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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Please contact us if you would like a weekly or fortnightly box of seasonal vegetables. You can also add our eggs, Treen farm organic milk and Vicky’s bread to your order. Give us a ring on 01736 788454 to order yours.

During January we have dug up some delicious carrots and parsnips and potatoes, as well as pak choi, salad leaves, watercress and celery from our polytunnels and black winter radish. We have also been supplementing our own produce with locally grown, organic cabbages, kale, swede and celeriac (from Crowlas).

Here are some of our small veg boxes from January.

Bosavern Farm veg box 29 Jan

29th January 2016. Small £6 veg box – a pak choi, a head of celery (that’s the end of our celery until the autumn!), a bunch of carrots, a kilo of Valor potatoes; plus a swede and red cabbage from Cargease Organic farm near Penzance. The standard £10 veg box contained 2kg of Valor potatoes, a bunch of carrots, half a kilo of parsnips, a bag of mixed salad leaves, a lettuce, a portion of pumpkin (and that’s the last pumpkin until the autumn too!); plus a swede, red cabbage, and a bag of green curly kale from Cargease Organic farm near Penzance.

Last week's small £6 veg box contained - Valor potatoes, a bunch of carrots, a bag of spring greens, parsnips, black Spanish radish, and a cauliflower (the cauliflower was grown on an organic farm near Penzance). Last week's standard £10 veg box contained the same as the small, except with twice as many potatoes, plus a pak choi (Chinese greens), a head of celery, and a bag of watercress (our first of the year).

22nd January. The small £6 veg box contained – Valor potatoes, a bunch of carrots, a bag of spring greens, parsnips, black Spanish radish, and a cauliflower (the cauliflower was grown on an organic farm near Penzance).
The standard £10 veg box contained the same as the small, except with twice as many potatoes, plus a pak choi (Chinese greens), a head of celery, and a bag of watercress (our first of the year).

 

 

 

small veg box, 8th January 2016

 8th January 2016 – The small £6 veg box contained: Valor potatoes, a bunch of carrots, parsnips, plus a savoy cabbage, cauliflower and kale (the last three items are from an organic farm near Penzance).
The standard £10 veg box also contained a pak choi, a head of celery, and a swede.

It’s been a difficult wet and windy winter for our bees. They are currently clustered tightly in a state of semi-hibernation, but on the last dry day, activity from all 5 hives was seen, which means that so far they are all overwintering well.

We do not artificially feed our bees unless absolutely necessary, as we believe feeding sugar has all kinds of negative implications for their health and well-being. So far they are happily munching their way through the extra honey stores of their own which we leave on for them.

 

Top bar hive at Bosavern Community Farm

Top Bar Hive being renovated at Bosavern Community Farm

We have been donated a lovely top bar hive by the Cornish Black Bee Company which we will be restoring over winter ready to catch a swarm in the spring to increase our stocks.

  • Bethany, Celine, Martin and Mira
    The team of four wwoofers who helped us during hay harvest (and a lot more besides) have all left the farm over the weekend. Bethany (from Falmouth, on her third visit), Celine (from France), Martin (from Germany), and Mira (from Italy) all came to the end of their volunteering stays with us, and we thank […]
  • Veg boxes 1st September
    Standard veg box for £10 (or £11 delivered to your door) - Charlotte salad potatoes, mixed salad leaves, French beans, ring-of-fire chillies, courgette(s), pepper(s), red Russian kale, rainbow chard, leeks (from Cargease Organics), and a sprig of Vietnamese corainder.Our small veg box for £6 (or £7 delivered), contained the above minus the salad, beans, leeks, […]
  • Hay 2017
    This year was our biggest hay harvest to date, producing 1000 bales from 4 fields. We cut the 3 fields included in our Entry Level Stewardship scheme, plus a small field at the top of the farm. The fields were cut on Thursday, turned on Saturday, baled on Sunday evening, then gathered and stacked in […]

Bosavern Community Farm,

St Just,

Penzance,

Cornwall,

TR19 7RD.

01736 788454

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