Founded in 2008, Farnham Local Food is a community-run local agriculture project supported almost entirely by volunteer labour. It was felt there was a need, and a niche, for the kind of lifestyle that maintained a healthier attitude towards fresh produce and the production behind it, and so the project was started. If you answer yes to any of these questions, Farnham Local Food could be just what you’re looking for:
- Would you like to grow your own veg but don’t have the time/ability/space, or don’t have access to an allotment?
- Are you concerned for the environment and your carbon footprint, and looking for food that has been produced sustainably; working with nature not against it?
- Would you like to shorten the chain between grower and consumer, and take back ownership of the food system?
- Are you looking to feel more integrated into a community, and meet new people?
- Would you like the opportunity to get outside more, and re-connect with the land?
We currently have land at Runfold and Dippenhall. Our aim is to provide fresh, locally grown vegetables for people in and around the Farnham, Surrey area.
Here’s some of the things we are proud of:
- We care about the environment and are proud that our produce has virtually no food miles, which means we are doing our bit to preserve our planet.
- Our vegetables are the freshest in town, usually being picked on the same day they are collected.
- Same-day freshness guarantees that our veg maintain valuable nutrients which are lost in mass produced supermarket veg that has travelled for miles to reach your table.
- Freshness equals taste – the fresher the veg the tastier they are.
- We aim to maintain a fair comparison price with the supermarket’s organically grown produce. See an example comparison here.
- Although not certified organic, we use organic practices to grow our veg which means everything is free of pesticides.
- We are a community group that is run almost entirely by volunteers. Anyone who joins has the opportunity to actively help out with the scheme. See our Volunteer page for more. We have many volunteers who help and they do so for different reasons: to teach their children about how food gets on the table, to learn about growing veg for themselves, to feel part of a community, to make friends and much more.
- Local and national businesses and charities have supported us over the years, for which we are hugely grateful. Find out more about our sponsors, supporters and donors.
We currently have spaces within our scheme if you would like to receive our produce weekly. There are a three different sizes of share available at very competitive prices, please refer to our Types of Membership page for more information.
If you think FLF is something you may enjoy being part of then come along and see us. All ages, all abilities; everyone is welcome. We hope to see you there!
Please contact us if you are interested in joining.