Our small but developing organic market garden is located between Malvern and Worcester. We are part of an organisation called The Fold, a not for profit community interest company set up to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, the local and wider community and the planet. We do this by running enterprises that support the local economy and promote environmentally sustainable practices. The Fold is a lively and diverse organisation and includes a farm shop, a café, craft businesses, a therapy centre, yoga classes, monthly markets, and more! Please visit the website www.thefold.org.uk for more information.
The market garden, which is certified organic by the Soil Association, includes nearly an acre of no-dig raised beds, ⅓ acre of polytunnels and a new field of which ¾ acre is currently under cultivation. We plan to bring more of the land into production in future seasons. The market garden sells to an on-site farm shop, on-site café, small veg box scheme, monthly markets and wholesales to some local restaurants and shops. We hope to transition to being a CSA over the next few years.
The Fold Farm is also a venue for a Care Farm, where three days a week participants with various additional needs spend therapeutic time on the farm with a dedicated care farm manager. We also host regular volunteers (local and residential).