Bringing Regenerative Local Food Right To Your Table
Fanfield Farm is an Ecological Community Farm in Arlington, East Sussex. We grow regeneratively, and work hard to regerate the soils and environment around us.
Bringing fresh, local and delicious vegetables through veg boxes to East Sussex.
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 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 environement than we take at every stage.
Throughout the summer season of 2020 we provided seasonal veg boxes of beautiful veg, grown with regenerative practices. Completely chemical free.
This Autumn and Winter we are delivering veg boxes to doors including a mix of our veg and only the best other seasonal uk veg too!
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.
Then simply come and collect from the farm.
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
Throughout Lockdown 2.0 we are now also opening Fridays 10am – 3pm.
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
Recipe: Tasty Turnip Tartiflette Turnips seem to have gone out of fasion lately but they are some of the best and all year round veg available. We have purple top turnips available in this weeks veg box and therefore wanted to put together this recipe which is an...
Recipe: Hearty Chickpea & Chard Soup When it's cold your body uses so much more energy just trying to stay warm, especially if you work outside like we do. That's why we love this wonderful soup recipe as not only does it warm you up, but is also full of delicious...
Recipe: Potato & Savoy Curry It is getting to the time of year where we want hearty food to help our bodies fight off the cold without loosing too much energy. Normally we look at a box with potatoes and cabbage in and think about soups or stews. But this week we...
Autumn Farm, Garden & Allotment Jobs With greyer skies, plenty of orange leaves on the ground and temperatures dropping it most definitely feels like Autumn is here, and with rains coming in we have some clues as to what the next few months are going to be like....
Summer News from Fanfield FarmWe hope you are enjoying the summer and you have been able to return to some sort of normality and enjoy some of the sunshine. The summer is the busiest time of the year for farms like us, and we underestimated just how busy we would be,...
We Need Your Help - Building a Community Farm We are building a community farm for the future of East Sussex... that produces great organic veg, and is a place for the community to get out into nature, get their hands dirty and learn how to grow food on this scale....
"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.