We are developing a network of local growing spaces collectively known as 'the Patchwork Farm'. We run a weekly stall at the Food Market, where we sell and swap fruit, vegetables and herbs from our community growing spaces , from local gardens that we manage on a landshare basis and from local growers who have a glut of produce. We also supply local food producers and restaurants.
We are doing this to increase the amount of food grown and sold locally as this is better for the environment, cheaper, healthier and makes us more resilient. It also reduces food waste created by gluts.
Please come and join us! There are several ways you can get involved:
VOLUNTEER IN ONE OF OUR COMMUNITY GARDENS: Our community gardens are looking for volunteers now! If you are green fingered or a novice, we can always use your help. St Johns and the Edible Garden are both actively seeking volunteers, read more about our community gardens.
GROW AND SELL: If you grow or produce local food and would like to sell, swap or donate it, bring it to the stall on a Saturday or email us.
SHARE YOUR LAND: If you have a garden or piece of land that isn't being used, we'll make it productive and share the produce with you. If you have a space you’d like to share, please email us.
BECOME A FRIDAY FARMER: Every Friday we harvest produce from our growing spaces ready for the market on Saturday, and sow and plant new crops. If you’re an experienced gardener or interested in becoming one, please email us.
HELP OUT ON THE STALL: Our Patchwork Farm stall takes place from 10am-3pm each Saturday at the Food Market. We need volunteers for the morning shift – 9.30-12.30 – and the afternoon shift – 12.30-3.30. If you’d like to help out, please email us.
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