The 1st October marks the CSA Network's first ever nationwide open day, celebrating CSAs across the country, raising awareness and encouraging people to get involved with their local group. Handily, it also coincides with the closing weekend of the St Albans and Harpenden Food and Drink Festival, and to mark both occasions we will be holding an Open Day at FoodSmiles - and we'd love it if you came along!
1st October, 1-5pm
FoodSmiles St Albans, Hammonds End Farm, Hammonds
End Lane, off
Redbourn Lane, Harpenden, AL5 2AY. When you
enter the farmyard, turn left after the barn on the left and find us through
the wooden gate. (Please drive very slowly in the farmyard area.)
along for a tour and to see what we do, or bring gardening gloves and
get involved with the day's seasonal tasks, which will likely include
sowing seeds for winter, planting out seedlings in a polytunnel,
spreading manure and building new compost bins. There will be an opportunity to taste and compare the tomato varieties we grow here, and there will be a short talk on home composting 2-3pm. You'll also be welcome
to ask questions about growing your own at home.
Admission is free (though donations are welcome and will go towards helping us to expand).
Tea will be provided, along with a selection of cakes made with vegetables!
Strong shoes are essential as the ground can be uneven underfoot, and please bring gardening gloves if you'd like to join in with the work.
We look forward to seeing you there!