Bringing Regenerative Local Food Right To Your Table
Fanfield Farm is a Regenerative Community Farm in Arlington, East Sussex. We grow delicious chemical free veg whilst working hard to regenerate the soils and environment around us.
Our fresh, local and delicious vegetable boxes are now available to East Sussex. Reserve your space for our Spring Summer Veg Boxes Now.
We produce local food. Growing with the older hand tool methods that mean we don’t need huge tractors or 100’s of acres of land. This means we can get the food on to your plate fresher, faster and whilst improving the soil we grow in, and keeping our carbon footprint as low as possible.
Growing foods in the conventional way is causing us problems… with the taste of our veg, with the nutrients within them, with our enviroment and with our soils! To grow food in this way is no longer sustainable, and we have done so much damage it is no longer enough to farm sustainably… That’s why we farm regeneratively.. Giving more back to the soil and environment than we take at every stage.
Throughout the last year we have been providing veg boxes right to the doors of East Sussex, and we are now taking sign up’s to our Spring Summer boxes starting in May. Reserve your space here.
Local Veg Boxes
We are a proud member of the Community Supported Agriculture community and you can support us by subscribing to a weekly vegetable box.. grown locally and delivered right to your door!
Collect from the Farm
Each week we have surplus produce that we are now able to prepare for you to collect from the farm. You can simply click the link below to see what we have available and easily order online.
Extra Products (Zero Waste)
We are now able to offer additional products to either add to a veg box, or to collect from the farm. Including: Rice, Pasta and Grains, Bakery Products, Cleaning Products and Local Meat.
Coming Soon to local markets when they are back open and operational.
We will be at the local markets across East Sussex every week with a fresh range of vegetables, fruit and eggs that are locally grown.
Open & Volunteer Days
Open Wednesdays 10am – 4pm
We are a community farm, which means we want you to come and see how we grow. You can either visit or drop in as a volunteer, the kettle is on! Follow us on social media for updates. Or click here to sign up to volunteer.
Due to Covid restrictions please do message ahead of turning up. If you have any Covid- symptoms please do not come to the farm.
Arlington, East Sussex
We have taken a big step and have purchased land to grow even more for the 2020 growing season. We have embarked on a journey to turn a field in to an ecological and regenerative farm in Arlington, East Sussex.
It is our mission to feed 200 families locally in the East Sussex area whilst regenerating the soil, reducing our carbon footprint and setting up an ecological future-proof farm.
We grow regeneratively!
We produce all of our crops regeneratively, our historical food systems have damaged soils in such a way that even farming sustainably isn’t good enough anymore. We have got to the point where putting back what you are taking out isn’t enough. We need to be putting more back than we take, and hence we need to farm regeneratively.
The standards by which we farm we believe exceed those that are practiced on organic farms. We farm with completely organic procedures and practices, however we are not certified organic. We are regenerative. Firstly, we don’t use any pesticides or chemicals; we use all natural matter, soil & compost.
Why aren’t we certified organic, if we farm with organic practices? This is a long question to answer but the main reason is we don’t agree that farmers doing the right thing should be penalised. To have the organic certification status costs a lot, and to spray vegetables with chemicals and pesticides costs nothing. We believe this is backwards.
We are happy to show you exactly how we grow, and the high standards we hold ourselves to. Simply drop us a message and we can arrange to show you around the farm on one of our open days.
Blog Posts and Videos
The Misadventures of a First Year Farmer 5.) Learning to use a digger with YouTube One thing we were told by the planning regulations passed to us is where our static caravan had to be “sited”, where it had to go roughly, and we wanted it overlooking the farm so that...
The Misadventures of a First Year Farmer 4.) Day 1.... it’s stuck!Back to the field and it is officially Day 1. Emily had to get a second signature on our leases as a witness signature, and we didn’t know anyone in East Sussex at the time so on that day we signed our...
The Food Grower Podcast Episode 1 and 2 Out Now The weekly podcast that talks all things food growing with those doing amazing things from across the UK and the world. IS OUT NOW! Every week we deliver you a podcast that interviews a fantastic food grower that is...
The Misadventures of a First Year Farmer Chapter 3: Why Fanfield Farm? We named our farm Fanfield Farm, a name that is very special to me and my family. Growing up I spent summers on my Great Aunt’s Farm in Worksop, Sheffield. My Great Aunt was called Auntie Prue (to...
The Misadventures of a First Year Farmer Chapter 2: We bought a field.... So whilst the turnaround to getting this piece of land was less than a year, we know we were lucky with timings, but it felt light an eternity and a very lengthy process. It was by no means...
The Misadventures of a First Year Farmer Chapter 1 - How it all began, the year before.It all started with a dream, but I didn’t want to start with a cliche line like that but it is true. I had dreamed of living on a farm, working from the land and building my own...
"Everywhere around the world, people's eyes are being opened to the ravages of industrial agriculture; pesticides, GMOs, cancer, agribusiness."
– Jean-Martin Fortier, The Market Gardener
"It is no longer good enough to put back the same amount as we take... Sustainability is not enough. We need to regenerate!"
– Chris Huskins, Fanfield Farm
"Nearly everywhere we look, the stirrings of a revolution are becoming increasingly clear; people are farming differently."
– Helene Raymond & Jacques Mathe
"Lets' live a new definition of what it is to be a farmer: one who is at the root of the community by serving the needs of those in it"
– Curtis Stone, The Urban Farmer.