We sell our food to the public through a vegetable bag scheme...
It’s an amazing and innovative scheme, with great food and a sense of community. We hold work days, Harvest festival events and other activities. Most of our Crop-share holders stay with us for years and feel part of Growing Well, and those that do leave often join us as Friends instead, so they can stay part of our community.
Before signing up, it’s important however that you understand the difference between our scheme and others.
1. We only sell food that we grow ourselves at Low Sizergh Farm.
However, it also means that it’s seasonal. It’s a windy hill in Cumbria, that isn’t going to be producing tomatoes in December. Click ‘What’s in the Bag’ to see what a ‘typical’ bag will look like through the year.
2. It’s organic.
However, it also means that we sometimes have rabbits and other pests that can decimate crops overnight. This results in a vegetable bag that is sometimes a surprise!
3.Your garden will (probably) look like our garden.
However, we don’t have heated polytunnels, and the soil is still Cumbrian. If you’re a keen gardener, you’ll likely be growing similar vegetables to us, at a similar time. Most of our produce is harvested between July and November, with fewer bags outside this time. If you do grow at home, you might find that you’re overwhelmed in the summer months.
However, it also means that it’s seasonal. It’s a windy hill in Cumbria, that isn’t going to be producing tomatoes in December. Click ‘What’s In The Bag’ to see what a ‘typical’ bag will look like through the year.
4. You need to collect.
5. It’s an annual commitment
However, to get the full value of your share, you need to stay for a full year. This is a commitment that you need to be aware of before signing up. If you do need to leave within the year, we would expect you to find someone to take over your share commitment.