Open day events listings

CSA Network UK Open Days - September & October 2018

Events

Our CSA Network UK Farm Open Day is an opportunity for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) schemes across the country to open their doors to the general public and raise awareness about what CSA is all about. Here are some of the events taking place this year:

Bosavern Commmunity Farm

Harvest Celebration

Date: Sunday 30th September, 12-3pm

Address: On the farm

Details: Pop-up cafe, a tour of the market garden, a tour of the bee garden, and other activities to be arranged.

Brighton CSA – Fork and Dig It

Information Tent at Apple Day Festival

Date: Sunday 23rd September 11am – 5pm

Address: Stanmer Park, Brighton

Details: Come and find us at Stanmer Organics Tent where we will be discussing the importance of Community Supported Agriculture, Soil and local organic, agroecological food production. Refreshments available.

Caerhys Organic Community Agriculture (COCA CSA)

CSA Open Day

Date: Saturday 20th October 11am – 3pm

Address: Caerhys, St Davids, Pembrokeshire, Wales, SA62 6DX

Details: Farm walk and apple juicing fun on a mixed organic farm which was the first CSA established in Wales. Bring a packed lunch!

Caetan CSA

Caetan Harvest Party Weekend

Date: Saturday 15th September

Address: Gower Heritage Centre

Details:  We’re hosting workshops, music, dancing and games to celebrate our season in the fields and to raise funds for the next. Including workshops on seed saving from the Real Seed Company and more. Followed by pur Harvest party – live music, fundraising, bar and food. Camping available and more details to come! https://www.facebook.com/events/270032250208486/

Cambridge Cropshare

CropShare will also be on a stall, joint with Waterland Organics CSA on:15th Sept, 9.30 am-4.30 pm, Stall with fresh veg or fruit from the farm and opportunity to ask us questions on Cambridge CropShare or Waterland Organics CSAs,

University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education, Madingley Hall, Madingley, Cambridge CB23 8AQ More info https://www.visitcambridge.org/whats-on/ice-summer-festival-presents-local-food-fair-p717521

8th Sept 9.30am – 4pm

Farm volunteer day, come and pick onions, squash, apples or weed the winter brassicas. Bring and share lunch 12.30-1.30pm.

Willow Farm, Lode, CB25 9HF

22nd Sept 9.30am- 4pm

Farm volunteer day, come and pick onions, squash, apples or weed the winter brassicas. Bring and share lunch 12.30-1.30pm

Willow Farm, Lode, CB25 9HF

Camel Community Supported Agriculture 

Apple Day

Date: Sunday 7 October  10am-1pm

Address: Camel CSA, St Kew Highway, Wadebridge, Cornwall PL30 3EF

Details: Free, family-friendly event

  • Join in preparing, crushing and pressing apples.
  • Enjoy a glass (or more) of fresh juice
  • Bring a plastic container to take your share away
  • Meet the growers, see what we’re growing and how we’re going about it
  • Light refreshments – hot and cold drinks, homemade cake

If you’ve got access to apple trees and would like to donate some fruit please contact us at info@camel-csa.org.uk

Camel CSA is a not-for-profit community enterprise producing fresh, seasonal vegetables grown to organic principles. Our weekly veg box scheme provides an all-year-round share of the harvest for more than 60 members. We deliver in an electric van on Fridays around Wadebridge, Bodmin, Camelford and Port Isaac in north Cornwall.
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Canalside Community Food

Date: Saturday 13th October 11am-4pm, grower led tour of the farm at 2pm

Address: Canalside Community Food, Southam Road, Radford Semele, CV31 1TY

Details: apple pressing, tour at 2pm, information about how to get involved, bring a picnic, hot drinks available

Website: https://www.canalsidecommunityfood.org.uk/getting-involved/public-events/

Directions to the farm: https://www.canalsidecommunityfood.org.uk/about-canalside/find-us/ Parking is available, but if car park is full, please park on one side of the drive, nose-to-tail. If you live locally, please walk or cycle to the farm if you can!

Other important info: sturdy footwear and warm (waterproof) clothing is recommended. Please bring apples if you have a tree / other supply, and bottles to take juice home in.

We are a community benefit society which produces fresh, seasonal organic food for our members from our land, and provides the opportunity for people to participate in the process of growing the food and to enjoy the land on which it is grown

Chagfood

Harvest Festival

Chagfood is a CSA providing 100 boxes of vegetables per week to the local community

Date: Saturday 20th October – 2pm til late

Details: Farm tours, children’s activities, tea and cake in the day
Food, bar and music in the evening

Communigrow

Autumn Food Festival

Date: Saturday 29th September 11am – 3pm

Address: Communigrow Field, Park Farm, Ditton, ME20 6PE

Details: A celebration of delicious locally produced food. Come along and enjoy a range of tasty local food, music, outdoors activities and much more!

The Community Farm

Community Farmer Day

Date: Saturday 6th October 10am – 4pm

Address: Denny lane, Chew Magna, BS40 8SZ

Details: It’s our squash harvest! Let’s hope the weather has been kind to our crop and ripened it to perfection. We need your help to harvest the fruits of everyone’s labour. Our Community Farmer Days give participants the chance to come and help out in the fields and actively participate in the work of The Farm. They learn lots about growing and food production, but the events are intended to be sociable and fun too!

It will great to have you along; children are welcome too.

We’ll get the soup and bread in for a yummy lunch and ask you folks bring some goodies along to share too.

More information and bookings: https://www.thecommunityfarm.co.uk/course/community-farmer-day-6-october-2018/

Exeter Growers Cooperative

Open Day

Date: Saturday 15th September 2-5pm

Details: There will be tea and cake and good company. Parking is very limited on the field. We are near Shillingford St George. Bus 366 or A bus to Alphington then cycle or walk.

Website: https://exetergrowerscooperative.wordpress.com/

Five Acre Community Farm

Open Day

Date: Saturday 29th September 10am-1pm

Details: Farm walk and Harvest Soup

Flintshare

Community Cafe

Date: October 6th, 2 – 5 pm

Address: Cilcain Village Hall

Details: There will be all the usual wonderful home baked goodies, produce stall and a raffle. We are inviting members with a craft to share to come along and demonstrate. We’ll be spreading the word about FlintShare and CSA’s.

We will also be at Mold Food and Drink Festival, New Street Car Park, Mold, Flintshire, CH7 1NY on 15 – 16th September 10am – 5pm. Come and talk to us about Community Gardens and CSAs

Food Smiles St Albans

FoodSmiles St Albans Open Day

Date: 29th September 1-4pm

Address: Hammonds End Farm, Harpenden AL5 2AY

Details: Come for tea and cake and a free tour of FoodSmiles St Albans’ cooperative organic vegetable garden; get involved if you want to. Bring gloves and sturdy shoes as paths are uneven

Date: 30th September 4-4.15 pm

A talk about how 30+ members and volunteers of FoodSmiles St Albans are making food-growing accessible to all in Harpenden and St Albans. Come and find out how and consider if you want to get involved.

Futurefarms – Martin Ltd

Open Day

Date: Saturday 29th September 1:30-4:30pm

Address: Martin Drove End, near Martin, Fordingbridge, SP6 3JT.  Directions: From Martin, head in a northwesterly direction. The farm is shortly before the crossroads with the A354 on the left hand side

Details: Farm tours – meet the pigs and piglets, feed the chickens and see the vegetables growing. Pick your own raspberries.Guess the weight of the pumpkin competition. Farm shop with produce for sale and cream teas in the village hall. Everybody welcome. Dogs on leads.

Gibside Community Farm

Date: Monday 1st October

Potato picking of course! Details on our facebook page closer to the date

We will be on field from 10.30am until 3pm

You get some potatoes to take away

Moy Hill Community Farm

Farm Gathering

Date: 21st – 23rd September

Details:  As the night starts to take over the day we will hosting our first farm gathering. Two days and three nights at Moy Hill farm, Co Clare. Let the food, beautiful music, inspirational workshops and discussions nourish us all. We’d love you to join in. Moy Hill encompasses almost 70 acres of mixed land including a lake, orchard, mini woodlands, pasture and market gardens. Bring yourselves, family, tent and wellies connect with nature and each other

More information and tickets can be bought at
https://www.moyhillfarm.com/gathering

Norwich Farmshare

Farmshare Open Day

Date: Saturday 15th September 11am – 4pm

Address: Whitlingham Nurseries NR14 8TZ

Details: Want to find out about your local community farm? Join us for music, workshops, farming activities, and of course… a famous FarmShare feast! Confirmed acts so far include: Andy Kirkham and Jonathan Lambert (guitar and sax), Stromm (indie band), and singing duo Off the Cuff with Johnny Lazlo Bencze and Mary Benefiel (guitar and ukulele). Homegrown offerings include a fermentation workshop, preserves table, a presentation from our Chair on ‘The Story So Far’… and more! Bring your own food to put on the barbecue for lunch at around 1.30pm – we’ll provide salads and puds.

Check out our website for more information and to signup to receive delicious chemical-free veg each week. Join the community food revolution! www.norwichfarmshare.co.uk

Oak Tree Low Carbon  Farm

Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm Autumn Open Day

Date: Saturday 29th September at 10am – 4pm

Address: The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm, Playford Lane, Rushmere St. Andrew,  Ipswich  IP5 1DW

Car parking spaces are very limited. If you live locally please walk or cycle if possible, thanks!

What’s on offer:

  • Family-friendly guided tours of the farm
  • Information about how people can get involved with the farm
  • Some farm goodies available to buy
  • Refreshments available

Suggested donation £5 per adult for the farm tour.

Website: http://www.the-oak-tree.co.uk/events/

Directions on how to get to the farm: http://www.the-oak-tree.co.uk/directions/

Sturdy footwear and warm clothing is recommended.

We’re a not-for-profit social enterprise. Our aim is to supply good, nutritious food in an environmentally sustainable way.

Plotgate

Date: Saturday 6th October 12-5pm

Address: Plotgate CSA, Barton St David, Somerset TA11 6DF

Details: Farm tours throughout the afternoon.
Plotgate has approx. 4000m of veg beds under cultivation- these are permanent beds with no mechanised cultivation. They are developing a range of human powered push tools to manage the
gardens and use pigs to clear the ground. This is a human scale CSA.

School Farm

School Farm CSA and Foxhole Community Garden Harvest Celebration

Date: Saturday 13th October 2018 11am to 4pm

Address: School Farm, Foxhole, Dartington, Totnes TQ9 6EB

Details:  Join us to celebrate a brilliant harvest this year at School Farm. We are throwing our gate open for a day of fun, merriment and farm activities for all ages. Family friendly, No dogs please.
There will be lots to get involved with throughout the day including:

  • Kids activities with Foxhole Community Garden
  • Farm tours
  • Apple pressing
  • The School Farm Olympics
  • Hot food and drinks and sweet treats
  • PUMPKIN ICECREAM! (tbc)

Sims Hill Shared Harvest

Harvest Feast

Date: Saturday 15th September 6.30 – 10pm

Address: Sims Hill, Stoke Lane, Frenchay, BS34 6DZ Bristol

Details: Organised by Pitch Fork Cafe – a harvest feast at Sims Hill showcasing their delicious produce and celebrating the start of the autumn. Dining will be outdoors but under cover (in case of rain..!) If you want to see up close where the veg from this meal is grown then there will be a short guided tour of Feed Bristol from the farmer, free of charge! Please turn up half an hour early to allow time for this.  LIMITED SPACES so booking is essential. All vegan. £20 for all courses. All profits from this meal will go towards buying compost to create a no dig growing system on part of the land the Sims Hill manage. For more info on the work Sims Hill do see: https://simshill.co.uk/

Southern Roots Organic 

Squash Harvest Party and CSA Open Day

Date: Saturday 29th September 10.30 – 4.30

Address: Southern Roots Organics, c/o Lower Hewood Farm, Hewood, Chard, Dorset. TA20 4NR

Please email Dee and Adam at info@southernrootsorganics.org if you would like to come.

Stanford Hall CSA

Harvest Weekend

Date: Saturday 6 October 10.30 – 12.30

Address: Saint Nicholas Church, S Kilworth 2, Stanford on Avon, Northampton NN6 6JP

Details: Join us at the beautiful 14th Century St. Nicholas Church in Stanford on Avon for a Coffee morning and village/community get together, meet and greet. We will be there to chat about the CSA and have a display of the harvest, we’ll talk about what veg we are producing, what to expect in a veg box and how to help us out in the gardens. On Saturday we will be at the Church from 10.30am-12.30pm.

Steepholding

Greenham Reach Open Day

Date: Saturday 15th September 2pm – 5pm

Address: Greenham, Wellington, Devon, TA21 0JY

Details: All welcome to come and check out the three smallholdings that form Greenham Reach, leased from The Ecological Land Cooperative (ELC), including Steepholding CSA. Each smallholdings is very different with businesses including medicinal herbs, veg, meat, goat dairy, fruit tree grafting, salad bags, cut flowers & education! There will be CAKE! Farm tour of Steepholding CSA is at 3pm.

Sutton Community Farm

Harvest Festival

Date: Saturday 15th September at 10am – 4pm

Address: Sutton Community Farm, 40a Telegraph Track, Wallington, London  SM6 0SH

Please note that parking is not available at the farm, so please walk, cycle or use public transport if you can. If you need to drive, please park on Woodmansterne Lane and use our main entrance opposite Flitton’s Nursery, SM6 0SW.

Details: This is our annual open day where we celebrate the abundance of the growing season and all the hard work that has gone into the farm this year. There will be family-friendly activities, farm tours, music and of course, delicious food! £3 for adults, free for children

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sutton-community-farms-harvest-festival-2018-tickets-49206033571

Tyddyn Teg

Wales Community Farm Hack and CSA Gathering

Date: 4 -7th October

Address: Tyddyn Berth, Bethel, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 3PS

Details: You are invited to participate in skill shares and farm hacks relating to land work based appropriate technologies and CSAs.

Tickets now: https://pretix.eu/farmhackwales2018/fhw2018/
Email: farmhackwales@gmail.com