What is BUF?
Address: Bentley Urban Farm High Street, Bentley Doncaster, DN5 0AA
Open: Friday 10:0am – 3:00pm Saturday 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Bentley Urban Farm (BUF) is an upcycled market garden based in Bentley, Doncaster. We are using reclaimed materials to turn a former horticultural training centre into a commercial growing project capable of providing affordable, fresh, healthy, local food whilst creating new opportunities for education, training, skill-sharing, employment and entrepreneurship.
As ‘Doncopolitan‘s’ we’re local people who love Doncaster, but our region has more than its fair share of problems, particularly when it comes to health and food. We have the second highest obesity rate in the country, high levels of food poverty and despite being surrounded by farmland our towns and villages are ‘food deserts’. In Bentley a staggering 94% of us live within walking distance of a fast-food outlet, but there isn’t a single greengrocers in the town. It is literally easier to buy kebabs than kale!
But Doncaster has one of the best micro-climates in the north of England, suitable for growing a wide range of fruit and veg; it has an award winning food market; and some amazing local food producers and companies. Donny should be a celebrated foodie paradise… and we’re working to make sure that it is.
Our project is funded through sales of our produce, especially our BUF Bags and BUF Boxes, workshops, events and kind donations from the individuals and businesses. Please visit our shop or contact us directly to offer your much needed support.
Who is Green Jacker?
Green Jacker is the man behind Bentley Urban Farm, as well as being one of the many talented photographers and writers at Doncopolitan. Green Jacker has also been responsible for a lot of events related to urban gardening and taking life slow with slow food.
Bentley Urban Farm’s BUF Boxes are filled with delicious, healthy, 100% organic fruit & veg. Our specialty is UK produced, seasonal food — including produce you won’t find in other veg box schemes, such as our ‘Pocketbook’ tomatoes and five-leaf-ginseng. Each bag sold helps to fight local food poverty.
Interested in subscribing for a BUF box every month? Click HERE