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Friday 4th April 2014

It appears I am going to live forever. According to researchers at University College London, up to 3 veg a day decreases mortality by 14%, 5 by 29%, 7 by 36% and 7+ by 42%. As I live and breathe the stuff I reckon I must be immortal. Maybe I... continued

Thursday 3rd April 2014

A few years ago, inspired by a wild garlic omelette, we started foraging for wild garlic (known locally as ransoms) in the woods on our farm in Devon. What started as a source of pocket money for my children soon became so popular in the vegboxes that we had a... continued

Friday 21st March 2014

The muck is flying, the furrows are turning and every functioning tractor is hitched to something. Even the neglected and otherwise abandoned, smokebelching old timers get coaxed back to life to haul plants, seeds and crop covers to the fields. With sun on their backs, our field workers once again... continued

Friday 7th March 2014

After a couple of sunny mornings I feel my pulse rate rising as another cropping year is about to start. Memories of floods and mud will be banished as the first seedlings are fed into the planter and delivered into the soil in orderly rows. It has been a miserable... continued

Friday 21st February 2014

I’m typing this in the shade of an acacia tree in Guru-Guru, northern Uganda. It’s midday and nothing will tempt the chickens and goats from the shade; all activity has stopped bar the crickets, yet five years ago this was a war zone. With the village destroyed and the ravages... continued

Friday 21st February 2014

Almost since I grew my first organic leek in the ‘80s, I’ve been goaded that organic farming is a western middle class hobby, not a means of feeding the world. In 2000 I decided to find out for myself where it really counted; in sub-Saharan Africa. It was partly a... continued

our farms

Riverford has four farms across the UK which are located in Devon, Hampshire, Peterborough and Yorkshire. Your nearest farm will work with local growers each week to fill your boxes.