Join a veg box scheme with a difference on our farm near Colchester. You’ll get a share of fresh local veg every week and if you join us on the farm for work days and social events, you’ll get a share of fresh air too. It’s a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) scheme.
In mid spring we emailed our members to ask if any would be interested in joining the Steering Group for the farm. The group meets regularly to discuss different ways to support the veg share scheme. We are very pleased to say that a number of members replied, and a new Steering Group was formed … Continue reading The Bennison Farm Steering Group
It’s said that Britain has no climate, only weather, and working on the land that often rings true. After a dry summer praying for rain, we wished it would stop this winter when we had standing water all over the farm. Fortunately it was dry enough for ploughing by mid March and our plants went … Continue reading Working around the weather
The tractor is finally back from the mechanics! We’ve got a massive backlog of planting to which is getting very late so it’s long days and hard work until it’s done now!
We had an enjoyable day at the summer social. A keen team of workers weeded the bulk of our parsnip crop which was very much in need of it. The children ran wild in our social area enjoying an impromptu obstacle course and some games organised by Wivenhoe Woodcraft Folk. We barbecued, shared food listened … Continue reading Summer social and missing our tractor!