Welcome to Five A Day

Five a Day Market Garden is situated in the beautiful village of Englefield, West Berkshire. We are a not-for-profit community supported project.

We’re very sorry that we’re not able to welcome everyone into the garden just now.  Because of the social distancing guidelines we’re only able to have a few people in the Garden at one time.  Visitors are welcome between 10am and 1pm Wednesday to Friday, depending on how many people are already in the Garden.  As soon as social distancing guidelines are relaxed we will welcome more visitors.  Thank you.

Produce available from Englefield Garden Centre

Produce table
Our produce table at the entrance to Englefield Garden Centre

Summer vegetables including beans, courgettes, fruit and cut flowers are harvested and picked every day! More produce to come later this summer, including potatoes, French and runner beans, squash, raspberries and Swiss chard.

Pop into Englefield Garden Centre to see what’s on the produce table.  Cash donations please in the green pot – thank you!

Read all our news in Take Five Summer 2020.

Five a Day Market Garden project 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
– offering a wonderful volunteering experience to people keen to learn more about gardening.

Five a Day is part of the Reading Gardening for Health and Wellbeing Network. Read the first Newsletter to see new opportunities being developed to help people recover from the stresses and changes of Covid-19.

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.

Weeding’s more fun than marketing emails!

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.

Keep in touch with our latest news in the Five a Day Newsletter. Sign up here.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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