Farm from home for now! COVID-19 Announcement

Dear All, For the moment we will not run volunteer sessions on the farm, but will hope to organise some sessions later in the year, where we can make sure volunteers can work at a safe distance outside, and have in place precautionary measures to ensure those of you that choose to come out and help grow food are as safe as possible. Thanks so much to those who have offered help recently.  We will be...
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Spring is in the air!

As Cropshare emerges from the dank coolness of winter into the warming spring sunshine, green shoots emerge from the ancient willow trees that surround the farm. These green shoots, like the amber light on city traffic lights fortel of a time of action to come. But not to be taken by surprise CropSharers, not dissimilar to a rag and bone man’s carthorse, have been unable to rein in their vitality and lust for clean...
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Spring is on the way!

Excited for the new season of volunteering on the farm? Please use the sign up sheet here  to register for upcoming farm volunteer days and we’ll look forward to welcoming you on the farm! Plenty of sowing to come, followed by planting, weeding and harvesting throughout the season. See you soon!...
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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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Spiced pumpkin pie

Spiced pumpkin pie From: Helen Prep Time: 20 Mins Cooking Time: 20 Mins Total Time: 30 Mins Ingredients:
  • Sorry I dont measure anything but you are all clever and can work it out and yours will prob turn out even better than my pie! – Helen)
  • Shortcrust Pastry to cover pie dish of your choice
  • Pumpkin scrapings from carving, about 4 cups full
  • About 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Pinches of mixed spice, cinnamon and allspice powder
  • White and black sesame...
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BeBe’s Gazpacho

BeBe’s Gazpacho From: My housemate BeBe 🙂 Prep Time: 1 Hours 30 Mins Cooking Time: 20 Mins Total Time: 1 Hours 30 Mins Yields: Enough for 4 bowls Ingredients:
  • 2 ridge cucumbers
  • 10 or so large tomatoes
  • Few cloves garlic
  • Mint leaves
  • Splash olive oil
  • Salt n Pepper
  • Using a blender makes it easy as.
  1. Roast the tomatoes in the oven until soft and peel off the skins – normally I wouldn’t recommend to do this fussy step but its easy and makes a...
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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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