Organic food farm opens gates to vistors this weekend - The Leamington Observer

Organic food farm opens gates to vistors this weekend

AN ORGANIC food farm in Leamington is inviting residents to learn all about its vegetable and fruit growing scheme.

Canalside Community Food is hosting an open day at its farm near Radford Semele on Saturday (October 16) from 11am.

As well as the opportunity to explore the vegetable-growing fields, polytunnels, willow-woven tunnels, and the fruit orchard, there will be a fund-raising fete with activities, including apple pressing, guess the weight of the pumpkin, t-shirt printing and refreshments.

Canalside grows all the produce provided in its weekly produce boxes.

Around 170 households in the local area subscribe to the scheme.

Spokesperson Ali Jeffery said: “People often tell us they drive past our gate every day and have always wondered what we do, so we think that opening the gates and showing people round is a great way for them to find out how Canalside works and how they can get involved. We also want people to know about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) as a successful model of farming, because there is more demand than existing CSA farms can serve – both locally and nationally.”

Funds raised will go towards buying an extra field for more fruit trees.

Two free tours will begin at 11am and 2pm and cash donations are welcomed for any other activities.

Visitors are invited to bring a picnic.

Visit for more information.


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