Loxley Valley Community Farm Limited was set up in July 2009 by a group of approximately 20 individuals from the local area. Since then the farm has welcomed pigs, turkeys, chickens, ducks, geese, sheep and bees to the site as well as starting a communal vegetable patch. The group currently has an annual membership fee of £6.50 a month (reviewed annually). Each member can then buy one share in vegetables, pork, lamb, honey, meat poultry or eggs. (Members can pick and choose which produce they want).
The group works as a cooperative, with members working on the farm and all getting a share of the produce (in accordance with the number of shares they hold). Loxley Valley Community Farm also is committed helping disadvantaged and charitable groups by giving a proportion of our produce away.
The farm is a not-for-profit social enterprise run by interested individuals who are all volunteers and is set up as a Company Limited By Guarantee. Farm work is shared amongst members so that everyone can get involved regardless of other work and personal commitments. Members are asked to contribute on average one workday a month and one feed a week throughout the year. For more information on becoming a member see our “Get Involved” page.