The Community Farm is a not-for-profit social enterprise based in Chew Magna, Somerset.
Established in 2011, we’re owned and governed by 500 member stakeholders.
We grow and sell organic and locally sourced food and we involve people from our local community in growing and learning about the food they eat.
We supply fresh, local and organic food via an organic box delivery service, delivering to homes and businesses in and around Bath, Bristol, Frome, Weston-Super-Mare and the Chew Valley.
We also have a farm shop in Bath.
All of the fruit and vegetables we sell are organic, certified by the Soil Association (or the equivalent overseas).
We (and the farms that supply us) grow food in a way that supports nature; providing natural habitats and food sources for wildlife to help increase biodiversity. So while you’re eating well, so are the birds and animals around you.
Amongst the wildlife we see on the farm are tawny owls, skylarks, song thrushes, linnets, woodpeckers, buzzards, kestrels, swallows, hedgehogs and deer. We have even identified the scarce violet oil beetle!
We are committed to ethical trading
We make decisions about the products we sell based on where and how they are produced and what is in season. This means that we don’t automatically buy the cheapest, choosing instead to use suppliers that share our vision and aims.
Working with a network of organic farmers and food suppliers who share our ethics, we are able to provide a good range of local, organic and Fairtrade products for our customers, from Somerset salad to Fairtrade flapjacks.
Our profits are used to provide learning experiences for local children, adults and vulnerable people.
We provide hands-on experience of organic farming through:
Away days from work
We consider the environment and sustainability in all that we do.
We grow food organically, reduce food-miles, trade ethically, cut down on the use of fossil-fuels and do everything we can to avoid waste.