What You'll be Supporting
A vibrant Society
With over 200 members Lauriston Farm has developed a vibrant society. Seventy percent of members live in Essex, so we feel truly embedded in our locality.
The farm has an acre of Demeter certified biodynamic vegetables, some in a poly-tunnel, which supplies weekly and fortnightly veg bags plus local farm shops and markets.
Social Farming Day Placements
Co-workers are here four days a week working alongside staff.
Looking after the veg
Irrigation for the veg garden comes from a bore-hole, for which we have an extraction licence. The best environment for harvested veg is a cool dark room with air flow, which is provided in one of the barns
Student & Volunteer
The chickens came from an organic producer in Manningtree and live in the veg garden, in hen houses built with the help of volunteer. The eggs go with the weekly veg bags.
The farm has a flock of North Ronaldsay sheep, a primitive rare breed. You can buy their wool, meat and sheepskins.
Our herd of Highland cattle provides meat and manure. They spend winter in the barn.
We are very grateful to our members and the following organisations who have funded us:
Essex County Council
Esmee Fairburn Foundation
Essex Association of Local Authorities
Co-Operative and Community Finance