Who are we?
Chestnuts Farm is a small family run business, watch our video to see all of us! COVID-19 has stopped us bringing our community together physically, but we're still together virtually and our members are getting to receive their first shares.
What's the aim?
Our aim is for fresh, healthy, locally grown vegetables to be a choice accessible to our whole community, rather than a luxury. We want to use our facilities to support harder to reach groups (e.g homeless, recently housed and vulnerable), and educate the younger generation on where their food comes from and how it can be grown sustainably.
How will we spend the money?
The money that we raise will enable us to expand and accept more members, as well as allowing us to begin work with schools and young children. The packing shed we are aiming to build gives us a safe, dry space to host events, groups and a space for our members to collect their shares.
Diversity in farming...
We believe that food and farming should belong to ordinary people. Farming can feel like a bit of a closed shop, and we'd like to change that and bring about greater diversity in the farming industry. We'd like to see people growing food for their communities as successful, small businesses, created by people who care about the land and their food. During and following Covid-19 this is especially important to us, as we feel people have been brought together as a community and can work together to bring their food production to a much more local level.