About us

We work a six-acre field by Donington-on-Bain, six miles west of Louth, in partnership with the owners, Stenigot Estates. 

A 10-metre wide strip is hand worked by volunteers raising a variety  of produce; and the remaining area is managed by David producing larger quantities of field crops.

We also raise tomatoes, cucumbers,  courgettes, etc. in a nearby polytunnel. We have a few hens nearby. 

In 2022, we are still finding our feet in what we grow, how we grow it, and how best to make it available to local people.

We are also  proud of our community objectives including “banishing isolation and loneliness” through whatever we do.  

Saturday mornings

We generally meet at The Field on Saturday mornings when our roadside stall is filled with fresh produce – operating on a donation basis.

You are very welcome to join us or just pop by to see what we are up to. There is also a satellite stall in  Louth (opposite Louth hospital).  

Holistic goals 

1) To banish loneliness and isolation -> To build a warm and welcoming community

2) To grow and prepare nutritious, organic food 

3) To share information, knowledge, skills and experience 

4) To become a long-term, local food project that could be replicated elsewhere

pay-as-you-feel stall

Community gardening in Donington on Bain

A local farmer sets aside a field for community growing. A group of local residents get together to plan. A stall at the roadside offers fresh, organic, pay-as-you-feel veg to the community, and a local Foodbank distributes free, organic food to people who are facing food insecurity. The essence of this vision… “shared, organic produce, […]

The Land of Common Sense

Newsletters from the Community Farm at Donington on Bain

Market gardeners

Fringe Farming

For fruit and vegetable crops – I’m talking the 7-a-day stuff that most of us need way more of in our diets – it’s a completely different story. 

Just a few acres, with polytunnels or glasshouses require constant tending, and can employ numerous people doing skilled, interesting, rewarding, socially useful jobs. 

Fruit and vegetables don’t necessarily need much processing before they reach our plates. We want to eat them fresh – the fresher the better! 

It would make sense, then, that the most labour intensive, perishable, unprocessed foods are grown in close proximity to urban areas.

Food for the Planet

Food for the Planet is a framework to help local authorities and food businesses & organisations take simple actions to tackle the climate and nature emergency through food. If you’re a local food business committed to putting better food on the tables of Lincolnshire, consider making a #FoodforthePlanet pledge! Food for the Planet in Lincolnshire […]

Whose Bread is This?

What is grain diversity?
Why does it matter?
What can we do?

Lincolnshire is a big grain producer. As we face unpredictable changes in weather due to global warming, diversity and resilience is increasingly important.

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