The Community Farm

Image 1The Community Farm is based in the Chew Valley. They are a not-for-profit, social enterprise aiming to help change food culture and the way in which food is grown.

When they are unable to provide produce from their fields, they try to source as locally as possible and through a network of organic growers.

The Community Farm’s website offers about eight boxes for fruit and/or vegetables. I decided to go for their small ‘family provider’ box with the website describing it as ‘a tasty assortment of vegetables and fruit for the smaller family. 6 to 8 varieties of vegetables and 3 to 4 types of fruit’.

The afternoon before delivery day I got a telephone call to let me know that their boxes get delivered from 4am. A great idea – that they aim to deliver early to avoid traffic and thus reduce carbon emissions. Well, a great idea for anyone other than the driver!!

As expected, the box came at about 5am. Thankfully they left it outside the door. In the box, I received;

  1. Celeriac
  2. 2 Red Peppers
  3. Butternut Squash
  4. Broccoli
  5. Sweet Potato
  6. White Onions
  7. Kale
  8. White Potato
  9. Blood Red Oranges
  10. Apples
  11. Bananas

The box also came with a very cute booklet about vegetables of the month, and news from the farm. The only slight comment that I would make her – was that the vegetables of the month didn’t correlate to the vegetables in my box – but I’ve saved them for future boxes!

All of the fruit and vegetables were delicious, except for the apples which I didn’t eat as they weren’t very fresh. But that hasn’t put me off!

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