Sutton Community Farm
Sutton Community Farm is a community-owned farm. We started in 2010 in response to a community need with the purpose to increase access to fresh, healthy, sustainable food and provide a shared space for people to cultivate skills, get exercise and make new friends. Our farm sits on a beautiful 7.1 acre smallholding with views towards the skyline of central London.
1. To increase local food supply, grown sustainably;
2. To create inclusive, shared spaces for the community to cultivate skills;
3. To be community led;
4. To achieve economic stability, supporting land-based employment.
Wednesday 10am-5pm: This is our main community volunteering day and there’s lots to do, from planting to harvesting and packing the VegBoxes. We also have a shared lunch at 1pm. We ask new volunteers to come on Wednesdays at 10am and recommend that people come and try out volunteering a few times. If you feel it’s suitable then we will give you a full site induction and you can continue to volunteer.
Thursday 8am-2pm, VegBox packing: On Thursday mornings we prepare our VegBoxes for delivery. This involves working alongside our team in our packing shed: weighing the vegetables and packing the produce into bags ready for distribution. For this role we are looking for volunteers to commit to a longer period. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Saturdays 10am-4pm: From May to October we are open to volunteers on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month. From November to May, we are open on the 2nd Saturday of each month.
By public transport
Our nearest train station is Wallington. There are regular trains to Wallington from stations including Victoria, Clapham Junction, Balham, Streatham, Norwood Junction and Crystal Palace. You can also travel from London Bridge, changing at Norwood Junction. Please note trains to Carshalton are much faster than trains to Wallington. However, Carshalton is a slightly longer walk/cycle. From Wallington station you can cycle or walk to the farm (10/25 mins – see the blue route on the map below), or take the 127 bus, getting off at Woodcote Green, opposite Wallington High School (see the red route on the map below).
You may be able to cycle all the way, or take your bicycle on the train to Carshalton or Wallington.
Please park on Woodmansterne Lane or Flitton’s Nursery and enter through our gate (opposite Flitton’s Nursery). To get there, follow directions to SM6 0SW.