This summer the Fold Farm is trialling a small weekly veg box scheme.
Each week until Christmas we supply the best freshly-picked, seasonal organic veg from the Fold Farm, creating as varied a selection as we can from the 70+ varieties of vegetables we grow, as well as some fruit. For most of the year the boxes contain 100% Fold-grown vegetables (when our own harvests of staple vegetables finish we may buy in organic onions and carrots from other local producers).
We offer a subscription for a box every week until Christmas for £10/week. Or you can order boxes as-and-when at a cost of £12 each. You can order online, by email or phone and pay either by BACS or on collection. You’ll be able to collect boxes on any weekday of your choice, and we’ll fill them with the freshest, tastiest offerings from the plot.
We really hope you’ll consider supporting us with a subscription, helping to develop this fledgling business and shape how the market garden grows in future years.
The last box collection day will be December 24th 2018. There will be an additional weekend collection available just before Christmas.
“The boxes were a real source of delight to us. It was lovely to get such a variety of vegetables and to try things we had not eaten before.”
“We had used veg boxes quite a few years before but we found the Fold boxes to be significantly better. We found the vegetables so fresh, interesting and full of flavour. And the generous box-fulls seemed excellent value.”
“I loved how [the vegetables] remained fresh for days. I never knew what I was going to get and loved unpacking it.”
Boxes contain on average 10 items, a mix between leafy vegetables, fruit, roots and herbs. Some of our previous customers have found it feeds two, some find it enough for four – it depends on how much veg you eat!
Pay-as-you-go boxes are £12 each (£360 for 30 week season). You can subscribe for a box every week for £10 a week.
If you would like to subscribe to the box scheme but aren’t able to pay up front, you can pay quarterly instead.
If you want to subscribe to the scheme then you can email or call us to register. To make pay-as-you-go orders then you need to contact the farm each week. We need at least 24 hours’ notice of a cancellation or change to a normal delivery day. We don’t make custom boxes, but if there are one or two items you particularly don’t want to receive then please let us know.
Subscriptions can be paid by BACS transfer or in the Fold Farm shop, and boxes collected from the Fold Farm Shop (during opening hours). If you are unable to collect during opening hours then you can collect from a pre-arranged location at the Fold.
For pay-as-you-go customers you can collect and pay for your box at the Fold Farm Shop. If you are unable to collect during opening hours then we can arrange online payment and an out-of-hours collection point at the Fold. We are developing an online payment system for boxes on our website – coming soon!
If you are interested in joining the scheme but can’t make it to the Fold to collect your box, please get in touch anyway, we may be able to arrange a drop off point in a location convenient to you, or perhaps someone you know can collect it for you?
For pay-as-you-go boxes we ask for 24 hours’ notice of cancellation. If you are unable to collect a subscription box (for example if you are on holiday) you are welcome to donate your box for a friend to collect or you can talk to the farm about a refund.
The Fold Farm is managed and tended to by growers Laura and Raphy with help from trainees El and Claire. We are all passionate about healthy food, environment and people. The farm team are assisted by weekly volunteers Moira and Catherine, with help from the participants and volunteers of the Fold Care Farm.
We love being able to sell our produce direct to the customer and value your questions and feedback. If you would like to spend the day on the farm, or have a short tour to see where your veg comes from then contact the farm to arrange.