Community Harvest Whetstone will be celebrating a successful year at its AGM on Saturday February 4th, which will be followed by a 70s/80s disco. Come along to find out about the project and opportunities for getting involved, and for a great evening with great food.
Venue: Stoneygate Baptistt Church, London Road, Leicester, from 6pm to 10.30pm
Timetable: 6pm AGM; 7pm: Drinks; 7.30-10.30: Disco with bring and share food
A huge range of activities at this family event happening on Sunday 9th October, including the potato harvest for Community Harvest Whetstone..
On SUNDAY OCTOBER 9th 11am – 4.00pm at Whetstone Pastures Farm, Gorse Lane, Whetstone
Whetstone Pastures Farm is 2 miles S of Blaby on the A426
* Guided Nature Walks Trailer Rides
*Make & Bake Pizza in Wood fired Oven
* The Story of BREAD! Bake your own!
Workshops * Demos* Tastings
Smoothie Bike – Pedal Power your fruit drink!
Knitting * Crafts * Morsbags
Veggie growing and SPUD focus
Local foods to Taste and Buy
If you’re interested in a weekly supply of fresh, locally produced, seasonal vegetables but don’t have the time or means to go and collect them from the farm every Saturday or Sunday you may like to know that you can now collect them from the Ecohouse on Hinckley Road, Leicester.
Community Harvest Whetstone (CHW) – a project initiated by Transition Leicester in 2009 – is a Community Supported Agriculture cooperative growing vegetables at Whetstone Pastures Farm, near Blaby, 6 miles south of Leicester.
The vegetables are distributed among subscribing members, or crop-sharers, who come weekly to the farm to collect their small or large share of vegetables.
Until now only those who were prepared to travel weekly to Whetstone could become members. But from this month the Leicester Ecohouse has been made available by Groundwork Leicester and Leicestershire as a drop off and collection point for our vegetables.
Vegetables are priced at £650/yr for a large weekly share or £340 for a small one. That works out as £12.50 and £6.50 respectively plus a £1 weekly charge for boxing and delivering to the Ecohouse.
If you’re interested please contact CHW treasurer Keith Campbell on 0116/2571897 (leave a message) or on 07860 388525 or visit our website. Forms to become members, crop-sharers or even investors are also available there.
See the poster below for more info about this event at our Community Supported Agriculture project…
See the flyer below for info on becoming a Community Harvest Whetstone cropsharer…
This coming Sunday 12th June is Open Farm Sunday across the country and Whetstone Pastures Farm will open its gates to the public between 10.30 and 4.30 for a fun filled day of activities and stalls. Click here for more info.
Community Harvest Whetstone will be present with an information stall and will also be holding a Community Day, between 10 and 5, with some work in the field and time to chat and eat together.
We’ll meet at 10am at the Fruit Fields (see directions below). If you need to contact us call: 07746 459562
Children are always very welcome to join us for the task or play in the playbarn.
Please be aware that they’ll remain their parents’ responsibility at all times.
Do remember to bring some lunch and suitable clothing (and hats/suncream!) for outside work and play.