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Get a Free Veg Box

Get a Free Veg Box

Get A Free Veg Box!You can now get a free veg box from us here at Fanfield Farm, simply by telling your friends and neighbours about us. Tell them all about our local, seasonal and chemical-free veg boxes and get them to mention your name at sign up and you will be...

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Free Book , 4 Days Left , and Farm Update

Free Book , 4 Days Left , and Farm Update

Free Book , 4 Days Left , and Farm Update Hey 👋 We hope you are having a good week, the sunshine is certainly helping ours and the farm really does feel like it’s in full swing now… by the end of this week we will have filled over a third of our growing beds on the...

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Recipe: Honey Glazed Parsnips

Recipe: Honey Glazed Parsnips

Recipe: Honey Glazed Parsnips Parsnips are the ultimate winter vegetable. Whilst they aren't the easiest to grow, once they get going they are happy to sit in the ground through Winter, and in fact the colder it gets... the sweeter the parsnips get! Here's a delicious...

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The Food Grower Podcast Episode 6 – Hannah (@GingerGrows1

The Food Grower Podcast Episode 6 – Hannah (@GingerGrows1

The Food Grower Podcast Episode 6 - Hannah (@GingerGrows1) – Allotment Life, Growing in North East Weather and The Growing Community on Instagram The weekly podcast that talks all things food growing with those doing amazing things from across the UK and the world....

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7.) Fencing = Not Walking

7.) Fencing = Not Walking

The Misadventures of a First Year Farmer 7.) Fencing = Not Walking So the track was in, the next thing to do was to put in a fence between our farm and the neighbouring farm taking on the next part of the big open field. We not only wanted to clearly mark out our...

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6.) Quick, Get A Pump!!!

6.) Quick, Get A Pump!!!

The Misadventures of a First Year Farmer 6.) Quick, get a pump! When designing the track we had decided at the same time it was worth putting in the trench to run the water cable and electricity cable. We had decided to share the track build with our neighbours who...

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5.) Learning to use a Digger with YouTube

5.) Learning to use a Digger with YouTube

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...

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4.) Day 1…. it’s stuck!

4.) Day 1…. it’s stuck!

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...

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The Food Grower Podcast – Out Now

The Food Grower Podcast – Out Now

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...

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3.) Why Fanfield Farm?

3.) Why Fanfield Farm?

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...

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2.) We bought a field….

2.) We bought a field….

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...

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1.) How it all began, the year before.

1.) How it all began, the year before.

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...

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Recipe: Wild Garlic & Nettle Risotto

Recipe: Wild Garlic & Nettle Risotto

Recipe: Wild Garlic & Nettle RisottoIf you are out for a Spring walk with family this Easter weekend then why not pick up a few delicious foraged items that you are likely to see, and make a delicious Spring meal when you get back. Honestly, if you have never...

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On The Farm – March 2021 Update

On The Farm – March 2021 Update

On The Farm - March 2021 UpdateLast night was the Vernal Equinox which to many growers marks the end of darker Winters and the start of lighter Spring. Practically it means from today there is more daylight than there is dark. Not only does this feel great for our...

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Recipe: Carrot & Parsnip Soup

Recipe: Carrot & Parsnip Soup

Recipe: Carrot and Parsnip SoupIt's been a super super cold week, and therefore the best lunch we can imagine is this easy and creamy soup that fills you with warmth and delicious veg!Ingredients: 3 tbsp Good Quality Olive Oil Onion, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves,...

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Recipe: Beaut Beetroot Burgers

Recipe: Beaut Beetroot Burgers

Recipe: Beaut Beetroot Burgers We absolutely love these, and once when making them we were told we could open a takeaway for them... think we will stick to the veg growing. But we are delighted to be sharing the recipe with the tweaks that we have made over the last...

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Recipe: Turnip Tartiflette

Recipe: Turnip Tartiflette

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...

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Recipe: Hearty Chickpea & Chard Soup

Recipe: Hearty Chickpea & Chard Soup

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...

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