2016 Membership Options

Hempsals Community Farm Members 2011
Hempsals Community Farm is a CSA project set up by Ben and Emma Tregenna just outside the village of Willingham, near Cambridge. We have 5 acres of farmland that we use for growing fruit and vegetables and keeping pigs, sheep, goats, geese, turkeys, chickens, ducks, and bees. Our vision is of a community growing scheme where committed members bring together a variety of skills and ideas to share in the both the risks and benefits of the harvest. With a community farm, we can all share in keeping different types of livestock and growing a variety of produce that would be very hard to achieve individually in back gardens or on allotments.

We are very excited to announce that we have a few openings for new members to join us for the coming year.

We are offering three types of full membership this year, a large share, a half share and a vegetarian share.

New for this year, we are also offering a ‘mini-membership‘: For just £10 a month you can join the farm and visit on any of our Saturday workdays which are held every week. You can get to know our animals and lend a hand with jobs on the farm whilst you are here and we’ll send you away with one of our weekly veg boxes, including eggs and goats cheese. You can also purchase meat from the farm as it becomes available. There is no commitment to come to the farm – its just a great way to get back in touch with farming life!

A large share includes:

  • A weekly veg box once the new year’s produce is available. (estimated from May to December)
  • A half dozen eggs (both chicken and duck available) each week, starting from March
  • A whole pig (i.e two half pigs during the calendar year) or half a pig and a whole lamb
  • A Christmas bird (either turkey or goose)
  • Goats milk, cheese and honey as available
  • A commitment of two work sessions per calendar month (BST) and one session per month during the winter from each family.
  • A monthly subscription of £65

A half share consists of:

  • A fortnightly veg box once the new year’s produce is available. (estimated from May to December)
  • A half dozen eggs (both chicken and duck available) every fortnight starting from March
  • Half a pig
  • A Christmas bird (either turkey or goose)
  • Goats milk, cheese and honey as available
  • A commitment of two work sessions per calendar month (BST) and one session per month during the winter from each family.
  • A monthly subscription of £45

A vegetarian share includes:

  • A weekly veg box once the new year’s produce is available. (estimated from May to December)
  • A half dozen eggs (both chicken and duck available) each week, starting from March
  • 4 pints of goats milk a week
  • Goats cheese and honey as available
  • A commitment of two work sessions per calendar month (BST) and one session per month during the winter from each family.
  • A monthly subscription of £35

Membership offers a number of other advantages and experiences, in past years our members have built a beehive, pig arks, numerous poultry coops, a cider press and a cold smoker. We’ve also tried brewing our own beer, ploughing and making scarecrows with the kids. There are also plenty of social events including monthly ‘bring and share’ lunches and an annual hog roast. We also run a number of groups who take a special interest in particular areas of the farm, these include goats, bees, fruit and veg, preserving (jam making etc.), brewing, childrens activities etc.

We also have a ‘Friends‘ scheme which enables people to get involved on a more flexible basis and purchase surplus produce from the farm.

If you’d like to find out more about joining us on the farm, please do get in touch by sending an email to join@hempsalsfarm.com to arrange a visit on one of our Saturday workdays.