Sutton Community Farm celebrated in style with their biggest ever Harvest Festival!

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Local business Sutton Community Farm held their biggest ever Harvest Festival on Saturday 15th September! Over 450 guests from the local community joined the party to celebrate this years harvest, and all the hard work of the volunteers and staff.
Visitors to the farm enjoyed a festive, colourful and friendly afternoon. Highlights included:
● 1.5 tonnes of squash was harvested by visitors! The squash crop was ready to harvest
earlier than usual this year due to the unusually warm summer.
● 200 delicious pizzas were cooked in the wood-fired cob pizza oven, featuring Sutton
Community Farm vegetables including cherry tomato passata and roasted green peppers
● Chefs from Petershams Nursery barbequed “Candy Roaster” squash grown on the farm and served up with tasty beef kofte and chilli salsa
● Farm tours with the growing team highlighting what the farm grows and the organic principles used to protect and enhance the local environment
● Live music from the local Zero Carbon Band and a ceilidh dance hosted by The Dirty Aprons
● Mayor of Sutton, Councillor Steve Cook and Mayoress Pauline Cook attended, and met staff and volunteers, along with local councillors Moira Butt and Tim Crowley
● Wallington Animal Rescue raised £180 at their stall to support their work rehoming local pets
● A raffle with prizes from local businesses such as Shinner and Sudtone, Noah’s Health
Food Store and Gipsy Hill Brewery
● Games including sack race, tug of war, and a veg and spoon race!
Money raised from the event will support the farm’s work in the coming year. The purpose of the farm is to provide a shared space for people to cultivate skills, get exercise and make new friends.
Over 40 volunteers per week visit the farm to help with growing vegetables and packing VegBoxes and to meet new people and learn new skills. The farm also hosts educational visits; over 400 school children have visited in the last year to learn about vegetables, organic food growing and
healthy diets.
Sutton Community Farm is a 7-acre farm producing over 250 varieties of vegetables and salad, which are sold directly to over 250 customers a week all over south London and Surrey via a VegBox scheme. The farm is a community benefit society, with over 400 members from the local
community who support the farm and have a voice in how it is run.

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