Farfield Farm Blog

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Another successful family farm session

August 27, 2019 at 8:40 pm

About 40 children and adults were on the farm this afternoon as we held our second family session this holiday. It was hot as we weeded and watered and harvested. Everyone got ‘stuck in’ and the children confidently tried a range of fruit and vegetables. We harvested some huge peppers that had a wonderful fresh scent.

William smelling a freshly harvested pepper

Other harvests included potatoes, onions (some whoppers), courgettes, tomatoes (inc some ‘Big Daddy’), figs, carrots, blackberries, plums, apples, beetroot, runner beans, French beans and kale. At the end of the session we tasted some of the produce and then families took bags of fruit and vegetables home. Everyone worked hard and left the farm much more ready for the new term. Well done and thanks to all the families and to Ms Howells, Mrs Elam and Miss Gregory for supporting the event.

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Successful Family Holiday Session on Farm

August 5, 2019 at 9:33 pm

On Monday 5th August we had a successful couple of hours with a group of families watering, weeding, planting and harvesting. Everyone got ‘stuck in’ and we had a bountiful harvest (despite forgetting to cut the kale). At the end we sat around and discussed each vegetable and families helped themselves to big bag fulls of produce. We harvested broad beans, runner beans, French beans (so many!), beetroot, plums, potatoes, courgettes, carrots and peppers.

Thank you to everyone for their great efforts: a real help during the holidays. We will have another session at the end of August to get ready for the new term. The tomatoes should be ready by then…

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A summer of hard work and fun

August 5, 2019 at 9:25 pm

Every day Ms Howells is delighted by the hard work shown by the children on the farm. We have had another successful summer term despite some indifferent weather at times. Everything seems a few weeks behind last year when we had that long, hot summer. We have already had some lovely harvests including plenty of strawberries – the children’s favourites!

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