Welcome to Banc Organics!

Banc Organics is a not-for-profit community supported food scheme which grows Organic* vegetables and fruit in Bancffosfelen and distributes them in the Gwendraeth valleys. Our members get a weekly Organic fruit and veg bag delivered to a pick up point near their home. Much of our work is done by volunteers, and we encourage our members to get involved in growing their food, as well as getting to know each other.

We are a small group of people who want to provide fresh, Organic, local food for ourselves, our families and our communities.We are now in our seventh year of producing vegetables and fruit from our two growing sites in Bancffosfelen. Most of the hard work so far has been done by dedicated volunteers, though we hope to eventually pay our main workers for more of their time.

The idea is that our members tell us what they’d like us to grow and we grow it for them. Our members commit to buying the produce in a weekly vegetable bag and we commit to supplying a great value bag of fresh Organic vegetables every week all year round.

 


A New Tractor!

With thanks to all who supported us to raise money to buy a new tractor.

tilly the tractor

As you can see, it's a Massey Ferguson 240. Chosen because it is the right kind of size for our needs, and because it is a popular marque worldwide, meaning that maintenance will be easier.

On Sunday 13th August at Tir Eithin Tilly, as the tractor has been named (because she tills the soil), was presented to supporters and members of Banc Organics and we had a ride round the farm on the trailer.

It was an exciting occasion, made more exciting when Tony decided to drive up a slope with deep mud at the bottom. Tilly got stuck, her wheels spinning; she had to be towed out by another tractor.

farm tour

 After being bogged down we set off again to view the farm.

There were no more mishaps. Tony and Sue explained much about the farm and we met some of the livestock before returning to the house for tea and cake.


Our Online Shop

At our Online Shop you can: set-up weekly, fortnightly or monthly orders, make one-off purchases add any amount of extra items to your bag, fill an empty bag from our seasonal fruit and vegetable list or simply buy what you fancy when you fancy it. We also stock a range of wholefoods such as flour, rice, coffee etc. check the list.

We have Terms and Conditions for use of Banc Organics' delivery service, please do read them.


Terms and Conditions Update

14th July 2017 - We have updated our Terms and Conditions since acquiring some more land. Click here to read the Terms and Conditions.


In This Week's Bag

16th November 2017

Shorter days and unreliable sun! The gardens are still amazingly yielding up lots of fresh produce - just less choice than in summer days.

Bags this week may include potatoes, onions, carrots, leeks, swede, kale, spinach or chard, rainbow chard, salad , broccoli, peppers, cauliflower, beetroot, golden beet, cabbage, parsnips, radish, spring onions, or cucumber.

Fruit boxes this week will include red pippin apples, spanish oranges, bananas, pineapple and sharon fruit.
Make the most of the sun when it is out!

Please remember to place orders by 6pm on Friday.


Feedback

We love to hear your thoughts, good or bad, about how your experience with us is going. We strive to give you the best food delivery service around, so your insights are vital to us improving.
Drop us an email, or call any time and we'll get back to you.
Banc Organics 07530 786838
Ansaphone: 01269 870101


Here are some opportunities to get more involved with Banc:

Every Tuesday morning we meet to garden and work (Suzy in the office; Sue and Martin in the garden). Midway through the morning we stop for 11ses, including from time to time treats brought in by volunteers.

Every second Tuesday evening (between 8pm and 10pm normally) the core group meets. We would love some reps from our volunteers and members to join, so if you're interested please let me know.


We have a new manager for the facebook page. 

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* Our produce is registered Organic with the Biodynamic Association