Sunday 1st October, 10am-3pm West Farm, Tongham Road, Farnham, GU10 1PJ (please park at Packhouse and walk down the lane) As part of the national CSA Network UK Open Day 2017, we are opening our farm gates to the public for a fun filled family day out! – Come and meet our growers and volunteers – Take a tour of the vegetable fields and learn what we grow and how -Pick your own pumpkin in time for halloween – Kids farm trail – Kids crafts…Continue Reading “Farm Open Day- CSA Network UK”
Friday 25th August is the launch date for our new distribution scheme, Fresh Food Fridays. Sign up to collect your veg from 5pm every Friday at the Shepherd and Flock pub. To celebrate the launch we are hosting an evening of free local food and drink at the pub, come along and meet our growers and volunteers… or just catch up with your fellow members! More details here.
Gostrey Meadow, here Saturday June 10th, 11am-4pm.
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This year we feel the mood is right to fill a gap in Farnham by the bringing together those who share a similar ethos, whether in biodiversity, gardening, sustainable transport, local food or community projects. We hope to provide an opportunity to cross-fertilise and grow!
Please 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.
Farnham Local Food presents an evening of food and dancing with local ceilidh band Second Front.
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.Continue Reading "Join us at the FLF Barn Dance, Sat 3rd Dec"
All members and supporters are welcome at our Annual General Meeting, starting at 2pm. Come and hear the latest on the veg we’re growing this year, improvements at our Dippenhall site, progress at our new West Farm site, membership, financial challenges, outreach events and much more. *** Pizzas from 1pm. Note that we’re baking on the 9th, not the 2nd, to coincide with the AGM *** Bring anything else you’d like to share for lunch.
It’s that time of year again! Put the 5th June in your diary, clear some space in your garden and come along to Runfold with your friends. Click the image to download a printable PDF Farnham Local Food presents the Veg-Garden Summer Fete & Plant Sale Sunday 5th June 2016, 11am – 4pm Plants for sale Tea & cakes Live music Guided tours Family activities (No dogs on site please – we grow food!)
We’ve just held our annual Fête and Plant Sale – a great success. We sold pizzas, jam, sausages, veg-scrubbers, chutney and, of course, pots and pots of plants – flowers, herbs and vegetables – and beautiful hanging baskets – all looking their best on a lovely sunny day. There was tea with quantities of home-made cakes, beer and Pimms, to the accompaniment of live music. Pimms in the sunshine, with the jolliest ukulele band in the world – what more could you want? We enrolled…Continue Reading “FLF Fête 2015 – our best ever”
Farnham Local Food’s 2015 Summer Fete and Plant Sale is on Sunday 7th of June, with a wide selection of garden plants and vegetable seedlings for sale. Download a printable poster PDF 3.4MB It will be a wonderful event and there will be lots going on: * Plant stall – flowers and vegetables * Teas and cakes stall * Pizza * Morsbags * Tombola * Children’s activities – treasure hunt, tee-shirt weaving * Victorian bottle stall * Bees working in a contained hive * Beer and pimms tent * Live music Do come along!
It has been several years since we planted our willow arbour and it is sprouting wonderfully. This week we made some trimmings and weaved ourselves dreamcatchers.Continue Reading "Willow weaving and chai drinking"
October is the month when Summer produce starts to give way to more Autumnal fare. The bean and pea plants have given of their best, and are close to being consigned to the compost heap. Probably the definitive October crop is pumpkin, with its associations with Halloween.
To celebrate the pumpkin and squash crop, we held a harvesting party at our Dippenhall site on Sunday 5th October. Over 30 people turned up to pick a variety for squashes, and to enjoy the Autumn air. Unlike the previous day, when the brave harvesters were soaked through, it was a gloriously sunny day.
There was work to be done, of course. As well as picking pumpkins, the volunteers planted garlic, spread manure, tended a bonfire, and even found time to scavenge a few fallen walnuts. The reward was a plate of jacket potatoes and delicious vegetarian chilli. That was followed by a selection of cakes and biscuits, many baked by FLF members.
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Sunday 8th June saw our biggest event of the year – and it was a huge success…Continue Reading "Veg Garden Summer Fete and Plant Sale"
Retro bikes with vintage style for adults Perfect for canal path and countryside leisurely cycling. Single speed for simplicity and low maintenance Back pedal rear brake, rim type front brake Super comfy saddle Wrap-round front and rear mudguards Retro back swept handlebars Bike stand One careful owner. Will be thoroughly serviced. Near perfect condition for both. Only £500 for the two, by pledging to our Grow-a-Grower fund-raiser. By their nature the bikes are not collapsible and so any necessary transportation is by bike rack.
Grow-a-Grower Campaign 2014 Let’s transform our relationship with food You can make a difference… support our Grow-a-Grower campaign! www.crowdfunder.co.uk/grow-a-grower The cybre-sun must have been shining again today, as our tomatoes have ripened wonderfully; as of writing we’re now at £4,900, which is 98% of our target. The Grow-a-Grower campaign launched on Saturday (5th April) at our main site, Runfold. We’ll be counting down to the close of the campaign with a celebratory Tea Party this Saturday (3rd May) at 2:59pm. Tickets available from Susie or…Continue Reading
I am sure you will all agree with me that having Gavin around is a huge bonus to FLF and he has done a sterling job while Susie has been off. We look forward to seeing what new ideas he brings as he progresses with his Soil Association course.
In order to make sure we can continue to benefit from this invaluable service FLF is launching the ‘Grow a Grower‘ campaign and this will be inaugurated at our fundraising Barn DanceContinue Reading "FLF Fundraising Barn Dance – Sat. 15 March"
Come to our Harvest Festival and Annual General Meeting on 2pm on Sat. 28 September at Runfold. – Make your own Pizzas – Cake – bring & share – Apple Pressing (bring your own apples) And a bit of business to simplify our constitution so that all FLF members are automatically FLF Co-op members, too. Don’t miss this one.
We will be at the Maltings Town Show on Saturday 27th June if you fancy a chat and finding out more about our project over a cup of elderflower cordial. We shall have a couple of sewing machines on the go too if you would like to make yourself a morsbag to take home.
Thanks to everyone who joined us for tea and cakes on Sunday 7th July in Gostrey Meadows, Farnham. Hope to see you there again next year. The Claire Phoenix Band entertained us from the bandstand and the weather was glorious. As always our volunteers excelled themselves with fantastic cakes. Take a look at our Facebook page to see a selection, you will find some of the recipes on this website too.Music in the Meadow has a full summer entertainment schedule worth visiting.
Thank you to everyone who came along to our plant sale and open day. We had a wonderful time seeing so many visitors, both new and familiar faces, on site. We had a tremendous selection of plants for which we must thank all our volunteers, members and friends for carefully planting and tending. As always we had a fantastic response to the request to grow seedlings, without which days like this would not be possible. Thanks also to everyone who turned up on…Continue Reading “What a wonderful open day”
Its nearly here, beautiful fresh veg picked on the morning of the day that you collect them. First harvest is the 15th June and we want to celebrate by firing up the cob oven. This is slow food, a chance to sit around and admire the veg and catch up with friendly local foodies. It is also participative and we will need your help to keep the cob oven stoked and hot. We will provide the dough and ingredients for pizza. Donations invited. If you would…Continue Reading “NEW SEASON FIRST HARVEST”
It’s almost here! We’re getting the bunting out, baking the cakes and preparing our seedlings. Come along for a cuppa, bring the family and see what we are up to.Continue Reading "Roll up, roll up, roll up. Come and get your fair share local veg."
Make your own shopping bags and ditch some of that plastic. Come along and join us at the Maltings this Saturday. We will be upstairs in the Courtyard Kiln from 10am to 4pm. We have plenty of fabric to chose from but if you have some that you would like to use or donate to the project then bring it along. Drop in anytime; no need to book. Stay for as long or as little as suits you. Don’t know how to sew? No worries;…Continue Reading “Ditch your old plastic bags and smile, smile, smile.”
Planting seeds in the lovely warm productive factory this week has been inspiring and I’m sorting seeds this weekend 🙂 Last year we grew seedlings in the factory for the sale but this year there will not be room as we need to stock the fields. Some of you have already kindly offered to sow seeds at home. THANK YOU.
The more we have, the more we can sell.Continue Reading "Open Day and Plant Sale, Sat. 18 May"
Something a little different than harvesting/weeding/sowing …. a group of volunteers from FLF have just started making “morsbags”. We are getting together with our sewing machines and making fabric shopping bags from recycled or surplus material. We are then giving these away to help reduce the number of plastic carrier bags in use.Continue Reading "Morsbags – Mors the Merrier"
I have been kindly invited to ‘guest blog’ on this FLF site but I will keep it quite brief with just a couple of pictures sprinkled in.Continue Reading "Guest post – its a fluffy fashionable farnham foods"
High Street clothes at great reductions Monday 10th December, 7pm at Bury Court Barn For tickets call Penney on 01420 87395 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Starting at 7pm for a free glass of wine; 7.30pm fashion show. Tickets £5 With music by the Surrey Hills Ukulele Band In aid of Farnham Local Food
Many of you have asked me about the ‘Sarpo’ variety of potatoes we have been growing this year. If you follow the link below it will take you to some information about them and why I chose to grow them this year. Please comment on the flavour and cook-ability of them – it all helps. I am going to donate £10 because I would love to visit their ‘potato open day’ in North Wales. If anybody would like to join me that would be great.Continue Reading "‘Sarpo’ Potatoes – a crowd funding research project"
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Farnham Local Food will take place at the Runfold site on Sat. 20 Oct 2012 starting at 2pm. This gives an opportunity for members to combine the meeting with collecting their weekly share. Please join us! We have plenty to discuss and it is essential that we elect a Board of Directors now that we have officially become a Co-operative.Continue Reading "Annual General Meeting and Autumn Party, Sat. 20 Oct 2012"
Following up on our walk at the end of May, here is a reminder of another this week in the opposite direction: from Waverley Abbey back towards Moor Park.Continue Reading "A Tree Walk – from Waverley Abbey back towards Moor Park"
We’re under siege from the rabbits and deer;
We’re under attack from squirrels and slugs;
It could be so much worse if we were in British Columbia…Continue Reading "Pests, Predators, Grazers and Scavengers"