We have been busy harvesting our own produce for the last two weeks. We have delicious salad that has over 20 different leaves in it - that is everything from lettuce, to land cress, amaranth, goosefoot, sorrel, chervil, rocket flowers and more - rainbow chard, turnips and radishes. Our courgettes are almost ready, growing quickly … Continue reading And we’re harvesting..
Devon Live reporter came to visit Henry at the Harvest Workers' Co-op in Okehampton because we are crowdfunding. Read all about it, read all about it ----->>>>>>>>>>
The Harvest Workers' Co-op is a new and exciting project to provide, ethical, organic and local food for our local community in and around Okehampton, and host an engaging programme of educational events on everything food and farming. There is a group of seven of us (including Henry and myself from Down Farm), all passionate about … Continue reading Crowdfunding for Harvest Workers’ Co-op
Dates and happenings for our launch party have been confirmed. An evening not to be missed, celebrating local food and the opening of our market garden. Tickets can be bough here ------->>>>>>>> Wood-fired pizza Craft Beer Organic produce Local wine Local Cider Story telling Music
A short introduction into Down Farm's no dig growing system.
The how to for Down Farm's wild garlic pesto.
And the growing can finally begin with the skin on the polytunnel and seeds busy germinating!
This month includes popping up polytunnels, preparing beds, getting new tools, and attending a sustainability fair.
In the wake of Storm Doris we finally kicked off the season at Down Farm. With the willing help of some of our friends we battled with winds and rain to put up our new tunnel, and get started preparing our raised beds. The weekend was finished much wetter than we began but with 16 … Continue reading Starting the season
Although we are still in the process of building our prop tunnel and getting electricity to the market garden, School Farm CSA, Dartington, have kindly lent us a small are to start off our tomatoes, Aubergines and Peppers, so we won't miss the best veg of the season! Exciting, stuff, its all grow from now!