Shark’s Fin Melon Soup

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Sharksfin melon soupThe key ingredients are pork ribs, melon, wolfberries and red dates. The rest of the ingredients are optional, feel free to adapt or omit according to what you have in your pantry.

Serves: 2-3 Prep
Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins

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Courgette Crisis? Not here!

This winter at FLF there’s no Courgette Crisis, the new codename for a supposed nationwide shortage of green veg. If you want courgettes at this time of year they have to be flown or driven from Italy or Spain, anyway. Our members don’t expect them at this time of year. We’re used to seasonal veg and enjoy our own wonderful cabbage, flower sprouts, cauliflowers and other local veg each week.

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Final Runfold work party – moving the Old Shed

Taking down our Welcome Mosaic – we’re really going!

We’ve nearly finished! The last Work Party of the ‘Leaving Runfold’ series is this Sunday, 22 Jan, from 10am. We’ll be taking down the last shed and the shelter from the cob oven. The weather forecast looks dry and the track is squishy but passable.

Please come and help. Vince will be bringing his trailer to shift the bulky items, which need several bods to lift. Bring any of the following tools on the day: cordless screwdriver, claw hammer, lump hammer, jemmy, strong gloves, lunch / snacks.

David

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New Distribution site at Runwick Hill, Dippenhall

From January 2017 all veg distribution is from a barn behind the house of our friends George & Emma of Cupsmith Coffee at Runwick Hill, Dippenhall. For more info and a map please see this page, which is also accessible directly from About Us > How to Find Us.

David

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Runfold Take-down Work Party No.4 – the Big One

Help! We’re preparing to leave Runfold and have already taken down the polytunnels. Our next task is on Sunday 11th Dec, at Runfold – taking down the Blue Shed and the Shelter. (We’ll also need help at some point in the week following with taking materials off site.)

Work parties start at 10am and finish… whenever. Please bring lunch, if relevant, and come for as much time as you can spare – no min. or max. – with plenty of hot drinks available on site.

It’ll be a social event but with the emphasis on Action. Don’t worry if you’re not in the first flush of youth: we need ladder-stabilisers, packers and labellers besides climbers and spanner-operators. Everyone is valued. Continue reading

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Sale of Promises launched

hands_in_the_airPlease take a look at our latest Fundraising effort: the FLF Sale of Promises. Offer or bid for services or treats, with the proceeds going to FLF funds. The full list is available from the Events menu or click here.

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General Meeting: Sat. 12 Nov 2016

flf-agm-2015-smallGeneral Meeting report – with thanks to Marlies for taking the minutes and writing them up.

Report (PDF)

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FLF Accounts to March 2016

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Our annual Accounts to March 2016, as submitted to the FCA, are now available to members on this site.

David

 

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Join us at the FLF Barn Dance, Sat 3rd Dec

Farnham Local Food presents an evening of food and dancing with local ceilidh band Second Front.ceilidh-band-second-front-live

Buy your tickets online now at our Ticket Tailor event page.

All you need to enjoy a Barn Dance is comfy shoes, cool clothing and a sense of humour – all left feet are welcome however many you have! We’ll have a licence for a bar and will also be serving soft drinks.

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Mini-plums in the share? They’re Bullaces

The little plums in the share last Saturday are Britain’s wild plums, also known as Bullaces, from the hedge at West Farm. They’re related to sloes but far less sour and used to be the standard until choice plum varieties such as Victoria were introduced.

They are quite ‘dry’ (astringent) and are not great raw but really tasty stewed with Demerara or Muscovado sugar. Don’t bother trying to soak off the skins. Removing the small stones is a pain, too. I’ve a chip pan strainer that works well for removing plum stones but these little bullets go through the mesh! Ideas and inventions welcome.