Welcome to the Tablehurst & Plaw Hatch Community Farm Cooperative
Imagine... never having to set foot in a supermarket, ever again!
Imagine... vibrant food, bursting with taste, full of nutrients and empty of food miles.
Imagine... fruit and veg so fresh, they still glisten with the morning dew, having just been picked.
Imagine... a community owned farm project where every member is pivotal to the success and wellbeing of everyone else - be it human, animal, plant or the Earth herself.
Explore this site... it will help you find out more about our biodynamic farms, how we grow food in a sustainable, planet-friendly way, what we, the Farm Coop, do and why – and how you can experience first hand the magic of biodynamics by getting involved in many exciting ways!
A bit of history...
Started in 1996, the Coop is a community supported biodynamic agriculture project in Forest Row, East Sussex, some 30 miles south of London. The project includes Tablehurst Farm and Old Plaw Hatch Farm. Both farms are owned by the local community through the Coop and both sell almost all of their produce through the Tablehurst and Plaw Hatch farm shops. In addition to the farm produce which includes raw milk, award winning cheeses, excellent quality organic meat and poultry from heritage breeds, freshly picked vegetables, salad packs and fruit, the farm shops have grown to also sell a wide range of organic and biodynamic products from other, mainly local, producers so that many customers are now finding that all their food shopping can be done in the farms.
Both farms manage their land using a system of organic agriculture known as biodynamics. A biodynamic farm functions as a strong, self-sustaining and vibrant organism recognising and respecting the basic principles at work in Nature. In the biodynamic system all the different components of the farm are seen as parts of a greater whole. With farm animals at the centre, a self-contained, balanced, harmonious environment is the result.