THE ECOLOGICAL FARMER
One of a new breed of young farmer, Ed Hamer runs a community-supported farm funded by local villagers. In return for their annual membership fee, Ed and his team delivers vegetable, flower and herb boxes, often by horse and cart.
Most of the work is done by hand, along ecological principles to maintain the health of the soil. Ed’s trusty vintage tractor, pictured, is used for tilling and cultivation.
“Community-supported farming puts me directly in touch with the people who eat my produce. It means everyone shares in the rewards - and risks - of farming,” he says.
To find out more about Ed and his farm, please visit Chagfood.
Have a personal tour of this beautiful Dartmoor farm with Chagfood owner Ed Hamer, learn how he runs it along ecological principles and take home your own vegetable box. One hour. £30 per group.
VOLUNTEER FOR A DAY
Every Thursday, you can help sow seeds or pick the harvest at Chagfood. In return, you'll get delicious free lunch and your own vegetable box to take home. Contact Ed for details.