Grow Your Own Vegetables at Daylands Farm – 12 monthly sessions. Starting online & then on farm

Environment & Biodiversity

farmers market sign and fruit

Would you like to start growing your own vegetables?

Farmers Derek and Margaret would like to welcome you to a monthly session at Daylands Farm in Ashurst, where they grow vegetables and cut flowers for Farmers Markets.

Initially starting out online, the beginners’ course will take you through the year with a regular newsletter, recapping the previous month’s session and outlining jobs and plans for this month’s session.

The first online session will be Tuesday 23rd of March at 7.30

We anticipate the first two months (March and April) being an online meeting, before we can start a monthly session at Daylands Farm in Ashurst on the third Sunday of the month from 10am-12noon.

The cost of £60 for the year (12 sessions) includes refreshments and homemade cake (when at the farm) and will be paid in advance. Rain or shine, the course will be run to COVID compliant standards, with refunds if cancelled.


 We got a great response and applications for the course are now closed.  For more information email: 

There will also be an opportunity to order and buy vegetable plug plants from the farm, collected from Steyning’s Farmers Market.

basket in orchard after walk

About Daylands

Derek started selling at Farmers Markets 25 years ago and continues selling in Steyning & Arundel, monthly.

Derek also welcomes schools and groups on farm walks, learning about what happens on the farm, alongside tea and tours for more experienced growers, through the year. They look forward to meeting you if you decide to join.

Daylands Farm is surrounded by woodland, with one boundary along the Honeybridge Stream, fields in Wiston and the house in Ashurst. Derek and Margert farm about 170 Acres and are tenants of Wiston Estate. They have been tenants for almost 30 years and their farm is ideal for conservation, as the fields and wooded areas are small with many hedgerows and a lake, dug in 1991 for wildlife and stocked with coarse fish.