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     On Saturday 1st May we held a plant sale at the farm, selling our own plants (produced by Ian before he left), and with two other local plant-producers selling their plants too. The sale ran from 10am till 1pm, outside in the farmyard, with social distancing and face-masks in place, and was a big success. […]
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    Ian, who has been volunteering on the community farm (and on other projects in the local community), has moved back up north to be nearer to family, and is already being sorely missed. Ian has put time in at the farm most days for the past seven years – watering plants, potting-on seedlings, opening polytunnels, […]
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     Sam and Sylvie packing purple sprouting broccoli.We have 98 veg boxes ordered for tomorrow, delivered all over West Penwith, containing:-£7 small box – mange-tout (or purple sprouting broccoli), cauliflower, potatoes, parsnips, salad and mixed herbs.£11 standard box – mange-tout, purple sprouting broccoli, cauliflower, potatoes, parsnips, salad, mixed herbs, spring greens, and chard.
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    April is a month renowned for wet weather, but we have just endured the third dry April in a row. In spring in 2019 we had 10 weeks without rain, 2020 was 4 weeks, and we have now in 2021 come to the end of 5 weeks without rain. Maybe dry springs are the new […]
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    We are now definitely in the Hungry Gap, so our boxes this week contain the usual assortment of chard, spring greens (including tender stems and tips), "oriental greens" (polytunnel brassicas), cauliflowers, purple sprouting broccoli, mixed herbs (coriander, parsley, oregano and fennel), potatoes, dried chillies, and salad leaves. Next week there will be parsnips, and we […]
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    On Saturday we ripped out several lines of bolted brassica winter salad crops from Nigel polytunnel, and planted 150 Passandra cucumber vines. Planting cucumbers is a sign that spring is definitely here, and harvesting the first ones (usually towards the end of May) is a major sign that the Hungry Gap is drawing to a […]
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    Harry, from London, has WWOOFed with us for 3 weeks, and will be heading back home tomorrow. Thank you Harry for coming and helping on the farm.Harry hoeing weeds in Nigel polytunnel, with a small team planting cucumbers beyond.
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    One of our long-term WWOOFers left this week, after three and a half months volunteering on the farm – Jenny, from Bristol, has moved to a nearby campsite and we hope to see her back as a day volunteer very soon! Many thanks Jenny for all your help through Lockdown 3.Jenny stringing up tomato vines […]
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    Last week Giles Rickard from Westcountry Rivers Trust and our very own Board Member Holly Whitelaw delivered inspiring talks to our trainees on soil health and the impact this has upon human health; food production; water resources; the wider ecosystem and climate. Bosaverntraining & Work Experience is a project for unemployed adults. For details of how […]
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     Guy and Jo Clegg came to the farm yesterday and donated piles of plant pots, seed trays, crates, tools, and assorted horticultural equipment – many thanks! Guy and Jo were tenants at the farm for ten years, and were the last occupants before it became a community farm in 2010. They converted the farm to […]