The Tattie Hoaker

AidenI had a wonderful visit today to Aidan at The Tattie Hoaker Community Farm.

New lifeIt was fascinating talking to Aidan and being shown around the farm. The farm is Community supported agriculture (CSA) which is a partnership between farmers and the local community, in which the responsibilities, risks and rewards of farming are shared. Benefits are enjoyed by all sides: farmers for instance can receive a more stable and secure income and closer connection with their community, and consumers can benefit by eating fresh healthy food, feeling more connected to the land where their food is grown and learning new skills. The Tattie Hoaker is becoming a community farm, and would love for you to get involved. There are also opportunities for people to have allotments.

DSCF6658 DSCF6659I was greeted by the chickens freely roaming around.

OnionsThese are tiny onions! Isn’t that amazing! Aidan sells his produce in SuperValu in Grange and you can also buy it directly from the farm.

PinkWouldn’t it be great to have green fingers! This beautiful plant was in bloom, I think it’s a camellia but might be wrong.

RowsAll the rows are ready for the vegetable plants to go in. The potatoes are already in but it’ll take a while for them to start sprouting.

SaladJust look at this for a salad! Have you ever seen anything so pretty and it’s all organic too…it’s almost too good to eat. I’m looking forward to my next visit to the farm 🙂

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  1. Looks very interesting! We have CSAs here in France too, they are called AMAPs, they are getting more popular, the consumer gets a basket of fresh seasonal veggies, and the farmer has a guaranteed customer base. It’s a great idea.

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