Our Story

Located on the A3071 in West Cornwall near St Just-in-Penwith and overlooking the sea, Bosavern Community Farm is run by Bosavern Community Enterprises Ltd, a not-for-profit Social Benefit Society.

See an overview of our farm at https://online.fliphtml5.com/kakjx/xlzp/#p=16

Our Farm Aims are:

  1. To produce and sell local and sustainable food
  2. To provide community access to land
  3. To provide a welcoming space and opportunities for people to come together and learn about growing food, regenerative agriculture, conservation and healthy, sustainable living



  • CEVAS Accreditation achieved for educational visits
  • Spring Open Day held on the Sunday before the Easter weekend
  • Tractor training, First Aid and Fire Safety Training renewed, defibrillator secured
  • Completed 23/24 planting season
  • over 700 mixed hedgerow tree saplings (some grown ourselves, others funded by Woodland Trust & Forest For Cornwall) and 10 fruit trees (private donor)


  • Brushcutter Training, Safeguarding Training and DBS checks completed
  • Achieved Community Hub Status (with support from Volunteer Cornwall)
  • 1 Memory Cafe group, 1 Home Ed group, 1 scout group, 3 primary schools, 3 secondary school visits hosted including one SEND group visiting weekly
  • Royal Horticultural Society – Outstanding Award
  • Permaculture courses began in partnership with WEA
  • Placements delivered via Learn Your Way, Mounts Bay Academy and Penwith College
  • Harvest Open Day, 1st Sunday in Oct
  • Plunkett Foundation – National winner of the Training & Employment category
  • Rainwater harvesting system installed Summer (funded by PLP & SWW)
  • Bioblitz wildlife survey undertaken in partnership with PLP
  • Speaker at the Cornwall Sustainable Food Summit
  • Finalist in the South West Farmer Awards
  • Registered for Tempo Time Credits
  • Fire safety equipment upgraded
  • Winner – South West In Bloom – regional ‘In My Neighbourhood’ category
  • Spring Open Day
  • Sunday before the Easter weekend
  • Wildflower Propagation and small Tree Nursery began Spring (with support from PLP)


  • Completed the EU-funded, award-winning Bosavern Training & Work Experience Project (aka GEP) 2020-2022 assisting over 40 unemployed adults with confidence, skills, training and employment
  • Drainage added to allotments field


  • Winner of the St Just Town Council Community Group Award
  • Rabbit proof fencing added to allotments field & fencing for shelter added to Market Garden
  • Cornwall Sustainability Awards – Highly Commended


  • Cornwall Sustainability Awards – Winner


  • Purchase of the Farm by Bosavern Community Enterprises Ltd (BCEnts) financed by a substantial grant from Local Food Lottery (Big Lottery Fund) , a Community Share Offer and a loan from a local benefactor.


  • Cornwall Council decided to sell the farm and buildings, some visionary members of the local community rallied others.


  • Members of the community teamed up to lease the farm from Cornwall Council and began growing vegetables on the farm.


  • The farm was originally used as a training farm to encourage new farmers into agriculture at the end of WW1

What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?

Head Grower, Hugh at Bosavern Community Farm tells us what he likes about community supported agriculture

Interview of two Bosavern Community Farm volunteers by Coast FM


Ian, a BCFC Trustee and former volunteer at Bosavern Community Farm, tells us why CSA farming is so important

Part of a Global Movement

There are many community-owned farms, orchards and gardens sprouting up locally, nationally and internationally and we are proud to be a part of this regenerative movement. We collaborate with other growing projects, regenerative farms and Market Gardeners in Cornwall and we belong to a number of national and international networks:

Community Supported Agriculture https://communitysupportedagriculture.org.uk/

WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) https://wwoof.org.uk/en/host/34744

Better Food Traders https://betterfoodtraders.org/find-a-better-food-trader/

Social Farms and Gardens https://www.farmgarden.org.uk/org/public-profile/47171