Sutton Community Farm is a not-for-profit social enterprise growing fresh organic vegetables as well as providing a shared space for the local community to cultivate skills. The farm was started in 2010 by the local community. Community consultation had identified a need for local fresh food, employment and skills. So with a small team of staff and a large group of volunteers we started the process of nurturing 7 acres of derelict land overlooking the London skyline back to life. Starting from an empty field we are now London's most productive veg farm.
Sutton Community Farm exists because the food system is damaging to people and the planet, and we believe we have a responsibility to demonstrate an alternative model. Our farm demonstrates how participatory and inclusive agroecological food production improves people’s health and well being*, is ecologically regenerative, and is financially viable.
* by “improves people’s health and well being” we mean: Improves physical and mental health Builds community and meaningful social networks Provides opportunities for learning Provides decently paid, meaningful jobs
tonnes of veg grown per year in London!
volunteer sessions per year
% of volunteers have support needs
VegBox orders per week - delivering sustainable veg to homes
We'll contribute towards books, training courses and conferences that help you learn and grow in your role here.
We are registered under the Cycle-to-Work scheme, so you can buy a bike and accessories tax-free.
Choose your own equipment: let us know which tools you need and we’ll do our best to get them for you.
Pensions, with a 3% employer contribution.
33 days’ holiday a year (inc UK public holidays), plus 1 extra per year of service up to 5. And we encourage you to use them all up! It's a marathon, not a sprint.
Whether your child's ill, you're waiting for a package, or you have some deep-focussed work to do, we all work from home for part of the week. We encourage everyone to work from home when you need to.
Regualar farm events with staff and volunteers, often involving our pizza oven