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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10th January 2019

The first working day this year at the farm.

It’s good to see the garlic shoots appearing, although of course so are the weeds.

Among other jobs, new no-dig beds are being prepared.

 

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The last workday before Christmas

 

Yesterday was the last workday before Christmas.

Over the past weeks, more patches have been cleared and manured and straw strewn over paths to avoid slipping on mud.

Crop yields have included carrots, brussels sprouts (green and red), swedes, leeks, celeriac and cabbages.

Working on the land can take it’s toll on footwear; here’s hoping Santa may provide…

Wishing all a very Happy Christmas and a new year of productive gardening.

 

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8th November

A superb day to be carrying out autumnal jobs, including planting garlic and cleaning the plastic covering the polytunnels.

The compost bins need constant attention to ensure quality compost.

New members joining us brought an added bonus; a load of cardboard to help create additional no-dig beds and the paths between them.

Apologies to members not-mentioned who keep up with the weeding and those moving manure.

Raspberries are still being picked and added to the broccoli, chard, carrots, swedes, parsnips, borlotti beans, cauliflower, squash, etc in the take-home boxes.

 

 

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End of October

Some days now there’s a crispness in the air. More of the veg patches are being rotovated, manured and covered.

Although less to take home, there’s a fair quantity of mixed veg plus some raspberries.

Many veg are maturing for picking in the next few weeks and there are still patches of colour from nasturtiums and phacelia.

 

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Autumn sun and more produce

Another productive day.

Autumnal activities include the removal of the climbing beans and weeding and manuring patches, and the year-round job of maintaining the compost bins.

And, produce picking – raspberries, carrots, beetroot, basil, leeks, runner beans, broccoli, cauliflower, sweet peppers and tomatoes.

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Today

In addition to our “take home” boxes today, we prepared one for an “Auction of Promises” to be held this Saturday, in aid of the preservation of our local church, St Mary’s.

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13th September

At the end of a morning’s work, it was good to see all produce, and more, crossed off the “to harvest” list.

The climbing beans continue to flower, so here’s hoping for late pickings.

 

 

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