Harvest Festival

On Saturday 13th September we held our very first Harvest Festival - a celebration of our first season growing food together and all we've achieved. We invited all our families, supporters, donors and other interested parties for a look around the farm, shared some food and drink, and played games and a raffle to raise some extra money for FoodSmiles. It was a brilliant afternoon and our guests were suitably impressed with our progress - we even added a few new names to our waiting list!

Thanks very much to all who helped make it such a success, and to all those who came along. Those who donated food or raffle prizes include local restaurants Lussman's and That Little Place, The Pudding Stop, The Courtyard Cafe, Charlie's Coffee and Redbournbury Mill - many thanks!

After sowing our very first seeds on 23rd April, we began taking our first harvests on 2nd July, and in the 11 weeks since then we've harvested an amazing 160kg potatoes, 71kg courgettes, 42kg cucumbers, 42kg spinach and chard, 34kg lettuce, rocket and mustard, 31kg beetroots, 20kg carrots, 10kg tomatoes, plus beans, spring onions, chillies, calabrese and more! Teamwork's a wonderful thing :-)

Below are a few pictures of the afternoon, taken by Transition St Albans.