Help us buy more land for our community!

December 7, 2020 by General Administrator

Please donate to Canalside Community Food

Canalside Community Food has always relied on the rent of neighbouring Leasowe Farm’s land for our fruit.

Canalside now has the opportunity to purchase an adjacent field of 2.25 acres (see map below) so that we can plant an orchard on land that we own, and safeguard the availability of our own fresh fruit for the future.

At our most recent AGM, we agreed to put £10,000 of our reserve funds towards this purchase. That still leaves us short by between £15,000-£20,000, so we agreed to appeal for donations from the wonderful community that we serve.

We would therefore appeal to anyone who shares our vision and passion for Canalside Community Food to donate what they can for this investment in the future of Canalside and the diversity we can offer.

Not only will this purchase enable us to plant and maintain an orchard on our own land in perpetuity, but it will also increase the value of the current land, and provide a wonderful new area for the entire community to enjoy.

We need to finalise this wonderful opportunity by Spring 2021, and would be extremely grateful for any donation you can make before then.

For further information, please contact Gareth Davies.

To donate, please complete the donation form and we will be in touch with you about making your payment. And as a thank you for donating, you will get a beautiful poster of images from Canalside.

Some of Magali’s beautiful photos of Canalside (not necessarily these ones!) will be used on the poster.

Onion planting – still needs to happen despite COVID-19…

March 19, 2020 by General Administrator

This year’s onion planting will happen in a slightly different way to usual, to make sure this big annual task can be completed whilst at the same time enabling members to get out in the fresh air and still maintain the recommended social distancing measures.

Come and help plant the main onion crop – a task suitable for all ages! The work will continue for as many days as needed (Tuesday-Saturday) and any member who is well and symptom free, and has not been advised to self-isolate, is welcome to come and join in – the work will be arranged so that social distancing measures can be maintained.

Due to COVID-19 we will not be providing any refreshments or arranging shared food during onion planting work sessions. You are encouraged to bring a flask with your own hot drinks, and are welcome to bring a packed lunch if you want to work both sides of lunchtime.

We will be contacting members to let them know when the work can start (dependent on the ground being dry enough for the land to be prepared). Saturday 4th April or 11th April onwards – to be advised

Summer party 2019 – tickets now on sale!

June 7, 2019 by General Administrator

Tickets are now available to buy:

Through this website – click here.

In Gaia, 7 Regent Place, Leamington Spa. Please ask whoever is at the till.

£7 for anyone 16yrs or over who isn’t a Canalside member, £5 for anyone 16yrs or over who is a member. Under 16s get in free!

Open day at the farm on 9th June 2019 for Open Farm Sunday

June 4, 2019 by General Administrator

Come and visit the farm for a tour with our head grower and a picnic (bring your own) this coming Sunday! The gates of our farm will be open between 11am and 3.30pm.

  • Find out about Canalside Community Food
  • Have a tour of the vegetable fields and fruit orchard – tours start at 11.30am and 2pm
  • Speak to staff and members
  • Bring a picnic to enjoy in our family friendly social area

Autumn open day at Canalside, Sat 13 Oct 2018, 11am-3pm

September 28, 2018 by General Administrator

Our autumn open day is coming up!

Open day at the farm and apple day – Saturday 13th October 2018 for Community Supported Agriculture UK Open Day

  • Make apple juice using our apple press from 11am (bring a container to take the juice home with you if you’d like to, and if you have a tree in your garden and an abundance of apples, please bring apples to press too!)
  • Bring a picnic to enjoy in our family friendly social area
  • Have a tour of the vegetable fields and fruit orchard – 2pm
  • Find out about Canalside Community Food
  • Speak to staff and members
  • Become a social member
  • Sign up for a trial produce share

We hope to see you there!

Apple pressing and autumn open day

September 20, 2017 by General Administrator

Come and visit our farm for a fun autumn day out!

From 10am: Join in with a seasonal work morning in the fields/polytunnels.
From 11am: Apple pressing suitable for all ages. Bring your own apples if you have spare from a tree in the garden and/or bottles to take juice home in.
Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the social area/pole barn.
2pm: Meet one of our growers and take a farm tour to find out what we grow.
Dog-free event please.

Event details on Canalside’s Facebook group

Summer party tickets now on sale!

June 9, 2016 by General Administrator

Tickets for our annual summer party can now be bought here. Alternatively make your way to Gaia wholefood shop in Regent Place, Leamington. If you are a Canalside member, you can buy directly from Ali.

Saturday 16th July, 7pm until late at Canalside Community Food social area.

The event will feature all the usual summer loveliness in our pole barn and spacious grassy social area:

  • Live music and dancing – with The Reckless Rhubarb Barn Dance Band
  • Fully licenced bar selling local ales and ciders and delicious organic soft drinks
  • Hot food, using the bounty of fabulous organic vegetables from our fields
  • Open mic for any budding musicians, poets and performers
  • Fire circle
  • Family friendly – under 16s get in free
  • Camp over if you don’t want to have to get home at the end of the evening

Tickets are £7, or £5 for Canalside members (booking fee applies to website ticket sales). Under 16s get in free, but please give numbers to help with our planning.


Summer party tickets now on sale!

June 12, 2015 by General Administrator

You can now buy tickets for our annual summer extravaganza on Saturday 11th July.

* Live music * Dancing * Food * Licensed bar * Children’s play area * Fire circle *

Full details are here

Buy your ticket here (small booking fee applies), or head to Gaia, 7 Regent Place, Leamington

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Open Farm Sunday tours at Canalside

May 29, 2015 by General Administrator

For the first time this year, we’ll be opening our gates for Open Farm Sunday on 7th June (2015). Come and have a tour of the vegetable fields and polytunnels, and the fruit orchard with our lead grower. Tours start at 11.30am and 2.30pm. Why not bring a picnic and enjoy our lovely social area. Young visitors will particularly appreciate our woven willow play tunnels and chunky wooden play equipment. If you need further information, please send your questions to Ali.

Open day at Canalside – Sat 13th July 2013

June 25, 2013 by General Administrator

Tour of the vegetable fields and fruit orchard at 11.30am and 2.30pm
Find out how our fruit and vegetable scheme works
Bring a picnic lunch to eat in our family friendly social area
Children’s play area

Look for the green and white balloons on our roadsign!
Southam Road, Radford Semele, CV31 1TY

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