Sutton Community Farm is a community-owned farm and veg box scheme, on a beautiful 7.1 acre smallholding with views towards the skyline of central London. Our VegBox scheme supplies fresh, local, seasonal veggies across South London and East Surrey.
In 2010, local charity Bioregional carried out a community consultation which highlighted demand for more local food and a way to cultivate skills, get exercise and make new friends. We found a patch of unused land and then invited people to come and help out! Since then the farm has become a thriving enterprise centred around its VegBox scheme serving around 300 homes per week, as well as a recognised and valuable community asset supported by over 25 volunteers each week.
We aim to demonstrate a replicable, viable model of a farm that is representative of the food system and community cooperation we want to see all over the country and world.
Sutton Community Farm Veg Scheme
We grow our own vegetables at the farm and source other organic vegetables grown as close to London as possible, ensuring minimum food miles and that everything is freshly harvested.
We support small-scale, organic British farmers, including those working towards organic certification. By trading with farmers directly, we help them earn a fair price for their produce and encourage sustainable agricultural growth.
We are a community-led farm and veg scheme. We provide fresh fruit and veg to the community, create an inclusive space for the community to cultivate skills and support land-based employment.
Sutton Community Farm is a not-for-profit enterprise. Surplus money is invested back into our mission to
1. To increase local food supply, grown sustainably;
2. To create inclusive, shared spaces for the community to cultivate skills;
3. To be community led;
4. To achieve economic stability, supporting land-based employment.
See a short film about us here