The Peasant Evolution Producers' Co-Operative

Co-Operative Members

Juicing apples in the barn

Juicing apples in the barn

Blackthorn Farm

Blackthorn Farm is a 28 acre “Energy Farm” permaculture project which aims to provide a livelihood for one family through the integration of producing local meat, vegetables, eggs, honey and fruit without dependence on fossil fuels, land-based healing work and education centred around sustainable living and energy themes- from alternative energy to balancing energies in the body. The project is run by ourselves, Mark and Jean Rainbow with help from our two children. We are currently applying for planning permission for our eco-home built by ourselves with help from loads of friends.Contact number 07973 970 963

Blackthorn Farm self-built farmhouse

Blackthorn Farm self-built farmhouse

Cute lambs at Blackthorn Farm

Cute lambs at Blackthorn Farm

Brig’s Farm

Brig’s Farm is a 12 acre small-holding nestled in the hills 2 miles from the Jurassic Coast in the far corner of West Dorset. It is a truly beautiful area full of winding hedgerowed lanes and public footpaths. Charmouth, famous for its fossils, is only 2 miles away and Lyme Regis is close too. I aim to provide a less formal campsite where well behaved dogs are welcome and you can enjoy a campfire and sea views.

Coastal Survival

Coastal Survival school run Bushcraft Survival courses to help you experience, practice and understand Bushcraft Survival skills and resources in a coastal location Courses are suitable for all skill levels, individuals and groups of up to 12 can enjoy having fun learning valuable skills. The UK Coast line is a beautiful and sometimes wild environment, with an abundance of wild food, fish and shellfish. Learn how to collect, catch and cook them, along with the other essential skills needed to both Survive and enjoy the great outdoors. http://www.coastalsurvival.com/

Coastal Survival school of bushcraft

Coastal Survival school of bushcraft

Elbow Farm

Elbow Farm in Beer is a low impact smallholding run by Georgina Wood and Joe Fitzgerald along with their girls. They produce market garden vegetable, organically fed chicken eggs, and free range organically fed geese at Christmas time. Their produce is available from the cooperative market stall every Saturday in Bridport.

Fivepenny Farm

Fivepenny Farm is a 40 acre two family farm shared by Olly Goolden, Kerry Haywood, David Saltmarsh, Jyoti Fernandes, their 7 girls and vegetable growers Sam Howe and Dave Washington. We produce fresh market garden vegetables, soft fruit, top fruit, apple juice, cider, beef, pork, lamb, cheese, jam and other preserves. Contact email: jyoti@tlio.org.ukBridport market stall – every Saturday on South Street, Bridport.

Fivepenny Chairs

Handmade windsor chairs by Dai, made in his shed at Fivepenny Farm. http://www.fivepennychairs.co.uk/

Fivepenny Chairs - traditional handmade chair in a bluebell wood

Fivepenny Chairs - traditional handmade chair in a bluebell wood

Grace Line Body Care

Natural organic skincare products. Hand made with love and care. http://www.thegraceline.com/

Grace from Grace Line Body Care

Grace from Grace Line Body Care

Gill Barron

Gill Barron, Painter of Everything and a very fine milker of cows.

Design by Gill Barron

Design by Gill Barron

http://www.ipaint.org.uk/ Monkton Wyld Court, Charmouth DT6 6DQ 07909 154824 gill@ipaint.org.uk

Horse It in Dorset

Heritage Prime

Ian and Denis raise top quality biodynamic meat.

John Calder

John Calder has a wildlife habitat restoration project covering lots of hedgerows and woodlands near Charmouth. His BBQ Charcoal is a by-product from hedge-laying and coppicing, and those rare breed (Oxford Sandy and Black) pigs are helping to reclaim a small plot of land that has been neglected for decades.

John Calder charcoal

John Calder charcoal

John Calder pigs

John Calder pigs

http://www.thegreenloftproject.co.uk/

Laurie Walters Preserves

Laurie creates lovely handmade preserves from the vegetables surpluses of cooperative vegetable growers. They are available for sale at the Cooperative market stall every Saturday in Bridport. She is also working on our new mobile food bus shop- the Charmouth Dragon!

Liberty Farm

The Lemmey family runs a traditional organic dairy farm in Halstock, supplying Yeo Valley. They also raise organic pork, beef and meat chickens, available to order. Rob Lemmey processes their “rainforest friendly” pork (meaning that they aren’t fed imported soya) into his famous chorizo sausages and bacon. They are also producing a balsamic vinegar from apples raised on the farm in their heritage orchards.

Long Meadow Organic Vegetables

http://greenvalleyfarmshop.co.uk//longmeadow-organic-vegetables

The Marshwood Scrumpers

Started in 2011 by Charlotte Dunham and Mary Durling,  The Marshwood Scrumpers make delicious juice with apples from the orchards of friends and neighbours – hence the name. The bottles are available in two sizes – 75cl and 33cl,  and have a wonderful John Nash wood-cut on the label.

marydurling@uk2.net  or  smudga23@hotmail.com 07582 839037  or  07766 831685

Lower Hewood Farm

 

Mary Durling

Mary makes a wide range of goods.  Herbal products – salves, liniments, creams lotions and tinctures; elderflower champagne, elderflower cordial and elderberry syrup; and under the name of  The Marshwood Scrumpers she makes apple juice.  Click on products to see a list of most of the herbal products.  To order any of these things telephone or email. Mary currently lives in Mosterton but will soon be growing and producing from her field in Wootton Fitzpaine.

marydurling@uk2.net 07582 839037

Monkton Wyld Court

A community-run education centre, Monkton Wyld Court offers residential courses promoting sustainable living as well as themed family holidays and regular calendar events. Our meals are all prepared using organic ingredients from the Victorian walled garden and other local producers. Our Steiner-focused kindergarten continues to develop, offering an educational opportunity unique in the area. The land, buildings and other resources are also available to the wider community for use in educational and recreational activities. http://www.monktonwyldcourt.co.uk/

Monkton Wyld Court

Monkton Wyld Court

Nether Cerne Herbs

Eleanor Gallia – Medical Herbalist Member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists

Ourganics

Pat Bowcock, Litton Lane, Litton Cheney, Dorset DT2 9DH, tel 01308 482455 Ourganics is a demonstration, permaculture lifestyle and debt-free business. We grow salad, flowers, herbs, vegetables and willow. We host workshops, team days and various courses.

Pat in one of her polytunnels

Pat in one of her polytunnels

More about Pat and Ourganics

Phoenix Bakery

Pilsdon Community

Red Brick Cafe

If you want the finest home-cooked meal cooked with community spirit and plenty of produce from local smallholders, visit this cafe on St. Micheal’s Trading Estate, Bridport.

Red Fox Flowers

Red Fox Flowers is a cut-flower business in Broadoak and Wootton Fitzpaine run by Zanna Hoskins, supplying local florists and flower sellers. We specialise in British-grown country garden flowers like Yarrow, Love-in-a-mist, Foxglove, Delphinium, Sweet-William, Snap-Dragons and Sweet-Peas as well as wild and hedgerow flowers and foliage. Our flowers have been grown without chemicals and will be transported only a few miles. We pick from fields and hedgerows and in the next few years we’ll also have woody shrubs like Lilac, Viburnum, Hydrangea, Pussy Willow, Philadelphus and Witch Hazel. We’re happy to supply restaurants, do weddings and parties or just about any event, or even just provide a bucket of flowers. You can contact Red Fox Flowers on 07789 564557 /zannahoskins1@yahoo.co.uk and find out more about British Grown Flowers by going to www.flowersfromthefarm.co.uk

Simon Fairlie, The Scythe Shop

Postcard for the Scythe Fair, designed by Gill Barron

Postcard for the Scythe Fair, designed by Gill Barron

http://www.thescytheshop.co.uk/

Tamarisk Farm

Tinker’s Bubble

Tinkers Bubble is a low impact farming community in Norton Sub Hamdon, Somerset. Members of the community work 43 acres of land without using fossil fuels, earning their living producing apple juice and cider from Bramley Apple orchards, organic vegetables, and other preserves. The community produces much of their own subsistence food including dairy produce from cows which are hand-milked and fed hay produced using scythes. Most of the land is a Douglas Fir timber plantation from which the Bubblers produce timber which is felled by hand, extracted by horse and milled with a steam powered saw mill. To order timber or purchase produce call: 01935 881975.

The Trading Post

www.tradingpostorganics.co.uk

The Treewise Co-operative

The Treewise Co-operative was established in 2006 after six years of working as a community group, restoring orchards and devising ways to re-connect people to their landscape. On their seven acre site the five co-op members, their families and friends care for an acre of orchard, a kitchen garden and are restoring a woodland and pasture. The Co-op presently runs courses on tree care, low energy cooking, food growing and indigenous herbal medicine they also hold weekly family play sessions and seasonal celebrations. Since 2007 treewise have been taking their experiential learning workshops out into the community and introducing simple skills and crafts such as weaving, whittling and feltmaking to adults and children. http://www.treewise.org.uk/Telephone 01308 427449

Treewise poetry in the orchard

Treewise poetry in the orchard

Treewise stone eggs

Treewise stone eggs

Treewise listening inHooke Woods

Treewise listening inHooke Woods

Trill Farm

http://www.trillfarm.co.uk/

Weave World

After studying Textiles at Farnham I set up my weaving studio with help from the Princes Youth Business Trust in 1999. I weave scarves and blankets using wool that I dye using traditional plant dyes. Over the years my business has developed into running workshops at festivals such as Glastonbury and the Big Green Gathering, with my stall Weaveworld in craft areas and children’s areas delivering weaving, plant dye and felt making activities. I have taught workshops at The Dorset Centre for Rural skills, Sherborne House and Stroudwater Textile Skills Centre. I have been involved in creative projects with adults with mental health issues, and in special schools such as Yewstock School and Fairmead School. I’ve also been a Visiting Artist for TESS, Traveller Education Support Service, Clayesmore School and The Brewhouse Theatre,Taunton. I am a part time lecturer in Plant Dyes and Weaving at Bath Spa University and have worked for Sarah Burnett’s The Natural Dye Company. I currently work part- time with children excluded from mainstream school at Dorchester Learning Centre. I am registered with several arts in education agencies and have eight years experience of textile projects in schools. I like using simple looms, equipment and recycled materials to create colourful works of art. It is important to me to make sure the work is accessible and achievable to all the children involved so it means tailoring a project to fit the needs of the school. I think it is in my nature to encourage creativity in others as an extension of exploring my own creativity.

Weaveworld

Weaveworld

Weaveworld

Weaveworld

Wild Forage

http://www.wildforage.co.uk/

Wild Stoves

Wild Stoves is a local business specialising in effective outdoor cooking on wood, the ultimate in abundant, low-impact and free fuel. Run by Jonathan, a cooperative member and local energy specialist, www.wildstoves.co.uk provides a wealth of information on harnessing heat from wood, and has the most comprehensive collection of outdoor wood and charcoal cooking stoves and equipment on the Web.

Wild Stoves

Wild Stoves

The Windy Smithy

Woodlanders Natural Garden Products

Hurdles, fencing, trellis, arches, arbours, furniture, treehouses, gates, planters, playhouses. See our Woodlander’s Flyer or website at http://www.woodlanders-uk.co.uk/

Wyld Wood Sawmill Collective