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February 4th: Community Harvest Whetstone AGM and 70s/80s Disco

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

October 9th: Community Food Day at Whetstone Pastures

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

Veg from Community Harvest Whetstone available from Leicester Ecohouse

Good news:
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.

July 2nd: Community Harvest Whetstone barbecue and community day

See the poster below for more info about this event at our Community Supported Agriculture project…

Last chance to get veg from Community Harvest Whetstone in 2011/12

See the flyer below for info on becoming a Community Harvest Whetstone cropsharer…

June 12th: Open farm sunday and Community Day at Community Harvest Whetstone

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.

Spring Community Harvest Whetstone Newsletter!

Welcome to the Spring issue of CHW Newsletter.


In this edition:
CHW Journal: Activity since the last newsletter;
Climate Friendly Communities Grant;
Crop sharing and investment update’;
What we’re harvesting now;
Crop-sharer Questionnaires;
CHW event diary. Continue reading