Sutton Community Farm's Summer Open Day

community summer organic farm open day
Hosted by Kentish Town Vegbox
Facilitators
Add to calendar Google · ICS
Share
QR code

You must buy a ticket from Sutton Community Farm's event page

Come to Sutton Community Farm's Summer Open Day on Saturday 13 July from 10am - 4pm to enjoy time on the farm, join a tour, eat delicious food, and take part in farm activities that are fun for all the family.

All money raised through this event goes directly towards supporting Sutton Community Farm, London's only community-owned fruit and veg farm.

 

Farm Tours

  • Join an engaging, fun and informative tour of the whole farm, learn how we grow food, understand key principles in organic horticulture, and appreciate seasonality by seeing what is growing in the summer!
  • Best enjoyed by adults and children aged 12 and older
  • Each tour is one hour long, there are seven tours scheduled throughout the day
  • Please book a ticket for a specific tour and arrive to the farm at least 10 minutes before your tour starts

 

Salad Growing Workshops

  • We'll be running two salad growing workshops for you to learn all about how to grow salad, and have a go at sowing seeds and taking it home with you
  • Taking place at 11.40am and 2.20pm, book via our tickets page (includes general entry)
  • Best enjoyed by adults, keen children can accompany

 

Food & Drink

  • We will be selling seasonal, organic and delicious food using our farm ingredients where we can
  • Wood-fired pizza and seasonal veg salads
  • Cakes and sweet treats
  • Hot and cold drinks, beer and cider
  • Payment by card only, we will not be accepting cash

 

Activities

  • Compost Disco: get stuck in and try your hand at turning our compost while digging to the beat!
  • Scavenger Hunt: solve clues around the farm to explore and engage
  • Pond Dipping: investigate what is living in and around our ponds
  • Games: farm classics such as tug-o-war and sack racing
  • Arts table for children
  • Farm shop stall with a seasonal selection from our online farm shop
  • Volunteer information stall, find out how to get involved in the farm
  • Outdoor seating, to enjoy time relaxing on our lovely farm

 

Tickets

When booking tickets please book either:

- A time-specific farm tour ticket (includes General Admission)

OR

- A time-specific Salad Growing Workshop (includes General Admission)

OR

- General Admission (suitable for people not wishing to join a farm tour or workshop)

Adult tickets are £6

Free for under 18s - no need to book

We are also offering discounted tickets (£3) for those on lower incomes - see our FAQs below for more info.

 

Car Parking

Car parking is limited, so please consider coming by public transport, bicycle or on foot if you can.

The main pedestrian entrance to the farm is in the hedge opposite Flitton's Plant Nursery at 51 Woodmansterne Lane, Wallington, SM6 0SW.

Car parking will be available on the farm (via 40a Telegraph Track, SM6 0SH), with further parking on Woodmansterne Lane (SM6 0SW). Please do not park inside or in front of Flitton's car park!

 

About Sutton Community Farm

Sutton Community Farm is located in Wallington, south London. We grow more than 40 types of fruit and veg throughout the year on our organic 7-acre mixed-crop farm. We deliver fresh food directly to 450+ households a week throughout south London and parts of Surrey via our online farm shop. We support the livelihoods of many other organic farmers further afield.

Our farm builds community and improves wellbeing through people-powered food production that is good for people and planet. More than 70 weekly volunteers come to the farm to help with growing vegetables and packing customer orders. Our farm also has structured training programmes teaching young people about agroecological food growing.

Our business model is a Community Benefit Society (a form of co-op), with over 450 members from the wider community collectively owning the farm. All money raised through online farm shop sales and farm events is reinvested back into our community enterprise.

Feedback on Kentish Town Vegbox's events