Welcome to Tuppenny Barn…

Help for the Community

As a children’s charity, we at Tuppenny Barn are keen to help the community in this time of great need.  We have stepped up our normal working model to be able to provide as much fresh produce to those locally. The shop is now open on Thursdays from 9 – 4pm.  We are practising strict social distancing, internally and externally, to keep both customers and staff safe.

During the pandemic we were approached to help those families in the community that found it hard to provide food for their families.  In response we set up a Hardship Food Fund , specifically to meet this need.  We are really grateful initially to the Sussex Community Foundation and Waitrose Chichester for being our first donors to this scheme and thereafter the many other donors including CAF and the National Lottery Recovery Scheme.  We were able to raise funds to feed 20 families over a period of 23 weeks.  We also established an elderly and vulnerable fresh produce, home made meal and fish delivery subsidised service that made 153 visits within the local community.

To find out more of what we have been doing read our latest version of Charity Chatter (Sep 2020)

Our vision is to create a better future for our children through inspiring communities to learn about sustainable and organic food.

Tuppenny Barn is a UK registered charity.   We cultivate and harvest organic produce, using this to create learning experiences for all ages and to promote the benefits of growing, cooking and eating healthy food.

From hosting school trips and after-school clubs, to workshops and holiday activities, we teach children where fruit and vegetables come from, the benefits of eating nutritional food and give them the skills to grow and prepare their own meals.

We also provide educational experiences and activities for the wider community, to help people develop their growing and cooking abilities, alongside countryside skills like foraging, wreath making, bee keeping and willow weaving.

Our Education Centre has been designed with sustainable principles at its heart and provides a beautiful space for meetings, community and music events, art exhibitions and special occasions like weddings. We also provide a beautiful space for wakes that can be held both inside or weather permitting, outdoors in our marquee.

Our shop, open every Thursday, sells delicious, fresh organic bread, cakes and bakes, eggs, preserves and the fresh organic fruit, vegetables and cut flowers we grow here.

Help this special place thrive – visit today and find out what Tuppenny Barn can offer you and your community!