Here at Lascaux Permaculture Gardens, we strive to produce the best possible vegetables, fruit and flowers we can, As our name suggests, we grow our produce using permaculture principles, which means that we don’t use pesticides, manufactured herbicides or artificial fertilisers. It is an environmentally sustainable way of farming in tune with the land and natural environment. We use a ‘no-dig’ approach to cultivation which helps preserve the structure and goodness of the soil and works in harmony with nature.
Where possible, we grow heritage varieties and we don't use any artificial fertilisers or pesticides, instead, we use our own compost and natural fertilisers such as nettle juice and comfrey. Of course, the manure from our flock of chickens helps a lot, and our soon to be arriving cow 'Iris' will contribute a great deal to the soil!
All this means that we grow our vegetables in real soil, which we believe gives the best produce - carrots and potatoes that actually taste of something, and a variety you won;t see everywhere because we are always experimenting with growing different vegetables.
If you would like to see how the veg is grown, or see our chickens and ducks, you are always welcome to visit. Just contact us in advance so we know you are coming and we woul be delighted to show you around.
We are pleased to offer a fantastic veg box scheme, offering weekly boxes of fresh, seasonal vegetables grown responsibly and sustainably using permaculture principles in the heart of the Haute Vienne. Each box will contain a minimum of five varieties of fresh vegetables plus portions of homegrown herbs to use that week.
Our scheme works on the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) model that is very popular across Europe. For more information about what a CSA is, click here.
All our boxes are planned in accordance with what grown naturally in the local area throughout the year, which means that you will be truly eating with the seasons. The scheme runs for a nine month period, with vegetables available from our farm shop for the other three months. This is because when growing with the seasons, we cannot guarantee sufficient production during the depths of winter, so would rather not disappoint our customers.
In addition, we will be sharing weekly recipes that use the herbs and vegetables on our Facebook page, website and email.
We also offer a number of supplementary products from the farm, such as fresh eggs from our lovely flock of chickens and ducks (click here to see more of them), as well as cordials, cakes, and herbal tea mixes. If you have a particular interest, contact us and let us know.
Bouquets of cut flowers are available during the spring, summer and early autumn at 2 euro per bunch.
Sizes & Prices
We offer two sizes of boxes. The large box is suitable for 3 to 4 people and is called the 'Boo' box. It is named after our adorable (and huge) cat Boo. The Boo box typically weighs between 4.5-5kg, depending on the season , and will be sufficient to provide vegetables for 3 to 4 people for a week.
The 'Moo' box is named after our other cat, Mitzy (affectionately known as Mitzy-Moo). Weighing 2.5-3kg, it will cater for 1-2 people.
A Boo box is 20 euro and the Moo box is 10 euro and the scheme runs for a base period of 40 weeks (9 months), so the total cost for a Moo subscription is 400 euro and the Boo subscription, 800 euro. Payment can be made upfront via cash, bank transfer or cheque. Alternatively, if you prefer to pay monthly, we are happy to accept post dated cheques for the period.
If you would like a trial box, please get in touch and if you are interested but cannot commit to a full 9 month period, let us know and we will try our best to accommodate your needs.
Eggs are available all year round and cost 1.40 euro for six or 2.40 euro for a dozen. We are registered egg producers and they are really good, even if we do say so ourselves.
Collection from the farm is free on Saturdays between 2pm-4pm, but if this is not convenient, contact us and we wil do our best to accommodate a different time.
We are able to deliver for a small fee. We are based in Lascaux, near Cheronnac. Delivery costs differ based on distance:
< 5km - 1 euro
5-20km - 2 euro
20km + 3 euro