Category Archives: Blog

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Summer workdays

The next workday at Valpy Avenue will be on Saturday 12th August, 10am-2pm. We are making progress with clearing the new site and preparing the plots, and we hope you’ll be able to come and give us a hand next Saturday, 12th August. Digging, chatting […]

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Buddying scheme

Buddying up with others to share collections is a great way to reduce visits to the hub and make the collection task less onerous. It’s also a really good way of getting to know other members and grow our community. Some members are doing this […]

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1000 miles cycle ride in aid of Norwich Farmshare

FarmShare member Owen Bushell is off on an exciting adventure, cycling 1,000 miles from the South of France to the UK. He’s kindly raising money for FarmShare, please consider donating: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/Cycling-for-Farmshare

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Second FarmShare site at Whitlingham

EXCITING NEWS UPDATE! We have found a beautiful 3-acre site! In addition to the lovely allotment site at Valpy Avenue, we are fortunate to have been offered a larger site down the bottom of Whitlingham Lane (beyond the A47 bridge). When we visited the site […]

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Norwich FarmShare has a new home!

EXCITING UPDATE: We have a new farm site! We will be relocating to Valpy Avenue allotments (a few miles from the city centre). The area totals around an acre, spread across various plots with several sheds and fruit bushes already in situ. The council are […]

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Site update

Towards the end of the Feasibility Study process, the consultants recommended the Intwood Carr Meadow site in Cringleford as the most suitable option for FarmShare. Unfortunately, this site is no longer available due to unforeseen changes with the land owners’ situation. We are currently in […]

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Tips for storing and preserving your vegetables

Come and visit this page soon for some great ideas about how to keep your FarmShare vegetables fresh and happy! I found the following general tips in a booklet from the lovely folks at the Unicorn Grocery co-op in Manchester (go and visit if you […]

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Feasibility Stage 1 Report

Click here for the full report from the first stage of the Feasibility Study, written by Rosalind Bacon, looking for new land for FarmShare. It details what we’ve been up to over the past months and contains information on and feedback from the Community Consultation […]

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Sign up in November and get a week’s veg for free!

Offer extended one day – sign up on or by 1 December to enjoy some delicious free veg.  Love local food? Care about the planet? Want to be part of a vibrant community and a budding local economy? Join Norwich FarmShare for delicious seasonal, organic […]

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Indian Summer

With the weather still holding good, growing things don’t seem to be slowing down.  We found this amazing mop as we entered the hub this week.  Definitely one for a crazy photo award…and proof that FarmShare is still green-fingered.  The mop was used to clean down the […]

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Seeking New Home!

Norwich FarmShare is searching for new land within 10 miles of Norwich to restart its award-winning community farm. For six years the scheme has been producing local, seasonal, ecologically grown vegetables for its members and educational opportunities to the wider community. It won the overall prize in […]

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Moving in this Weather!

What lovely weather this May is bringing us.  This was great news for the first Norwich Vegan Festival held on Saturday 7th at the Forum.  The FarmShare stall attended, and with Bug Hotel making, guess the number of nuts in the jar, Leon’s plants to […]