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News From The Farm: June 2018

News From The Farm: June 2018

Still growing strong ...

We’re celebrating seven successful years. What better time to acknowledge the wonderful people who’ve supported; from the original 500 shareholders, to those who purchase our products. Thanks also to our volunteers and to those who attended our many events. We couldn’t have done it without you, as Managing Director, Ped Asgarian, explains… 

 

I regularly put in a shift at our Organic Farm Shop in Bath. Meeting customers face-to-face is important. Green Park Station is a thriving city spot, and I enjoy the buzz and banter of the place. Increasing numbers of households are moving away from the big supermarket shop, preferring instead to support local businesses like The Community Farm. And I take great satisfaction in the fact people pass the neighbouring Sainsbury’s to get to us!

Customers in Bath clearly value our presence, and our products. They love our organic offer, sold by staff who are knowledgeable and passionate about food, and the planet. They seek-out fresh, seasonal produce that’s packed with flavour, not pesticides. The same is true of our box customers of course, who appreciate the convenience of having 100% organic, ethically-sourced goods, delivered direct to their door.

In addition to our permanent premises in Bath, we’ve a regular market stall at Southmead Hospital, and a weigh-and-pay veg shed on-site in Chew Magna, conveniently open from 8am-10pm daily. We’ve come a long way, and we’re still growing.

Our 15-acre plot now has four polytunnels, affectionately named Tom, Dick, Harry and Eve. They’re full of foliage, as our tomato, chilli, cucumber and bean plantings thrive in June’s warmth. Also rising from the earth is our timber-framed Roundhouse. Once completed, it will provide an extra meeting space to our yurt, so we can host even more cookery sessions, volunteering events, school visits, third party organisations, wellbeing and wildlife workshops and corporate days out. Around 1,000 people visited us last year. It’s at the heart of what we do.

When people buy from The Farm, it has a significant ripple effect. It means we can fund valuable community activities and pay fair prices to our producers. It also supports the wider organic movement, nature-friendly farming, and the environment. We thank our customers for the part they’ve played in our journey so far - and look forward to a bright future, where we continue to grow, together.”

Ped Asgarian

Managing Director
 

Salad boxes are back!

From July our popular salad box will be available again to order online, packed with in-season, organic delights including lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber – picked fresh from our fields. Salad boxes help lighten up your meals and give you the chance to get creative with salads, coleslaws, and side dishes.
Customers who have a salad box on repeat order will find they resume automatically. If you’re new to The Community Farm, why not kick-start your summer with healthy habits. Try a delicious salad box today! Pure sunshine on a plate …

Coming soon …

Join us on the fields this summer. We’ve lots planned. Check-out our events listings for the latest.www.thecommunityfarm.co.uk/events
Fermenting workshop          June 30
Community Farmer Days     July 7 and 21
Moth Monitoring                   July 21
Roundhouse build                See our events pages for new dates!

Do we deliver to you?

We deliver to Bristol, Bath, Chew Valley, Weston-Super-Mare, Frome and plenty of places in-between!