Sutton Community Farm held their biggest harvest festival ever as 450 guests from around the borough flocked to the event over the weekend.

People who attend harvested one-and-a-half tonnes of squash, ate 200 pizzas which were cooked in a wood-fired oven, and listened to live music performances.

Money raised from the event, which was attended by the Mayor of Sutton Cllr Steve Cook and alongside council opposition leader Cllr Tim Crowley, will support the farm’s work this year.

Other highlights included:

• Chefs from Petersham Nursery barbecuing a “candy roaster” squad, farm-grown, that was served up with beef kofte and chilli salsa

• Farm tours which show the inner workings of how it’s run

• Live music from the Zero Carbon band and a celidh dance hosted by the Dirty Aprons

Wallington Animal Rescue raising £180 at their stall, supporting their work of rehoming pets

• A raffle with prizes from local businesses

• Games and activities – such as sack races, tug-of-war, and a veg and spoon race.

Sutton Community Farm, in Telegraph Track is a seven-acre farm which produces more than 250 varieties of vegetables and salad that are directly sold to over 250 customers a week.

This is through a ‘VegBox’ scheme.

It is a 400 member-strong “community benefit society” which helps provide a shared space for people to gain skills, exercise, and make new friends.

Volunteers visit the farm to grow vegetables and pack ‘VegBoxes’ while the farm hosts educational visits for schoolchildren.