The Community Farm

Chew Valley, Somerset

The Community Farm is a community-owned social enterprise, growing and selling organic food through a box delivery service across Bristol and Bath. Everything grown at the farm is organic and is regularly inspected by the Soil Association.

“Not only does organic farming produce very tasty fruit and vegetables, it also provides a rich habitat for wildlife to thrive in. Amongst the plethora of wildlife living on the farm are skylarks, woodpeckers, lapwings, yellowhammers, buzzards, kestrels, stoats, badgers and deer.”

Almost all of the crops are propagated on the farm. The growing operation is situated 200m from the wholesale warehouse, allowing the crops to move quickly from the field to the fridge in a very short amount of time, ensuring maximum freshness!

Their aim is to help people develop a better understanding of where their food comes from, reconnect with the land on which their food is grown, and learn more about sustainable farming.  With 15 acres of organic farmland in the Chew Valley, five poly tunnels and various projects running on the site, they are perfectly positioned to so!

“We grow and sell organic and locally sourced food as well as involve people from our local community in growing and learning about the food they eat.”

The Community Farm are one of our collection hubs and are critical to us being able to offer the diverse range of produce from across Somerset that we do.  Jake, who runs the warehouse, sorts out our produce needs from Farrington’s, Plowright, Stone Age and other producers, along with produce from the Farm, and gets it ready for Ian or Rob to collect each Wednesday morning.

This system of collection hubs helps us keep travel distances down whilst ensuring the produce is freshly picked and of the highest quality by inserting another layer of quality control which starts with the producer, and is then checked again at every stage to the point where it leaves our warehouse on it’s way to you!