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Food Future 2030

What comes first, the change or the imagining of the change? Either way, imagination is a spectacularly powerful tool to not only help you design the change you want but also to foster the yearning that is needed to bring about the energy to make it a reality. All worthwhile change comes from a persistent

Mizuna

A Japanese leafy vegetable, a mustardy green. To achieve to follow the path of longevity and health we should all be aiming for at least two handfuls of leafy greens a day. The best way to achieve this is to source the best leaves from around the planet. What do we grow?Brassica rapa var nipposinica We grow

Will’s Weekly Wonderings

Hello and welcome to my weekly wondering, where I get to discuss or maybe ramble about the farm, something I find cool or maybe just a thought. Hopefully it will provide an insight into what the Happy Food Farm is all about and the trials tribulations of someone who is new to farming. Hope you

The Journey of a New Farmer

Written by the Beautiful Josh Salmon “wait, what?”, “how does that work?” and “ honestly I have absolutely no idea” are three phrases that I’ve  found myself saying more and more since I started at the farm in January alongside Will. A lot has certainly changed in a few short months, for one, the garlic

THISTLES

Cut thistles in May, they’ll grow in a day; Cut them in June, that is too soon; Cut them in July, then they will die This summer I have removed more thistles than I care to count, they are notorious weeds and known to be the bane of farmer and gardener alike. However, when I

We Have a Flea Beetle Problem

WILDLIFE DIARIES 01 Hello and welcome, this is my first blog post ever so introducing myself is a bit awkward but my name is Will and I am a member of the Happy Food Coop. I am here to introduce to you a celebration of the flora and fauna that call our farm home and

A World of Balance

Starting something new is always hard. The rewards that come are directly linked to the struggle. On the farm it is no different. The early days are all about trying to work out what is working and trying to see the good in the disasters. We are about halfway into our second season. The project

Farms, Shops and A Way Forward?

The situation for farmers is bleak and we need to find a way to help them. There has been a race to the bottom and many areas are now at breaking point. The health of our soils is on life support, the biomass of our insect populations dangerously low, the biodiversity of our plants and