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…Continue Reading “Final Runfold work party – moving the Old Shed”

You’ve probably heard that our ‘Grow-a-Grower’ crowd-funding campaign was a huge success. What a fantastic feeling! We are over the moon. To all the backers, Thank you! You have pledged to our vision. You have invested in a great project that makes a difference to the community and will now be growing even more. We’ll be in touch soon to get you your rewards. So here we grow: the training of our apprentice as a certified organic grower at the Soil Association is funded and…Continue Reading “We did it!!”

We made a good start on the new polytunnel last Saturday and are nearly ready for the fun bit: actually putting the hoops up and making it look less like Steptoe’s Yard. Come and join us for the build, part 2 this Friday 2nd anytime from 17:30. Bring some of: Socket set (esp. 8mm & 13mm) 6mm HSS drill bit Adjustable spanners Cordless or corded drill / screwdriver, especially large-chuck types that can take an 8mm and/or 13mm socket. Food! Marker pen Let David know…Continue Reading “Polytunnel build, part 2 – Friday evening”

Garlic (ours) Carrots (ours) Salad Leaves – mainly rocket (ours) Spinach (Organic, from Southampton) Swede (Organic, UK) Red Cabbage (Organic, UK) Potatoes (Country Market, Kingsley) There will be new recipes posted on website this week. Please collect your share of vegetables between 1 – 4pm. Disclaimer: The actual share may differ from this due to circumstances beyond our control affecting availability. In the field this weekend Pizza! Cob Oven: manned by Robert and Duncan this week. Sausages from Furney Copse Farm: pre-order by emailing enquires…Continue Reading “In your Share this week – 19 April 2014”

Welcome to the new and shiny year-round FLF! Before we start with our first harvest this Saturday I need to get some admin out of the way. I am assuming you are continuing with FLF with the share size unchanged. We are now offering 3 different payment plans: to pay by monthly instalments, to pre-pay 6 months (we’ll give you 1 week free veg as a discount), or to pre-pay 12 months (we’ll give you 2 weeks free veg as a discount). Once you have decided…Continue Reading “New payment plans for 2014”

Dear FLF Member, advice

2013 has been a great year for us and for our vegetables! New members, more sunshine and loads of great tasting vegetables that we trust you all enjoyed.

We are now eagerly looking ahead to 2014 and making preparations for another good year. To help Susie in the field and enable FLF to stay sustainable we have decided it is necessary to take on more paid help so we are delighted to be able to welcome Gavin to FLF. We are a host farm for Gavin whilst he undertakes a Soil Association apprenticeship, training to become an organic grower. To be able to pay his small salary we need to sell more vegetables.

Year-Round VegYear-Round Veg

Following your support at our AGM and subsequent discussions by the Board, we will now be supplying veg all year round. If, as expected, we cannot grow enough crops ourselves, we will buy in from suppliers who match our twin principles of being “As Organic as Possible” and “As Local as Possible,” keeping your share size stable.

The new FLF year 2014 will start on 4 January and run right through to 20 December.

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Due to the weather, we are postponing the spud harvest until further notice. We could still go down and get them out of the ground, but the weather for the next few days is also pretty rotten, so they won’t get any sun to cure the skins, and if we leave them out for too long there’s a chance that they’ll start going green. Sorry for the last-minute notice, and thank you if you were considering coming down.

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”

It was wonderful to meet so many new people at the Maltings workshop. Thanks to all you merry baggers who joined us and to everyone who donated fabric. We were busy all day long, over 30 bags went home with their new owners and more were added to the give-away collection. Hop over to our Facebook page to see some more of the bags which were created on the day. For more information on this sociable guerrilla campaign visit the Morsbags website.

This Tuesday Evening we’re having a BBQ Work Party from 5.30pm until pumpkin time. Come for as long as you can spare. Bring something to cook on the barbecue or something already made – don’t expect to feed everyone – and we’re aiming for real food with some FLF veg. I’ll organise – we already have five booked by the end of Sat. Let me know you’re coming – 07768 452365. Last minute? No problem. We urgently need to exclude the rampant rabbits by fitting…Continue Reading “Time to put the Party back into Work Party – BBQ this Tuesday evening”

The fruits of our Mosaic Project are now on full display at the entrance to our Runfold site.

Thanks to heroic digging by Tony B., the frame legs are firmly in place and the mosaic is permanently mounted just to the side the field gate, ready to welcome members and visitors, and for the now-excluded deer to use as a scratching post while contemplating all the goodies they can no longer get to.

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