Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Sutton Community Farm - veg bags NEW pick up point at Deen City Farm

We are now pleased to be a pick up point for Sutton Community Farms Veggie Bags!
Grab the freshest veg around

Local community enterprise Sutton Community Farm is offering a new veg bag delivery service to Worcester Park. Based in Wallington, South London, the farm grows a range of tasty spray-free veggies with input from local volunteers.

How it works:

The farm is linked with other local organic producers to ensure there is a range of quality, fresh, veggies each week. There's also a free recipe each week and if there's something you really don't like we can replace it with something else.

There are two sizes of bag: small: with 5 or 6 types of veg (including potatoes), or standard (for larger households) with 8 or 9 types of veggies in larger quantities, or if you prefer more greens there’s a no potato option too. Just log on to the website and order your bag on Thursday for pick up the following Thursday afternoon.

Other reasons to grab a bag:

Great value: by buying direct from the farm we ensure that our prices are kept low, often significantly lower than supermarket organic veg.

Extra-fresh: most of the produce is harvested on the day so is super fresh and nutritious - from farm to fork within 24 hours!

Supporting the local economy: independent research found that £1 spent on our farm produce generates 84% more for the local economy

Low carbon: by buying local we're slashing food miles (did you know the average Sunday roast has travelled 24,000 miles?!), we also use organic and permaculture principles and were set up by local environmental charity BioRegional - independent research found that our beans for example produce 82% less greenhouse gas emissions.  

For more info contact:
Anna Francis:

Ann with our first pick up veggie bag!

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Wild Ways


Wild Ways
With Artist and nature guide Joie de Winter
Creative Workshop / The Drawing Cinema
Deen City Farm
30th october-1st Nov 2012

A creative drawing and story telling space that invites children and parents to connect with the natural world through your imaginations and hearts as an artist. It is an experimental art workshop and nature awareness journey. Where we come together to tell new stories about nature and ourselves. You may learn to look a little deeper into the earth and discover how art can help us deepen our own relationships to the earth. For the casting of the Drawing cinema we head out on an adventure around the farm and collect jars of water from the ponds, to meeting undergrowth insects, and falling in love with moss. We bring them back and start to experiment and project them large onto a living canvas for us to paint and portray.

Bird Identification Workshop


Over the weekend we had our Bird Identification Workshop. Here are just a few pictures taken throughout the day....

all together
The day started off in the classroom...
Talk in the classroom
Different feet
Whos who?
Can you identify all of these garden birds?

After our talk about garden birds and how to identify them through sight and sound, we now had to go and put some of the newly learnt knowledge into practice on a walk down to 
Morden Hall Park.


Morden Hall Park

Apparently, putting your hands behind your ears like this 
helps you to hear the birds. 
Thank you to Michelle for demonstrating this beautifully to us!

Wheres the bird? 

Can you spot and identify the birds in the next two photographs?

 Wood pigeon in the garden.

many thanks to all who attended and special thanks to Bill and Cathy for sharing all their wonderful knowledge with us. If you would like some further information on garden birds or Morden Hall Park, please click on the links below. 


London Wetland Centre

Morden Hall Park

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Turf Maze

After moving 3 tons of soil and roll, after roll, after roll, after roll of turf, and the help of many willing volunteers. We now have before and after photos. 

Our maze has now been re-turfed. We have a few finishing touches to do over the winter and it will be re-opening in spring 2013 for all to enjoy.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Bird Identification Workshop - a couple of spaces left

Just a reminder that we have our Bird Identification workshop next Saturday. We have just two spaces left, so if you are interested please contact us at Deen City Farm on 020 8543 5300.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Sweet chilli Jam.

Our last post was showing Rosemary and myself picking tomatoes and chillies from our poly tunnel to make a sweet chilli jam. As you can see from the photo above, it has been made... and it tastes AMAZING!
Thank you Rosemary. 

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Picking in the poly

 Our baby melons

Today we harvested lots of tomatoes and chilli peppers. Our friend Rosemary will be whisking them home and turning them into chilli jam to be sold in our farm shop! You cant get any fresher than that!  

We still have lots more to ripen.

We sell lots of other home-made jams and chutneys made by Rosemary which are available in our Farm shop.

Please pop down and have a look.  

Tuesday, 9 October 2012