Situated in the Essex town of Stansted Mountfitchet, The Elms Farm Allotment site currently has 60 plots, including two community plots and a beekeeping area. The community plots are run by Human Roots and Let’s Talk, Stansted! Men’s Shed (The Veg Shed).

Initially set up and administered by Stansted Mountfitchet Parish Council, the day-to-day running of the allotment site was passed to the Elms Farm Allotment Association (EFAA) in February 2024. The EFAA is managed by a committee made of plot holders who know the site and understand its needs.

The Association has the following aims:

  • to maintain a strong working relationship with the Parish Council, our landlord, and meet all obligations under our lease.
  • to improve the facilities for plot holders and keep the sites well-maintained.
  • to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for people to come together to share their interest in growing their own food, exercise and fresh air whilst providing opportunities for plot holders to volunteer or participate in activities that foster a sense of community.
  • to develop and maintain strong links with the wider community and other complementary organisations to promote the allotment movement.
  • to encourage allotment holders to take an environmentally and ecologically friendly approach to methods of growing, harvesting and pest control. This is to enhance and protect the health of the allotment sites now and in the future.
  • to ensure that as many plots as possible are allocated and cultivated in accordance with its rules.

Plots become available from time to time, and we hold a waiting list to whom plots are offered on a first-come basis. If you are interested in joining the waiting list, please fill out the form on the Allotment Plot Application Page, or if you would like further information about the allotments, please use our contact form, and one of the committee members will get back to you as soon as possible.