Posted on April 10th, 2013 No comments
A big thank you to the Trevalon team – Mark, Rod, Tom, Zulu, Peot and Emma for coming to visit us on one of the last bitterly cold days of our Cornish “spring”.
In the space of three hours we managed to fork over a couple of our long, narrow growing beds, remove most of the couch grass, spread a topping of compost and sow the first of the onion sets.
We also swapped experiences, ate cake and talked a great deal!
Thanks as well to our own growers – Mark N, Jane, Mike S, Mark M and Charlotte.
Posted on February 10th, 2013 No comments
Great news if you live in north Cornwall – we can now deliver a weekly veg box to your doorstep.
You can join the veg box scheme if you live within a 10-mile radius of our site at St Kew Highway, near Wadebridge.
We grow much of the fresh seasonal box contents ourselves, using organic farming principles. Other local growers supply us with an extended range of vegetables to give the boxes all-year-round variety.
A small box (feeds 1-2) costs £8.15. The standard box (feeds 3-4) is £11.50.
You get a £2 discount if you pick up the box yourself from our vegetable-growing plot. We have a lease on two acres of land behind St Kew Harvest Farm Shop.
Camel Community Supported Agriculture is a community interest company, so any profits are ploughed back into the project. Volunteers work with paid growers to produce, pick and pack the vegetables.
If you’re interested in a one-month trial or want to sign up for a regular weekly or fortnightly vegetable box please ring Cath Simmons on 01208 812685 or email her firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on January 31st, 2013 No comments
More freshly-picked sprouting broccoli from our own plot for all the boxes. Standard boxes have beansprouts lovingly cultivated in expert grower Mark Norman’s linen cupboard!
Everyone’s box will contain:
* purple sprouting broccoli (Camel CSA)
* chillies (Camel CSA)
potatoes (Burlerrow Farm, St Mabyn)
cauliflower (Growfair, Cornwall)
leeks (Growfair, Cornwall)
cabbage (Growfair, Cornwall)
Standard boxes will have extra potatoes plus:
* sprouting mung beans (Mark Norman/Camel CSA)
* spring onions (Camel CSA)
loose sprouts (Growfair)
* = grown to organic principles
Posted on October 3rd, 2012 No comments
Posted on July 28th, 2012 No commentsWe need carrots! Unfortunately we haven’t got any carrots in this week’s veg boxes as we’ve used up all the indoor-grown crop.The few we planted in the field have fallen victim to the recent foul, wet weather. There’s some more just showing through the compost in the polytunnel, but they won’t be ready for some weeks.So we’d like to source carrots from other local growers. Do you know of anyone who’s growing carrots within a 20-mile radius of our site at St Kew Highway in north Cornwall? (We put local food first, so they don’t have to be organically-grown.)If you know of anyone, please tell us. And if not, please help us by sharing this request - either on Facebook or Twitter.
Posted on June 21st, 2012 No comments
It always helps to have lots of people on our community veg plot. So we took the opportunity to plant out squash and pumpkin seedlings and to dig up more dock weeds on Open Farm Sunday.
Posted on June 15th, 2012 No comments
There’ll be guided tours of our Big Lottery-funded vegetable plot and polytunnels. Also family fun and children’s activities, a veg box raffle, cold drinks and home-made cakes.
Entry is free to our Open Farm Sunday event this Sunday 17 June from 1.30-4.30pm – rain or shine.
You can find us on the A39 near Wadebridge at the St Endellion / St Mabyn crossroads, behind St Kew Harvest farm shop at St Kew Highway.
- AND even if the sun’s shining bring your wellies!
Posted on June 10th, 2012 No comments
There’ll be family fun and games, guided tours, vegetable box raffle, home-made cakes, cold drinks.
Find us on the A39 at St Kew Highway beside the St Endellion / St Mabyn crossroads, behind St Kew Harvest Farm Shop. Look out for the signs.
- Watch these short videos to get a quick taste of what we do
Posted on May 29th, 2012 No comments
The Mill House at Pendoggett near St Kew is a 1½ -acre country garden on the site of an old mill with ponds, stream and bridges and extensive views across farmland. Entry is £3 (children free) and there will be cream teas and plant sales.
Posted on March 27th, 2012 1 comment
Wee, sleekit, cow’ring, tim’rous beasties? Or nasty little pests that dig up our seeds and pee all over our polytunnels?
Sharing a vegetable-growing site with Cornish wildlife can have its drawbacks. We’ve been overrun by a plague of long-tailed field mice.
They’ve taken up residence in our potting shed amid the piles of cardboard that we’re using for our lasagne gardening. They’ve run riot all over the polytunnels and eaten everything from beetroot to onion seeds.
So we’ve begun to hang the seed trays from the rafters of the polytunnels. And we’ve decided to resort to more drastic action.
Camel CSA 1: Meeces 0