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Rock Farm and Florence Road Market

Rock Farm grows produce on six acres of community land in West Sussex, offering access to horticultural therapy and community gardening for a range of volunteers and vulnerable groups. The fruit and vegetables are sold at Florence Road Market, among other outlets, and supply a range of other One Church food projects including Chomp for low-income families and the Winter Nightshelter.  

 

Rock Farm offers the rural benefits of being outside the city, whereas Florence Road Market brings the fruit of this labour into the urban centre.

 

The market operates every week in the One Church courtyard on Florence Road, sustaining quality local food producers with reliable shopping, offering a vibrant community space to Fiveways residents and creating opportunities for vulnerable people to volunteer and work.

 

Moving forward, Rock Farm is developing permaculture growing strategies that care for both the land and the people in an ecologically cohesive environment. At the same time, Florence Road Market is moving toward sustainable long-term relationships that invite an expanding community of people to join in both conscious shopping and earth care within real community.