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Burscough Community Farm (Lancashire)




May to December

Burscough Community Farm is at Burscough near Ormskirk in Lancashire. It is a Community Interest Company and has been organic since 2013. The 18 acre farm was set up and is run by Neil Hickson in the fertile West Lancashire Plain – an area of rich black peaty soil that was drained in 1700s.

It is a ‘not for profit’ Social Enterprise with a distinct social mission of improving the health and well-being of those who are involved with the farm. Local people work on the farm in exchange for produce and they run a local veg box scheme. Surplus produce is sold to Organic North.

Neil wanted to give something back to the community and in these days of hustle and bustle, Neil says that the community who work on the farm find tranquillity and peace while producing quality vegetables. The farm attracts people with special needs, people who use farming as relaxation and families who want their children to know where food comes from.