17 July 2012

Chickens, glorious chickens!


The new chickens have arrived! And are happily settling in to their new home behind The Station pub. Altho initially nervous, as you can see they are getting more used to human company with each passing day. 


Oi! Get off my bootlaces! They are not worms... 

They are not old enough to begin laying yet, but when they are, eggs will be available to the Wivenhoe community via an honesty box system. Thank you to everyone who has helped get this project up and running, to all the supportive neighbours and to those looking after them now. Clucking brilliant.

16 July 2012

CSA Workday 21st July - All welcome


Bennison Farm CSA is holding it's second work day on Saturday 21st of July! Weather permitting!
10am ~ 1pm (may go on later if you can't make it til pm)
The workday task is thinning and weeding. For more info contact Bennison Farm
It’s an opportunity to see the land, meet each other and to officially join the scheme. If you are planning on attending it would be ideal if you can join up then and there so having cheque books or cash (£24/£12 per year) with you would be a good idea.
Transport: Would those who come please let Meg know how they plan to travel so that we can ensure there is space for all vehicles, and we'll try and sort out lift shares where possible so let Meg know if you have a spare seat in your car to offer.
Public transport: The nearest station to the Farm is Great Bentley Station which is bikeable to and from the farm. For detailed directions please email Meg.
We do not recommend people to walk from the station to the farm especially if they have children with them as this involves walking along roads with no pavements and some blind bends.
For a map of how to find us please go to our website and click on the  ‘Find us’ button. The land's postcode  is CO7 8HT. There will be signs marking the gateway.
As we are awaiting the start of the veg share on the 30th of July we have some types of veg coming through now which will be for sale on the workday at wholesale prices.
All in all come along and have a go, meet some people and enjoy.
Bennison Farm CSA
            01206 252147       / 07734140660 / 07851600369

Veg Shares - sign up now!


A message from Bennison Farm -
Hello there!

All involved with Bennison Farm CSA are delighted to be able to tell you that the start date for Veg shares is just round the corner.

The first Veg shares will be going out on WEDNESDAY 1ST AUGUST 2012 .
Please mail Meg for the full and updated membership pack with both sets of membership forms and a comprehensive explantation of how the scheme works and ways for you to get involved.

Due to the fact that we are only growing on 2 acres this year we have just 30 veg shares available, so please get in touch soon if you would like one! More veg shares will become available next year as we increase the land in production.

As always, if you have any questions please get in touch.

Best Regards,

Meg Brooks-Steele
Bennison Farm CSA
            01206 252147    

12 July 2012

The Dedham Vale Food Hub

The Dedham Vale Food Hub is a group of farmers and consumers who, together, have created a vision for the future of local, low carbon food. The Hub aims to provide food to local communities in order to meet the needs of tomorrow’s consumers today through offering local, seasonal healthy low carbon food; all of which is sourced in and around the Dedham Vale.