A kestrel hunting over the tussocks of Home Field – we see this kestrel most days.An adder in the market garden, only the second time one has been seen on the farm in ten years.Orange-tip butterfly in the Propagation Station polytunnel.
Although things have calmed down a little in recent weeks, the community farm is still very busy, in the packing shed and the farm shop. Weekly veg box numbers have dropped from around 155 to around 145, and at this the leanest time of year we are struggling – but so far managing – to […]
Adrien today left the farm for a second time. He volunteered with us for 9 months up until last summer, then returned in March for a social visit, before being stuck with us for 2 months due to the coronavirus lockdown! We are very very grateful for his help during this difficult time, he has […]
As part of our rotation system, every two years the chickens move field, which involves dragging their sheds (with the chickens inside) from one field to another through some very narrow gateways. Kieron Williams helped us for the second time running, and he's getting quite good at it! Our tractor is only strong enough to […]
Last night would have been our annual Beltane celebration and community get-together at the farm. But not this year, cancelled like most other things due to Covid-19. So here are some photos from Beltanes past to cheer us up.2011201220132014201520162019The two missing years are because I wasn't there, but there was still Beltane on the farm. […]
We have had a delivery of Petersfield Peat-Free Supreme potting compost, which is the best peat-free compost we've found, and what all the plants we raise to grow or sell are started off in. Sacks are available in the shop at £8.70 (as well as seeds and plants – herbs, bee-friendly flowers, tomatoes and courgettes).
Bosavern Community Farm has now been here, in physical form, for TEN YEARS! In April 2010 a small group of local-food enthusiasts were given an 18-month lease of an empty farm by Cornwall Council. So much has happened since then. We are still here, and even more necessary during these strange times. We have had […]
With thanks to Ian we now have plenty of herb, tomato and bee-friendly plants for sale outside the farm shop. All have been grown by us from seed using peat-free compost. Herbs (basil, mint, parsley, chervil, dill, sage, lavender, savoury, hyssop etc) are £1, tomatoes (red alert, sungold, black Russian, subarctic plenty) are £1.50, and […]
We brought 75 point-of-lay hens to the farm on Wednesday 8th April, to bring our flock number over 400 for the first time. With the amount of veg box orders and shop customers we have at the moment we could use some extra eggs!This is the first year that we have not offered our old […]