Local business Sutton Community Farm is welcoming members of the public to come to the farm for a Spring Open Day on Saturday 18th May between 11.30am and 3.30pm. Visitors to the event will have a chance to see what veg is growing and learn about the farm’s plans for the year ahead.
The Spring Open Day is open to individuals and families, with the following:
● Hourly tours of the farm, on the hour at 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm
● A chance to walk around (independently of catching an official tour)
● Volunteering opportunities for people wishing to get stuck in to some hands-on farm work
on the day
● A selection of cakes and soft drinks available for purchase
● An opportunity to find out more about our VegBox scheme
● An opportunity to find out more about how to get involved in the farm through volunteering,
school trips and Team Challenge Days for organisations
● An opportunity to find out more about becoming a member shareholder of the farm
● A chance to meet some of the staff team and volunteers of the farm
This event is free to attend but you need to book a ticket in advance.
Sutton Community Farm is a 7-acre farm producing over 250 varieties of vegetables and salad, which are sold directly to over 250 customers a week all over south London and Surrey via a VegBox scheme.
The farm’s purpose is to increase access to fresh, healthy, sustainable food and provide a shared space for people to cultivate skills, get exercise and make new friends. Over 40 volunteers per week visit the farm to help with growing vegetables and packing VegBoxes and to meet new
people and learn new skills.
The farm also hosts educational visits; over 400 school children have visited in the last year to learn about vegetables, organic food growing and healthy diets.
The farm is a community benefit society, with over 400 members from the local community who support the farm and have a voice in how it is run.