The farm

Plotgate Community Farm is 10 acres of former county farmland that has been transformed from a bare field into productive vegetable gardens.  We are based in rural Somerset.

The Plotgate Story

Plotgate Community Farm began in 2016, with start-up support from the Fund for Enlightened Agriculture’s Just Growth Programme.

We took out a loan from Co-op Community Finance, which was matched by a grant from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation. We also raised £25,000 in Community Shares.

This funding enabled us to set up our infrastructure and get growing, transforming a green field in Somerset, into our Community Farm gardens.

The Board of Directors is currently “grower led” and has 4 members: Amy Willoughby, Dan Britton, Jane Sweetman and David Poyner.

Amy manages our membership and harvests the veg for your boxes. She will usually be at the end of the phone or replying to your emails.

Dan manages the gardens and the site infrastructure. He’s a brilliant designer, fixer and maker specialising in turning scrap into treasure!

Jane manages the Plotgate plants, carefully raising them to take their place in the fields.