Cloughjordan Community Farm

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Cloughjordan Community Farm is recruiting! Vegetable Farmer / Production Coordinator The Cloughjordan Community Farm, located on 10 acres in Cloughjordan Ecovillage, is Ireland’s largest example of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). The Community Farm is now at an exciting stage in its development. We are looking for a dynamic new Farmer to join our team and help progress a unique community approach to regeneration and resilience. Are you an experienced farmer or horticulturist with a passion for cutting edge regenerative practices? Do you have the skills, imagination and an enthusiasm for community? Would you be interested in playing a role in further developing our cooperative, social enterprise? See website or read on for more details and how to apply for this post. Cloughjordan Community FarmCloughjordan Community Farm exists to demonstrate a viable model for diversified, sustainable, small-scale Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) through responsible stewardship of the land. We respect the soil,…

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COMMUNITY REVITALISATION THROUGH COOPERATIVE APPROACHES TO FARMING AND FOOD. WHEN: SATURDAY 23rd MARCH 2019 WHERE: WeCreate Workspace & Cloughjordan Community Farm, Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Tipperary, Ireland BOOK NOW – CLICK HERE Feeding Ourselves is the annual conference that brings together agro-ecological farmers, community food advocates and anyone with an interest in good food, good farming and community revitalisation. The focus this year is on you! This year we want our annual gathering to be all about the participants and our collective contributions – WE are the people we need to hear from! This is the event for you if you want to help with or are interested in: Rural revitalisation Community supported agriculture Regenerative soil practices Threats and opportunities of digitisation on agriculture and rural spaces Climate disruption The Common Agriculture Policy Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals. Discover how a cooperative approach can strengthen and build more resilient and sustainable food systems,…

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The 3rd annual Apple Festival and Community Fair takes place in the ecovillage at Cloughjordan. This festival, which coincides with the European Day of Sustainable Communities, celebrates the yield of apples, those that tend to the trees, who work the land and those who create delicious food. The day features a number of talks, workshops and activities that are open to the public. Highlights include delicious local food stalls, an apple baking contest, tours around the ecovillage, its orchards of heritage apples and a Heritage Day highlighting working animals and seed saving on the community farm. It has been a great year for apples and at Féile na nÚll there will be a chance to get them juiced. Bring your apples for mashing and pressing and, if you have an apple pie or tart recipe you are proud of, consider entering the Apple Bake contest. In the evening there will be…

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Complementary beer from the award winning White Gypsy Brewery. A delicious shared Community Farm meal by Night Orchard Spoken word poetry from Mel White and Dave Rock Live music from Maggie McEntee and Roj Light Conversation with US community activist Brittney Johnson Pressure Drop DJs to finish Saturday 7th April | 19.00 till late | €25 seated meal and evening entertainment (booking essential) | €15 evening entertainment from 20.30 (with food available to purchase) ‘SpeakEATsy’ is a unique evening of music, poetry, food and conversation that is so much more than the sum of its parts. Book in for a delicious shared meal with Community Farm and local produce by Night Orchard. At this SpeakEATsy there will be complimentary beer from the award winning White Gypsy Brewery. Resident poet Mel White, winner of the Cuirt Literary Festival Poetry Slam, will share some of her new work and dynamic spoken word…

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RURAL REVITALISATION THROUGH A COMMUNITY APPROACH to FARMING AND FOOD The annual coming together of small farmers, community food advocates and anyone involved or interested in community supported agriculture, social farming, permaculture, agroecology, rural revitalisation, agri-food policy, soil health, citizen science, farm hack, social farming and livelihoods through food and agriculture. We will celebrate the soil beneath our feet, the food it provides for our communities, and the agroecological farmers and growers who work the land!! Please save the dates and spread the word – more info and booking to come soon. 3rd March is the main event With a walk and activities on the community farm on the 4th Cloughjordan, Tipperary Themes and content: Clubbing Together for Rural Revitalization What is the role for cooperatives, for community food sovereignty, and other community initiatives and tendencies? The example from Cloughjordan ecosystem of food initiatives. With Cloughjordan Community Co-op, Cloughjordan wholefood…

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2018 Erasmus+ EVS project If you are between 18 and 30 years of age you can spend one year volunteering with us on an EU funded Erasmus+ EVS project. Through creating partnerships with Sending Organisations with other countries, Cloughjordan Community Farm can host volunteers for one year to participate in our EVS project “Growing Together”. You will receive free accommodation, food, insurance and pocket money. The only thing you might have to pay is a small part of your travel costs. At the end of your EVS period, you will receive a certificate confirming your participation and describing your project – Youthpass.   Wwoofing We ask a minimum of one month from volunteers with a daily commitment of 5 hours and weekends free. Accommodation is camping with cooking facilities provided as well as compost toilets and showers. We prefer that you come through the wwoof Ireland organisation.   How can you apply? If…

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-Peel 1 small butternut squash, then cut into ½ inch big cubes. -Peel and then finely chop 1 onion. -In a medium saucepan, heat 4 cups chicken stock over medium-high heat until boiling, then reduce heat and simmer. -Add 3 TBS olive oil or ghee to a large, deep-sided skillet over medium-high heat. -Add onion and butternut squash and cook until beginning to soften, 8 to 10 minutes. -Season with sea salt and pepper. -Add 1½ cups Arborio rice and let cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. -Add ½ cup dry white wine and simmer, stirring frequently, until nearly absorbed, 2 to 3 minutes. -Reduce heat to medium and add ½ cup stock, then let simmer until absorbed, stirring frequently. -Continue adding stock and simmering until all stock has been used, about 15 minutes. -Stir in the following: 1 TBS fresh rosemary, finely chopped 2 TBS unsalted butter ½ cup freshly…

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-Chop up 1 fennel bulb into 1/8 inch slices. -Put the fennel slices in a 1-quart canning jar. -Add the following to a medium sized saucepan: A ½-inch piece ginger, peeled, thinly sliced 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced ½ cup white vinegar 1 tsp kosher or sea salt 2 TBS granulated sugar 2 TBS light brown sugar 2 tsp yellow mustard seeds ½ tsp coriander seeds 1 tsp cumin seeds ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric 1 star anise pod 1 cup of water -Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve salt and sugar. -Pour hot brine into jar and cover. -Let cool, then chill. -Store in the fridge for up to 2 months.

-Boil a large covered pot of salted water for the pasta. -Peel and then coarsely shred 1 butternut squash on a box grater. -In 12-inch skillet, cook ½ pound of bacon on medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until bacon is crisp. With slotted spoon, transfer bacon to small plate. -Drain and discard all but 2 tablespoons of fat from the skillet. -To same skillet, add the following: 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped ¼ tsp red pepper flakes -Cook 30 seconds, stirring. -Add butternut squash and ¼ tsp sea salt. -Cook 10 minutes, stirring and mashing frequently. -Stir in the following: 2/3 cup half-and-half 6 sage leaves, finely chopped -Cook 2 minutes. -Remove from heat. -Cook 1 pound of pasta according to package directions. -Reserve ½ cup cooking water. -Drain pasta well; return to pot. -Add chopped bacon, squash mixture and.. ½ cup grated Parmesan The reserved cooking…

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Our farm tribe from July 2016! Great young people many from France but also from Spain, Basque, Boston, New York and Lucus king of Quebec! Thanks lads for all the great work!

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