eat local, grow local
I have just come back from speaking with Lawrence, at Dan's Sway Farm Shop, Pitmore Lane. He is planning to start up a veggie box scheme in the local area - Lymington, Sway and Brockenhurst. So, if you fancy your veg delivered straight to your door, why not drop by and say hello, or email or phone.
Boxes are for 1, 2 or 4 people and very reasonably priced at £10, £15 or £20.
My family are just loving the lovely red peppers and sweet…Continue
Added by SarahF on September 29, 2011 at 14:15 — No Comments
A great big thank you to all the help we had on Sunday at the Festival for our local food cafe. We had some fantastic cakes and cup-cakes - made by Feast Creative Food, Berry's Cakes in Lymington and Minstead Study Centre itself. They all contained local eggs, and many contained local fruit and veg too! (PS did you try one of those amazing strawberry cupcakes?).
There are a few things we would change if we had…Continue
Added by SarahF on September 29, 2011 at 14:00 — No Comments
Can you spare a couple of minutes to vote for us to win some money from Nat West Community Force Fund? We have plans to buy some more fruit and/or nut trees this winter, and would like to give them to as many individuals, groups, schools, community gardens across the forest that we can.
You can go on line, sign up and vote at
You get three…Continue
Added by SarahF on September 26, 2011 at 20:30 — No Comments
I realise now that everyone is in picking and pickling mode, but I just wanted to tell you about our ideas for 2012, so that you can mull over somes ideas that might help us.
What we are really looking to do is make more land available for food growing, in whatever form.
We have come up with a few ideas, below, but please just add to them as well.
Added by SarahF on September 9, 2011 at 11:17 — No Comments
On the Saturday 24th September, there is an apple day at Minstead Studay Centre, as part of the New Forest Festival.
Sunnyfields Organic Farm is providing us with a demo food kitchen, and we would like to invite about 5 people to do a 40-45’ food demo with a local or…Continue