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CSA Winner 2015

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

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Landscape painting by Jane Sand

Join us for a Landscape Painting workshop at Bosavern Community Farm led by local artist – Jane Sand on Thursday 17th November.

The workshop will take place from 10.30am – 3.30pm and only costs £5.00 plus a contribution for refreshments & materials.

Everyone is welcome, including absolute beginners.

To book a place please contact Sonja on 01736 785 773 or text Jane on  07790 512 787.

Standard (£10) veg box - new potatoes, broad beans, courgettes, rhubarb, herb fennel, red Russian kale, chard, fresh coriander, and a head of wet garlic.

24th June 2016. Standard (£10) veg box – new potatoes, broad beans, courgettes, rhubarb, herb fennel, red Russian kale, chard, fresh coriander, and a head of wet garlic.

Small (£6) veg box - our own new potatoes, the first broad beans of the season, rainbow chard, rhubarb, herb fennel, and organic courgettes from Crowlas.

24th June. Small (£6) veg box – our own new potatoes, the first broad beans of the season, rainbow chard, rhubarb, herb fennel, and organic courgettes from Crowlas.

Standard (£10) veg box - red Russian kale, resh basil, chard, "crystal lemon" cucumber, rhubarb, fresh coriander, organic courgettes from Crowals, organic new potatoes and cauliflower from Cockwells.

17th June 2016. Standard (£10) veg box – red Russian kale, fresh basil, chard, “crystal lemon” cucumber, rhubarb, fresh coriander, organic courgettes from Crowals, organic new potatoes and cauliflower from Cockwells.

Small (£6) veg box - sugar snap peas, red Russian kale, rhubarb, cucumber, organic courgettes from Crowlas, organic new potatoes (Colleen) from Cockwells.

10th June 2016. Small (£6) veg box – sugar snap peas, red Russian kale, rhubarb, cucumber, organic courgettes from Crowlas, organic new potatoes (Colleen) from Cockwells.

Standard (£10) veg box - cauliflower, fresh basil, red Russian kale, radishes, salad leaves, cucumber, courgettes, sugar snap peas, and rhubarb.

10th June 2016. Standard (£10) veg box – cauliflower, fresh basil, red Russian kale, radishes, salad leaves, cucumber, courgettes, sugar snap peas, and rhubarb.

3 June 2016. Our small (£6) veg box contained a cauliflower, 1kg of Valor potatoes, 200g red Russian kale, 200g chard, 3 courgettes, and a cucumber. The standard (£10) veg box contained a cauliflower, 2kg of Valor potatoes, 200g red Russian kale, 200g chard, 3 courgettes, a cucumber, 50g fresh basil, 100g mixed salad leaves, and 150g sugar snap peas. To order your box please email us on vegbox.bcf@bcents.org

3 June 2016. Our small (£6) veg box contained a cauliflower, 1kg of Valor potatoes, 200g red Russian kale, 200g chard, 3 courgettes, and a cucumber.
The standard (£10) veg box contained a cauliflower, 2kg of Valor potatoes, 200g red Russian kale, 200g chard, 3 courgettes, a cucumber, 50g fresh basil, 100g mixed salad leaves, and 150g sugar snap peas.
To order your box please email us on vegbox.bcf@bcents.org

A beautiful warm, sunny afternoon – the first day of spring has finally arrived and we are so happy that 5 out of 5 colonies have made it through winter. We attribute this high percentage to our ‘bee centered’ approach to bee keeping – we left each hive with a super (box) of their own honey for them to eat during cold winter days when forage is rare and conditions are too cold to fly in.

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Many bee keepers, however, take all the honey then feed the bees sugar. We believe this is detrimental to the health of the bees, it’s like us working hard all year growing and harvesting loads of lovely organic veg then someone coming along and taking it all and replacing it with a winter’s supply of baked beans. I imagine we would be pretty sick come the end of winter too…

bee with orange pollen on its legs on the outside of a beehive

Note the colours of pollen coming into the hives in the photos. Judging by the little that is blooming at the moment, the orange is likely to be dandelion and the yellow from our willow – both of which are important early food sources.

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Bees entering bee hive at Bosavern Community Farm

Update by Nikki

  • Mooli / daikon pickle recipe
    Quick takuan pickle recipeThis has been copied straight from an article entitled “Marvellous mooli, delicious daikon” in “The Organic Grower” magazine of winter 2018 (issue 45). We’ve not tried it yet but will do this week…*Ingredients500g daikon radish1 tablespoon salt100g sugar100ml water100ml rice vinegar1 tablespoon sake (optional)MethodPeel and slice the daikon into 5mm thick pieces.Sprinkle […]
  • Sowing seeds
    A new year, and a new growing season beckons. We don't get much of a winter break here at the end of Cornwall! So on the first Saturday of January we powered up the hot bed and sowed our sweet pepper, chilli pepper, and aubergines crops. This year we dug out the heating cable, cleaned […]
  • New raised beds
    Last spring we dug seven permanent raised beds in the market garden, and such was the quality and value of the crops they produced (amazing black Tuscan kale, excellent broad beans, some big pumpkins, but disastrous onion transplants which dried out due to the lowered water table - a lesson learnt) that we have just […]

Bosavern Community Farm,

St Just,

Penzance,

Cornwall,

TR19 7RD.

01736 788454

info@bosaverncommunity
farm.org.uk

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Monday - Sunday

11am - 6pm