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CSA Day UK- 1st March

  The first-ever national CSA Sign Up Day in the UK is on Wednesday 1 March 2017. Community Supported Agriculture is a way of farming where people in the community sign up to receive a regular share of sustainable, local produce. For us at Cambridge CropShare this means a seasonal share in the Waterland Organics veg and fruit harvest, and much more besides – experience growing a range of field and polytunnel crops on a...
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Weeder Crowdfunder is live!

CropShare volunteer Reggie has designed a bespoke lay down weeder for the farm, a human-powered version of the lay down weeder that some of you may have had a spin on in the past. Reggie is planning to raise enough funds (£450) to build the weeder so we can have it in action on the fields this growing season! This will be a brilliant piece of kit for the volunteers to use to weed...
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Growing grain- small scale experiments in cereals

We’re near to harvest of our grain crops on the farm at the mo. Farmer Paul sowed a selection of grains last autumn that we are planning to harvest by hand. Here’s what we got: Were most excited about growing Old Burwell – an old and rare variety of wheat sourced from Brockwell Bake and being bulked as part of the British Isles Community Grain Association. As we are only a few miles from Burwell itself it should...
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Adventures with woodchip

We love woodchip! 2016 has seen a few experiments on the farm with woodchip- our new mulching material thanks to a local tree surgeon. You know I love a good mulch right. Got totally mulched at the Permaculture Party on Trumpington Allotments- it was a mad one mate Lots of benefits of mulch- the ones I’m interested in are keeping down weeds and keeping in moisture. We’ve tried mulching the polytunnel paths this year with cardboard or old...
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So many seeds!

We blasted it on saturday and had a right seed sowing session – sowed out literally thousands of leek, calendula and cornflower, seed into module trays. Boom! We also pricked out small lettuce, tomato and pepper seedlings into module trays. The module trays will be grown on outside covered with fleece or in the polytunnels and will be either planted out in the field with the planter or into the polytunnels in the case...
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2016 season launch night Feb 23rd

Ready for launch… Come and join us on our launch night on Tues Feb 23rd 8pm Cb2 Bistro, Norfolk Street Cambridge, CB1 2LD. An opportunity for new and returning volunteers to mingle and get more info about what we are going to be up to on the farm this season, including our new grain growing and seed saving projects. Come and find out more and speak to Farmer Paul and the CropShare Crew!...
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2016 Farm dates announced

Here’s when you can join in the fun on the farm this year 2016! All farm days are Saturdays. Dates are subject to change in the case of really bad weather. To book a place on a farm day click on Sign-up sheet in the menu, or click here. 2016 Farm Dates
  • 12 March
  • 19 March
  • 2 April
  • 23 April
  • 30 April
  • 14 May
  • 28 May
  • 4 June
  • 18 June
  • 25 June
  • 9 July
  • 16 July
  • 30 July
Autumn dates TBA   When you come to a farm day, you can join in...
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Cabbages and leeks get the star treatment

29th August Farm Day Well its the last farm day of the summer, but less of that “where has summer gone” attitude and more about the veg… Massive January King cabbage mate Team leek power through the weeds Today it was high time to give the cabbages and leeks a weed. Both crops were definately still there, it’s just that the weeds were definately there as well. But not for long! We do complain about weeds on here, I...
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CSA Network UK Conference and AGM

We’re very excited about attending the CSA Network annual gathering at Canalside CSA this Saturday – why not join us? Tickets are still available – for more info and to book click the link below! Book now! Our national gathering and AGM is booked for Saturday 11 July at Canalside CSA, Leamington Spa. Tickets will be £30 for non-members and £15 for members, including a delicious lunch, stomping ceilidh in the evening and camping overnight. We will also have a variety...
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