great success.

Our pop-up cafe in the farmyard - tea, coffee, cakes, soup, chilli, homity pies, green salad, coleslaw etc...

Cheese and olive stall.

Cornwall Wildlife Trust information stall.

Jam and preserves stall.

Joe with his foot-powered treadle lathe for green woodworking.

Kate on the farm's wildflower plants stall, with Marie on the National Trust information stall behind.

Lunchtime in the farmyard.

Nick's carved wooden spoons.

Andy with his upcycled planters and garden plants.

Plate garden workshop.

Sustrans and their bicycle repair shop.

Terry talking trees as part of the one-hour farm tour (centred on the market garden).

Tom with his scything demonstration (there will be a full day workshop later in the year).

Victor's tool-sharpening station (Oliver had another tool sharpening station in our workshop).

There was plenty of other stuff happening too (raffle, seed swap, farm shop etc..) but this is what I managed to photograph on the day. A HUGE thank you to all our volunteers who made the day such a success!

Recent WWOOFers

Many thanks to our volunteers from World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms who come from all over the world to further their knowledge of regenerative agriculture here at Bosavern Community Farm. The following three WWOOFers have all left recently having come to the ends of their stays with us.

Ana, helping to clean out the chicken sheds last Wednesday afternoon.

Jamie, digging out nettle roots before planting onion sets, on the market garden.

Laura (on the right) with Jojo (who is still here), harvesting nettles in Home Field.

Monday, March 11, 2024

True Foxes

One of our favourite bands filmed the video for their latest song "Higher" here on the community farm last month - please watch it by clicking on the link below.

You can also reach this video via their own website and scrolling down to Higher.

Thursday, March 7, 2024

St. Pirran's Day gold award


Our lovely shop window display for St. Pirran's Day (see earlier post) won gold award for a small window!!! Well done to the artistic team who created the display.

Tomorrow's veg boxes

Watercress harvest in Valentine polytunnel.

We have almost finished packing tomorrow's 83 veg boxes and 3 restaurant orders. Tomorrow morning we need to pick and pack 10kg of salad leaves and then we can deliver them all. They will contain:-

standard veg box (£13.50) - 1.5kg potatoes, a cauliflower, a white cabbage, watercress, salad leaves, 2 dried chillies, a wet elephant garlic, mixed herbs, and kale;

small veg box (£8.50) - 1kg potatoes, a cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, 2 dried chillies, watercress, and salad leaves.

Please sign up to our not-for-profit veg box scheme by completing the on-line form on our website, many thanks.