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Joint winners of the Cornwall Sustainability Awards 2015 in the category “Best Contribution to a Sustainable Food Economy – From Nature to Plate”.

Monthly Archives: February 2016

Throughout our exciting project to create a Community Bee Garden and Bee Ed-Shed at Bosavern Community Farm there will be  events, meetings, talks, and of course lots of fun activities and outdoors work- we hope you will join us!

Keep up to date with our progress by:

…or best of all by coming to the farm to get involved. Contact Nikki for more information on 01736 788454 or email info@bosaverncommunityfarm.org.uk.

With the farm waterlogged and polytunnels being battered by the repeated high winds, we’re still out in all weathers harvesting veg, and the polytunnels are really helpful at this time of year, allowing us to get an early start on sowing tomatoes, aubergines and peppers as well as sheltering crops such as green sprouting broccoli and our mixed salad leaves. Call 01736 788454 to order your box.

Here are the veg boxes from February so far:

This was the small £6 veg box of Friday 5th February - 1.5kg of Sarpo Mira potatoes, 0.5kg of parsnips, a head of Chinese cabbage (the first time we've grown these, and they have been successful enough in the polytunnels over winter that we'll continue with them), a lettuce; plus some curly kale and a celeriac from a local organic farm. The standard £10 veg box contained 2kg of Sarpo Mira potatoes, 0.5kg of parsnips, a head of Chinese cabbage, a bunch of carrots, 5 dried chillies, a bag of spring greens, and 100g of watercress; plus a cauliflower and a celeriac from a local organic farm.

Friday 5th February 2016. Small £6 veg box  – 1.5kg of Sarpo Mira potatoes, 0.5kg of parsnips, a head of Chinese cabbage (the first time we’ve grown these), a lettuce; plus some curly kale and a celeriac from a local organic farm.
The standard £10 veg box contained 2kg of Sarpo Mira potatoes, 0.5kg of parsnips, a head of Chinese cabbage, a bunch of carrots, 5 dried chillies, a bag of spring greens, and 100g of watercress; plus a cauliflower and a celeriac from a local organic farm.

This week's small £6 veg box contains a bag of mixed salad leaves, a kilo of Sarpo Mira potatoes, half a kilo of black Spanish radish (delicious grated for coleslaw), pak choi, a bunch of carrots; and a savoy cabbage (grown organically near Penzance). The standard £10 veg box also contains half a kilo of parsnips, an extra kilo of potatoes; and a swede and bag of curly kale (grown organically near Penzance).

Friday 12th February  This week’s small £6 veg box contains a bag of mixed salad leaves, a kilo of Sarpo Mira potatoes, half a kilo of black Spanish radish (delicious grated for coleslaw), pak choi, a bunch of carrots; and a savoy cabbage (grown organically near Penzance).
The standard £10 veg box also contains half a kilo of parsnips, an extra kilo of potatoes; and a swede and bag of curly kale (grown organically near Penzance).

This is today's small £6 veg box, which contains a headed lettuce ("marvel of four seasons"), potatoes ("sarpo mira"), red cabbage, celeriac, parsnip ("tender and true"), and oriental greens. Today's standard £10 box contains all the above, with mixed salad leaves instead of lettuce, with extra potatoes, extra parsnips, curly kale and beetroots.

Friday 19th February 2016 This is today’s small £6 veg box, which contains a headed lettuce (“marvel of four seasons”), potatoes (“sarpo mira”), red cabbage*, celeriac*, parsnip (“tender and true”), and oriental greens.
Today’s standard £10 box contains all the above, with mixed salad leaves instead of lettuce, with extra potatoes, extra parsnips, curly kale* and beetroots.

This is a photo of today's small £6 veg box - curly kale, white cabbage, dried chillies, salad leaves, oriental greens, and potatoes. Today's standard £10 veg box contained - potatoes, parsnips, oriental greens, Brussels sprouts, dried chillies, white cabbage, curly kale, and swede. We always have opportunities for new veg box customers, so please get in touch with us today to order yours!

Friday 26th February 2016 This is a photo of today’s small £6 veg box – curly kale*, white cabbage*, dried chillies, salad leaves, oriental greens, and potatoes.
Today’s standard £10 veg box contained – potatoes, parsnips, oriental greens, Brussels sprouts, dried chillies, white cabbage*, curly kale*, and swede*.

Items marked * are organically grown near Penzance, all other items are grown on Bosavern Community Farm.

Thanks to funding from Grow Wild at Kew Gardens, we’re going to be building an Education Apiary and Bee-Ed-Shed at Bosavern Community Farm in 2016. This will include an observation hive so that visitors, school groups and budding bee-keepers can take a look inside a working bee hive to watch these fascinating and important insects at work.

Grow WIld logo with hand and seed

We will be creating a bee garden behind our barn to encourage, shelter, and nurture these important pollinators.

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We’ll soon be posting more news about how you can get involved. If you or your school or youth group would like to help us with creating the garden, please contact Nikki at the farm (01736 788454).

Grow Wild and Kew Gardens branding

  • Grapes
    Our first ever grapes are now available in the farm shop, priced at £5 per kilo. They are green seedless "Nimrod" produced by two vines generously donated to the farm by Joan Fisher three years ago.Grapes on our vines in the Mothership.Grapes for sale at St. Just farmers' and craft market on Saturday.
  • Rain!
    After two months of drought the rain finally came on Friday evening, to our great relief. We'd sown beetroot, chard, carrots, salads and turnips, as well as planting out pumpkins, courgettes, leeks, and dwarf French beans in the hope that it would, having already delayed for longer than we'd like.... We've never known a dry […]
  • Golden-ringed dragonfly
    At the end of June we spotted a golden-ringed dragonfly in one of the herb gardens planted by school groups last year. The female golden-ringed dragonfly is the UK's longest dragonfly.https://www.british-dragonflies.org.uk/species/golden-ringed-dragonfly

Bosavern Community Farm,

St Just,

Penzance,

Cornwall,

TR19 7RD.

01736 788454

info@bosaverncommunity
farm.org.uk

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