Welcome to the website of Diss Community Farm

Welcome to the website of Diss Community Farm, we are a community group                         based in and around Diss who have come together to produce food collaboratively in an ethical and sustainable way.

We have a field in Winfarthing, together with three polytunnels; where we meet to work weekly, including harvesting whatever is ready. Whoever is working that day takes home a box of freshly harvested vegetables.

 

See the About us and How to join page for more information.

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16th November

I’ve had computer problems, so this is a catch-up.

Mid-November and in preparation for the next year, mypex was removed, patches rotavated and the mypex replaced.

Carrots were dug up, dying leaves of brassicas stripped and cleared, bean vines removed and the cane supports dismantled.

The amount harvested will be decreasing but as can be seen from the photos of veg shares, today we took home carrots, beetroot, rocket, turnip, cauliflower, calabrese and red cabbage.

Adding this on 11th December; we had snow yesterday.

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November 9th

In the polytunnels our salad crops look well established, while others are being transplanted to their final positions and peppers continue to ripen.

Outdoors, the green manure looks very healthy, red kale is maturing, ground is manured in preparation for next year’s crops and onions and garlic planted.

As always, many other jobs are tackled. And following from last week’s notes, the kalettes are tasty.

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A month later

The beginning of November, the weather overcast but (shouldn’t speak too soon) it’s still mild, for various outside jobs including picking brussels sprouts, digging up carrots and elsewhere adding compost.

Kalettes look ok (yet to be tasted), a few strawberry plants are in flower (!), while under cover, komatsuna are healthy and Florence fennel dug up and cleaned of soil.

Harvested cauliflowers, white watermelons and squash, again autumnal colour.

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End of September at DCF

The weather couldn’t make up it’s mind, to rain or not to rain. But in a mild temperature many jobs were tackled, much picking done (see the take-home produce) and eventually the sun appeared.

Sept 2017 7

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Two week’s later

and our take home boxes are still brimming, (‘though the grapes are from one of our members).Sept 2017 6

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Colour

It’s early September. Splashes of colour are dotted all over the site.

Under cover in the polytunnels, tomato reds and marigold yellows.

Outdoor colours include vivid reds of bean flowers, nasturtiums and bean pods, lilac/purple of kohlrabi, yellows and greens of nasturtiums and courgettes, and unmissable pumpkins.

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A week later.

In the cauliflower patch, a cauliflower was discovered… but what a size. Once the outer leaves were removed, the head weighed in at 3.3kg.

Among the other veg harvested today were aubergines, again of ample proportions.

Autumn fruiting raspberries need regular picking, while boxes to take home provide an array of colourful, healthy produce.

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