Bosavern Community Farm

St Just, Cornwall. 01736 788454

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”.

Small veg box, 6th Nov 2015

Last Friday’s small veg box (£6) – a bag of mixed salad leaves, a kilo of potatoes, a head of celery, a “gem” squash, parsnip, peppers, and green chillies. The standard veg box (£10) also contained fresh coriander, tomatillos, rainbow chard and beetroot.

We’ve been so busy picking, sowing and preparing land, that October’s veg box pictures are a little late. But we think you’ll agree that October is a great time to get a veg box with all the colourful polytunnel produce, plus greens such as chard and kale and newly dug carrots and picasso potatoes. Give us a call to order a veg box on 01736 788454.

veg box, standard, 2nd oct

Standard veg box (£10) 2nd October 2015

veg box, small, 2nd oct

Small veg box (£6) 2nd October 2015

Standard veg box (£10)  with bread and eggs, 9th Oct 2015

Standard veg box (£10) with bread and eggs, 9th Oct 2015

Small veg box 9th October 2015

Small veg box (£6) 9th October 2015

veg box 18th September from Bosavern Commuity Farm with potatoes, mixed salad, tomatoes, peppers, chillies and courgette This is our small £6 veg box, proudly featuring mixed salad leaves and flowers, half a kilo of tomatoes, the first of this year’s Picasso pink-eyed potatoes, 2 peppers, 2 ring o fire chillies, and half a kilo of mixed courgettes. The £10 standard veg box had extra potatoes, plus the first of this season’s parsnips, 2 extra chillies, an extra pepper, a bulb of elephant garlic, and rainbow chard (but not the salad).

To order your veg box, please call us on 01736 788454.

 

small veg box from Bosavern Community Farm, St Just

This is the small £6 veg box from last week – the last of our Maris Peer potatoes, plus rainbow chard, courgettes, sweet peppers, tomatoes and bulb fennel. The standard £10 box had extra potatoes, plus a salad bag, cucumber, and French beans. To order yours please call us on 01736 788454.

Small £6 veg box

Maris Peer potatoes, oriental greens (great for stir fries or saag aloo) OR perpetual spinach, French beans, basil, courgettes, salad bag, rocoto chillies.

Standard £10 veg box

Maris Peer potatoes, oriental greens, cucumber, marrow, rocoto chillies, sweet peppers, salad, chard, basil, French beans.

Contents vary according to the season. Please contact the farm on 01736 788454 or vegbox.bcf@bcents.org to order your box for next week!

veg box 21st august, small

bee keeping poster

 

Due to continued demand we are running our 3rd ‘Introduction to Bee-Keeping’ course with Matt Pitt of The Cornish Black Bee Company and the bees of Bosavern Community Farm, St Just on Saturday 15th August 2015.
The day consists of a morning of theory, a short break for a shared lunch, and then an afternoon of practical hands-on experience in our apiary.

Matt is a great teacher and leads a very approachable, enjoyable class, suitable for all ages. This course is suitable for you if you are thinking of getting bees or if you are in your first season of bee-keeping and would like to understand more about your hives.

Class size is a maximum of 6 people, to ensure everyone gets the best experience. This means places are limited!

The course is weather dependent so we ask that you are available to come on the Sunday 16th August if the weather is poor on the Saturday.

We are aiming to keep the costs as low as possible to ensure that everyone that wishes to has the opportunity to learn about keeping bees, hence the bargain price of just £30.00- this price includes Personal Protective Equipment, all course materials, insurance, teas and coffees, and a £5 donation to Bosavern Community Farm.

If you would like more information or to book a place please email Nikki at the farm: info@bosaverncommunityfarm.org.uk
or call 01736 788454.

Bosavern Community Farm veg box 31st July 2015

Small (£6) veg boxes this week had potatoes (Maris Peer), chard, rocoto chillies, fresh basil, baby carrots and a bag of mixed salad leaves.

Standard (£10) boxes had all of the above, plus courgettes, broad beans and rhubarb.

To order your box, which can be collected on the farm on Friday afternoon or over the weekend, or delivered, please give us a call on 01736 788454 or email vegbox.bcf@bcents.org.

 

  • Recent work on the farm
    In between (and during!) being battered by storms wehave managed to get some things done:-Lines of mange-tout and sugar snap peas planted in a polytunnel.Kale for veg boxes harvested!All our leeks for next winter sown.Half the chicken field prepared ready to be this year's potato bed.New area tidied to become a wheelbarrow parking shed.Radishes sown […]
  • Peat-free potting compost
    We are now selling Petersfield professional-quality peat-free potting compost in the farm shop, priced at £8.70 per 40-litre sack.
  • Clem, Jun again, Riina and Louis
    Jun, in the foreground in hi-vis, picking chard for veg boxes.Clem, in front, and Riina, back left, helping to clean out a chicken shed.Louis converting an old pig shed into a plant pot store.Another four WWOOF volunteers have come and gone since I last updated this blog - Clemence from France, Jun from South Korea […]

Bosavern Community Farm,

St Just,

Penzance,

Cornwall,

TR19 7RD.

01736 788454

info@bosaverncommunity
farm.org.uk

Farm Shop

Monday - Sunday

11am - 6pm