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New Year – New Crop Share Sizes

Crop ShareIn response to requests from current and previous members we have reviewed our Crop Share sizes and are introducing a third size, so that every household large or small can benefit from our lovely seasonal veg.

From 1st April, you can collect from our fields a weekly share, in 1 of three sizes:

Small – typically 5 items, suitable for a single person household or members who require smaller amount of veg. £28 per calendar month
Medium – typically 7 items, 1-2 person household, £35 per calendar month
Large – 50% more of 7 items, suitable for families or 3-4 people £50 per calendar month

or, if you have time on our hands and/or less money in the bank you might want to swap time for crops by becoming a Work Share.

Sign up to GO Local Food today and enjoy your first month’s share of the crops absolutely free! For more detail and sign up


All the trials of growing

field vole


Chard was sown in the Go Local Food poly tunnels but along came the mice and scratched up the seeds so the job needs redoing. Voles and moles are also active. These too will probably attempt poly tunnel raiding looking for food and shelter as so little is growing outside due to the wet, cold weather.

Ian our grower has seen roe deer in the locality in his travels. He feels that with the weather having put him about a month behind in the growing schedule he can expect to see these up on the fields too. Ever the pessimist is Ian – he seems to work on the principle of if it can go wrong it will and if possible at the most inconvenient time.

The first peppers and tomato seedlings have been potted on – our cheerful grower expects the weekend weather to set them back, maybe severely. The logic of starting them this early is that last year we had a late start with both crops and lost some of the produce as a result.


Different to just a veg box…

All PlantedLots of our members found us by searching for a suitable veg box scheme – and found us as an alternative!

One of our members tells of her reaction when she stumbled into us… “Well, the whole thing sounded awesome and inspiring and really important and therefore something I wanted to get involved in.”

We started out with a focus on the environment and all the issues of food miles, plastic wrapping, chemicals, loss of wildlife, pollution and a general dis-connect with where we lived… identifying many problems on such a vast scale was overwhelming! We decided to demonstrate that it was possible to take action locally by growing our vegetables taking as any of these things as possible into account.

If you, like us, are concerned about the environment – why not support GO Local Food by joining as a member? For only £26 per year, you can be a part of a co op that is helping the environment, giving children and young people an opportunity to get involved, share in ordering goods from SUMA, get a chance to buy local produce, enjoy being outdoors in a purposeful way by volunteering on the fields, take part in workshops and have fun at various social events.

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Two thoughts for the week

cabbagesA creative and warming way to use the cabbage in the crop share this week – a recipe from Ian our grower.

Every way to use up our crop share helps you to stop the rot and be a waste warrior. All those who think that waste food doesn’t happen at home should check that what they think and what they do are the same.


Crop Share for the week ending 17th March 2018

white cabbages

Ian says potatoes, onions, beetroot, cabbage, rocket, sorrel and Chinese leaf.