Five a Day Market Garden is situated in the beautiful village of Englefield, West Berkshire. We are a not-for-profit community supported project which aims to engage the rural and urban community by:
– selling affordable, healthy, naturally grown produce
– educating children, adults and older people within an outdoor therapeutic environment, with a focus on art, nature and fruit and vegetable production
– encouraging people to get involved through volunteering
– offering a unique team building experience to corporate organisations.
Vegetables available from the Garden Centre and Englefield Stores
Our spring harvesting started in April with rhubarb, carefully harvested and bundled with love and gloves. Thank you to Andy and Laura for having Five a Day rhubarb in Englefield Stores, and thank you to everyone who is buying this delicious produce. Only a few more weeks of the rhubarb season, so make sure you have enough in the freezer for crumbles this autumn!
Super Aguadulce broad beans are doing well in raised beds and the open veg beds. Strong hardy plants are providing mild, sweet beans; perfect to eat straight out of the pod! They’re ripening fast and being harvested for the Five a Day produce sales table in the Garden Centre. Thank you to the people who attended our Thyme Together sessions and sowed the beans last October and November!
More produce to come later this summer, including potatoes, French and runner beans, squash, raspberries and Swiss chard.
Looking back at wreath-making last Christmas!
It was a pleasure to welcome back several old friends who brought their friends and work colleagues, and to welcome new friends, especially Janine and the WALX3JFitness crew, pictured below.
Thank you, Bayer
Our gardening volunteers were joined this autumn by employees from Bayer plc based in Green Park who enjoyed being away from their emails and meetings to wield forks and spades for a day. As you see from the photos they had a great time digging and spreading manure to make a new asparagus bed! Thank you everyone from Bayer, and also Berkshire Community Foundation who introduced Bayer to us.
Take a look at the range of innovative activities that we offer here at Five a Day Market Garden.
Here are a few of the Thyme Together group enjoying the sunshine in April.
Every week older people visit Five a Day to help with gardening, enjoy tea and cake, and have a good chat making new friends.
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We look forward to seeing you soon!