On Saturday, eight of us (Ange, Jeff, Gary, Michelle, Gabbi, Chris (new member), Tracey, Penelope) visited Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm, organised by Kirsten Glendinning of the Soil Association. Oak Tree also have an entry on their blog for this visit, for more pictures.
It was more like a regional meeting of Community Farms, as there were also people there from
- Bungay Community Bees
- Diss Community Farm
- Transition Cambridge OnionShare
- Norwich Farm Share
- Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm CSA
- Wakelyns Potato Club
Gabbi, our grower, met several of the other growers, and we are hoping this will be the beginning of ongoing contacts between the groups to share ideas and for mutual support.
We had lots of good advice from Kirsten. My favourite comment from her was that we should emphasize to our members and our recruitment that we are not trying to simply compete with the supermarkets, especially just on price, we are pioneering a different approach to agriculture and food that is community based and local.