Tregullas Farm Local veg patch

by rona-nevil in Lizard

We did it
On 3rd January 2014 we successfully raised £1,225 with 28 supporters in 42 days

To help fund the setup of a vegetable enterprise on mainland Britain's most Southerly Farm to produce vegetables for local sales to restaurants and retail customers in and around The Lizard.

by rona-nevil in Lizard

We are Rona and Nevil with our 5 children that are aged from 9 to 15. We are first generation farmers, that means we were not born on a farm, but after meeting at agricultural college we have worked hard to be become farm tenants. Starting off on a small rundown hill farm we have now been lucky enough to be picked as National Trust tenants on the spectacularly beautiful Tregullas Farm. Tregullas Farm has great soil and has in the past produced cauliflowers and early potatoes as well as supporting a dairy herd that supplied milk to local teashops.

 

Over the last few years the farm has been neglected, hedges are in disrepair and soil organic matter is low. Our vision is to bring Tregullas Farm back to life as a farm that provides produce to local people and businesses at the same time improving the local environment. Already we are supplying our tasty duck and chicken eggs locally and we have a flock of quail arriving soon.

 

Funding fencing for livestock, more animals for the extra fields and numerous other equipment needed on a new farm means that our capital has been spread very thin. So this project is to raise some funds to develope a veg enterprise on just 1acre in the first year, but expanding to 5 by 2016. Here we are looking to grow garlic, brassicas, salad leaves and some flowers for cutting.These will be sold to the local community and to the local businesses so they can offer the best Cornish produce to their customers.

To make this project a success we need to purchase seeds, hand tools and a set of discs to enable us to cultivate small areas of land as we need to plant them. This will mean that we can improve the soil structure and reduce the reliance on contractors. Long term success of the project will mean that we will be able to offer some rewarding local employment and fresh low cost produce with zero food miles

 

Thank you for taking time to read this and we hope you are able to support us to achieve our dream of making Tregullas Farm come alive again.

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Collect a mixture of our exciting produce from the farm to include Garlic, salad leaves and eggs. Available from August 2014

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Garlic lovers essentials...mix pack of two varieties of garlic grown at Tregullas Farm and fabulous smoked garlic. 5 bulbs in total delivered by post to mainland UK

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Collect 2 baskets of our exciting produce from the farm to include Garlic, salad leaves, hen and duck eggs.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Hamper of produce from Tregullas delivered by courier to mainland UK. To include garlic, vegetables and some carefully packed duck and quail eggs. This reward will be delivered on date you choose in July to October 2014.

£75 or more

£75 Reward

Be a Farmer for the day for 2 people. Experience life at Mainland Britain's most Southerly Farm. Collect the eggs, feed the animals and you may even get to drive the tractor. Depending on the season there may be calves or lambs to help with, shearing or harvest, life is always busy on a mixed farm. Home made lunch included and the chance to pick some veg from the enterprise you have help fund.

£90 or more

£90 Reward

family be a farmer for a day. Bring the family and have a fun filled day learning about how a mixed family farm is run. Feed the animals, collect the eggs and help with the enterprise that you have helped to fund. Lunch included and a guided trip to the beach is a must. Come and find out why we love to farm.

£150 or more

£150 Reward

Stay 1night for 2 people in twin or double room in our farmhouse and experience life at Britain's most southerly farm. Join in with the chores, feed the animals, collect the eggs and learn how many things happen on a mixed family farm. Let us show some of our spectacular walks across the farm and explore the beautiful beaches all within walking distance from our home. This reward must be booked 4 weeks prior to arriving.

£200 or more

£200 Reward

Family stay for 1night at Tregullas Farm. Experience life at Britain's most southerly mainland farm and have a chance to get involved with the daily chores including collecting eggs, feeding animals and helping with the veg enterprise you have helped fund. This reward is a great way for children to learn where there food is grown and experience the magic of farming in a safe environment. When the chores are finished let us guide you to our local beaches just a short walk across the fields where you can build sandcastles and swim. Home cooked breakfast and picnic included. This reward must be booked 4 weeks prior to arriving.

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