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
How to Grow Lettuce in the UK Our growing diary of lettuce in the UK 2019. Lettuce is seen as something that is easy to grow in the UK, but many have heard this and found it untrue when growing from seed. Whilst we haven't ever experienced difficulty in growing, we...
How to Grow Tomatoes in the UK My growing diary of tomatoes in the UK 2019. Growing tomatoes in gardens and on the patio over recent years has seen up and down results in the past for me. Planting from seed, sticking them in a patio pot and hoping for yummy tomatoes...
How to Grow Salanova Lettuce in the UK This video is the complete rundown on how to grow Salanova Lettuce. Salanova is awesome, it’s not easy to get hold of in the UK but I have found a supplier and am growing it in big beds ready to increase next growing season. In...
Fanfield Farm - The Story When I was a young boy, my parents used to take me, from our home town Southampton, up to Worksop near Sheffield to spend time on my Great Aunts Farm. Auntie Prue was a formidable and incredibly strong woman who in the local community needed...
"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.