‘Growing food, growing people, growing community’
The Urb Farm is a social enterprise project that is part of the Milton Keynes Christian Foundation. (MKCF work with all faiths and none. Their goal is to realise value and release the potential in both individuals and communities).
The farm’s main aim is to work with young people and individuals requiring assistance in a new direction through horticulture. They learn all aspects of market gardening, from sowing seeds, planting, marketing and selling, and in addition they gain government-recognised functional skills and vocational qualifications.
Seasonal fruit, vegetables and flowers are grown without any chemicals. The chickens on the farm are fed quality feed making the most delicious eggs. With its own bee hives and an abundance of flowers, the honey produced is delicious and a local delicacy. Seasonal gifts and products are also made such as jams, preserves, hampers and Christmas wreaths.
The Urb Farm sell to the public at the farm and take orders via its Veggie Mail scheme every Tuesday, with veg harvested ready for collection on Fridays at the Christian Foundation.
To sign up for the scheme email [email protected]
The Farm has regular business customers too, from the Foundation House café in the Square, Wolverton; Buskers Coffee Shop in Wolverton and Cameron’s Kitchen in Stony Stratford.
The long term plan is to have a permanent building at the site, providing an innovative learning space, café and a shop selling produce they’ve made and grown.