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     We were very excited to find this beautiful eyed hawk moth in one of our polytunnels the other day.
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     The first cucumbers of the season are slowly starting to appear in the farm shop, just a couple a day as they get going, but there will be more and more over the coming weeks. We nearly always manage to get cucumbers towards the end of May, and this for us signals the beginning of […]
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    For the second week running the only produce we could source to buy in was organic potatoes, so the rest of the contents for 101 veg boxes was harvested by us from the farm over 2 days, showing that we are slowly starting to climb out of the depths of the Hungry Gap.Our first crop […]
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     https://www.bosaverncommunityfarm.org.uk/recipes/Follow the above link to find our new video on our website – cooking a Bosavern Tagine, and picking and packing veg for veg boxes.Many thanks to Florence Browne for this delightful short film.
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    We find ourselves in the darkest recesses of the Hungry Gap, where even our local producers can't help us out with any veg, and the only Britich organic veg on offer from the national wholesaler that we buy from is potatoes. Thankfully last Friday we managed to pull 100 veg boxes out of the bag, […]
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     Bea and Heather getting stuck in to the first bed last Friday.We have begun to tame our permanent outdoor raised beds after a productive winter of kale, spring greens, and purple sprouting broccoli. As part of our crop rotation the beds will have no brassicas in them this year, so will mainly be filled with […]
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    A pair of robins nested in a crate in our Propagation Station polytunnel, and last week all the chicks fledged, leaving us with just an empty nest and memories of the sounds they made when a parent flew in to feed them.Robin chicks in their nest in our polytunnel.This week's empty nest…
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    One of our local volunteers, Nick, who was on furlough, has now had to go back to work. Nick helped at the farm five days per week for much of the past year, and became an "honorary wwoofer", even joining the farmhouse bubble for several months, and spending Christmas Day with us. Luckily he has […]
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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, […]