Our products and services
Rhubarb Farm's main focus is the growing of fruit and vegetables, but through the agriculture-based activities we are able to provide other things that promote employment, community involvement, health and social engagement.
Fresh produce, grown organically on our site - in the open and in the polytunnels - by staff and volunteers throughout the year. Rhubarb Farm grows vegetables for sale to individuals, local retailers, pubs and restaurants. The main focus of our growing is to supply weekly veg bags to customers who pay by Standing Order and collect their own bags, and surplus veg is then sold locally. All our vegetables are available seasonally, and these are the 52 vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruit that we grow, and which are available depending on the season:-
purple sprouting broccoli
cabbage - winter & summer
patty pan squash
crown prince squash
climbing french beans
1. Placements and support services for people who are workless, have mental ill health or learning difficulties, have physical ill health such as obesity or diabetes, are ex-offenders, have physical disability, have dementia, are recovering drug or alcohol misusers or have been recently discharged from the Forces.
2. Courses in organic horticulture, sustainable structures, food preparation, confidence-building, pre-work preparation, woodworking, crafts, preserve-making.
3. Outdoor conferencing or hire of Rhubarb Farm facilities for , training, corporate or group use.
4. Corporate challenge days for businesses and public service organisations.
OUR SUPPORT SERVICES
Rhubarb Farm offers work placements, training and volunteering opportunities to people with long-term issues, or people who want to learn about growing their own fruit and vegetables. We offer support to people who are ex-offenders, have mental ill health, physical ill health, learning disability, physical disability, dementia, are recovering drug or alcohol misusers, or are ex-service personnel with PTSD. Although we are not totally wheelchair-accessible because of rough ground, several wheelchair-users come weekly to site, and are not deterred by this.
We accept people whatever their support needs, and abilities, and provide group or one-to-one support depending on need.
Everyone who comes to Rhubarb Farm is a volunteer, no matter what their needs or abilities - everyone can make a contribution.
HOW TO COME TO RHUBARB FARM
We accept self-referrals, so anyone can phone, email, or write to us on the Rhubarb Farm Facebook page or arrive on site and get involved.
We also accept referrals from any organisation or individual in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.
Families and friends can refer, and this can be done by phone, email or the Rhubarb Farm Facebook page.
The person to ask for is Emmy, the Rhubarb Farm Volunteer Co-ordinator.
Emmy will arrange to meet each person, show them round site, and if they think they will like it, will sign them up as a volunteer.
Depending on need, Rhubarb Farm makes a charge for support.