Get your pork now for Christmas
Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Farm reared frozen pork available now - bacon and gammon coming in this week - book now to avoid disappointment.

Or why not call into the Farm to buy the best pork in town (at least we think so!!).   Sausages available include Garlic; Lincolnshire; Chili; Leek and Stilton; and Sundried Tomato and Basil.  Joints and faggots also available to pick up now.

Know the name name of the meat you eat!

While you are buying your meat, why not stop for a cuppa in our café and then have a wander around the Farm to see what our volunteers have been getting up to this winter. 

 
Volunteers Take Over Farm for the Day
Thursday, 05 June 2014
The Farm is handing over the running of the weekly volunteer day this Thursday, 5 June, to its volunteers as part of Volunteers’ Week 2014. Volunteers’ Week is an annual event which takes place on 1 to 7 June and celebrates the contribution made by millions of volunteers across the UK. 

2014 sees the 30th anniversary of the event, and the Farm will be celebrating by holding a volunteer led day between 10am and 4pm. The volunteer’s will be running their own skills share workshops and have come up with a list of workshops they want to hold including Pin Hole Camera and developing photographs, making elderflower cordial, beekeeping and wool spinning.  To feed the hungry attendees during the day, the volunteers who help out in the kitchen will be cooking pigeon pie and there will also be a barbecue and camp fire to bring all the volunteers together at the end of the day. 

Speaking about his time at the Farm, regular volunteer Adam Cooper 27 from Portmead, says: “I have been coming the Farm since I was about 11 and I love every moment of it.  We are always learning new skills, trying different things and you get to meet loads of people.  I am looking forward to this Thursday as we are going to be learning new skills from other volunteers like Pin Hole Camera and how to develop great pictures and I am also looking forward to trying pigeon pie!” 
 

“Our volunteers are an amazing bunch of people of all ages, abilities and from all across Swansea.  This event is a way of thanking our volunteers and letting them decide what they want to do during the day rather than us telling them what to do!” said Volunteer and Training Officer, Kate Gibbs.  “Everyone is really looking forward to the day and I can’t wait to learn their skills and watch them do the organising” she added.


Listen out for us on Swansea Sound today! at around 1.45pm.

 
A 5 for Farm Café in its Food Hygiene Ratings
Thursday, 16 January 2014
Swansea Community Farm is celebrating after securing a five for its food hygiene rating in its café. Every shop that sells food or serves food must display their food hygiene rating (which runs from 0 – urgent improvement necessary to the top mark of 5 – very good) and the Farm is proud to have achieved a 5 within its first year of opening. The café has a dual purpose, it provides fabulous farm fresh food for the public and is also a training café for the local community, teaching people to cook using farm fresh ingredients.  In November last year the Farm helped a group of mums and a grandmother from Morriston and Clase to learn how to create healthy meals using fresh ingredients and getting the most out of their weekly shopping budget. The 6 week course, funded by North East Cluster Communities First and designed by the Farm’s Volunteer and Training Officer, Kate Gibbs, and Farm Chef, Jason Matthews, enabled local parents to come into the Farm and learn their way around the kitchen and create dishes that they can recreate at home for their families.   “Scores on the door – a 5 is a fantastic result for the Farm.  The past year has been a great experience for me, having come into the role at the start of the café set up and seeing how far we have come over the last year and how much hard work has gone into creating such a fantastic environment for all of our customers and volunteers.  On the training side, we have developed some excellent cookery courses for local people of all abilities and I am really looking forward to a very busy year in the café at the Farm.” If you want to try our fabulous farm food come along to our café (open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 3.30pm) or if you want to find out more about the courses at the Farm, why not give Kate or Jason a ring on 01792 578384.