Vacancy: Seasonal Grower

An exciting opportunity for a paid grower to join our team as we enter our second growing season. At Wellington Community Food we grow vegetables on 2.5 acres within a 12 acre field in the heart of Wellington, Somerset. In our first year 2023 we produced 18 veg boxes a week, in 2024 we plan… Continue reading Vacancy: Seasonal Grower

2024 Crop Share Offer

We have a limited number of Crop Shares available now for 2024. Join our Community Benefit Society and enjoy eating fresh, healthy food grown on our sustainable, biodiverse farm in Wellington. Crop Shares are for 6 months of weekly veg boxes, paid in advance to fund our grower and enable us to buy seeds, materials,… Continue reading 2024 Crop Share Offer

Planting Begins!

Our first volunteer planting session was a real success. We marked out the beds, put up the rabbit-proof fencing and planted 3000 onions and 30kg of seed potatoes. Thanks to everyone who was able to come and help at short notice. There is still plenty more to do! If you would like to get involved,… Continue reading Planting Begins!

Ploughing the Plot

After what has seemed like an endless cycle of rain the ground has finally dried out enough to plough and harrow the trial plot. Why plough? We are aiming for a minimal tillage system in order to disturb the soil as little as possible. However, it was decided that an initial plough and harrow was… Continue reading Ploughing the Plot

£10,000 grant awarded to WCF

Exciting news for Wellington Community Food! It’s been a while since we have given an update but we now have some things to shout about that we want to share with you. We have been awarded our first funding – a Growing Grant of £10,000 from Somerset Community Foundation! Growing Grants support community-led food projects… Continue reading £10,000 grant awarded to WCF

Read our Business Plan

Our business plan is now available to view. This is a working document that sets out our vision and objectives. It also describes the capital investment requirements and activities of the farm. It is a living document and we will update it periodically as we develop the farm model with our members. Click below to… Continue reading Read our Business Plan

Town and District Councils Support Purchase of ‘Green Corridor’

Somerset West and Taunton (SWT) Council says it has secured funds, subject to approval, to purchase approximately 63 acres of land between the Basins and Rockwell Green, including the proposed site of Wellington Community Food. If approved, this would present a really exciting development. If SWT is unable to proceed with the purchase then Wellington… Continue reading Town and District Councils Support Purchase of ‘Green Corridor’

Wellington Community Food incorporates as a Community Benefit Society

We are pleased to announce that after working on this for over a year Wellington Community Food is now fully set up as a Community Benefit Society.  We held our first meeting as a Society last week and we are excited that things are starting to come together in a more formal way.  This puts… Continue reading Wellington Community Food incorporates as a Community Benefit Society