FLF Accounts to March 2016


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



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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.

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Chard Recipes Wanted

flf-july-043-1280x960-300x225Can anyone offer some inspiring ideas for recipes using chard? We are rather short on the recipe page and more than one person has asked about chard recipes. One member said she used it for pesto but I never got her to spell out the detail of whether she steamed, hot soaked or used it raw, and what else she added (sorry I don’t know you name). I hope you’ll fill me in!
So with many shares of chard to come please write a recipe or comment on our web site!
(Other good veg recipes you’ve tried are welcome too).


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AGM 2016 Report

Our Annual General Meeting was held on the 9th July 2016 at the Runfold site. Here are the official Minutes from Marlies.

FLF AGM 2016-07-09

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This weeks share – 16th July 2016

The Standard share this week: 16 July 2016

The Standard share this week: 16 July 2016

Lindsay and the team of harvesters have done a great job again today of putting together another lovely share!

With beetroot back in the ‘box’, more french beans than you could shake a bamboo cane at, broad beans, a delightful looking mixed salad bag (complete with edible flowers), a healthy helping of basil (over 200g), loads of calabrese (broccoli), cucumbers, courgettes and black currents (in addition to the bought in, locally grown new potatoes). With a standard share still working out at £11.50 a week, and everything grown to organic principles, we are certainly giving the supermarkets a run for their money!

The week before last Gerri kindly did a price comparison of our standard share against what she could find on the supermarkets’ websites. We came out much, much cheaper, with the supermarket equivalent working out costing nearly half as much again! I think that some people are under the impression that obtaining their weekly vegetables via Farnham Local food is less cost effective than the supermarkets. Thank you Gerri for dispelling this myth. Continue reading

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Lloyds Bank ‘Give & Gain Day’ clears the way for visitors to Dippenhall

Outdoor weeding at Dippenhall

We had an excellent day on Friday is glorious weather, helping prepare our Dippenhall site to become the veg distribution hub for our activities after we move from Runfold. Continue reading

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Our AGM 2016 – Sat 9th July at Runfold

AGM 2013 smallAll 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.

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How to Grow Seedlings for the Plant Stall at the Fete

Seedlings in plug trays


Peppy has produced some last-minute advice for our seedling-growers. Click the links below to download the Letter and Instructions.

Letter for plant bonanza on June 5th

Seedling instructions – sowing plan 2016

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Summer Fete and Plant Sale

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!)