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Wednesday 18th November 2015

A couple of years ago I asked for suggestions of less familiar vegetables you would like us to grow for your veg boxes. Among the more frequent suggestions were oca, purslane, turmeric, lemon grass, yukon, puntarelle, ratte potatoes, cardoons, some whacky tomatoes and cime di rapa. I’m a sucker for... continued

Wednesday 18th November 2015

So Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has gone into battle again, this time with his War on Waste programme on BBC One. Supermarket produce specifications, trading practices and spin come off badly, with the focus on Morrisons’ demand for perfect parsnips. Hugh managed to find a rarity; a supermarket supplying farmer who was... continued

Wednesday 18th November 2015

In 1999, after 12 years as an organic grower in the UK, I was starting to get the knack of it; my soils and crops were improving, sales were up and I had founded a local growers’ co-op. None of that prevented me being repeatedly told, “organic is all very... continued

Wednesday 18th November 2015

Our veg box scheme was founded on my blinkered assumption that most of our customers were like me, and grew up in a farm kitchen with a stock pot on the Rayburn, where mud was a way of life and dead animals hung in the larder. Over the years it... continued

Monday 19th October 2015

It has been a near-perfect autumn for us. All our potatoes are now in store; the dry conditions allowing the harvesting machinery to work its magic, gently sifting tubers from the soil before delivering the nuggets to one ton wooden bins on a trailer running alongside. Long gone are the... continued

Monday 12th October 2015

As light levels drop, our last lettuces (planted in early August) are losing the lust for life; with that departing vitality goes flavour, and almost certainly nutritional value. For salad lovers it is time to move on to more robust leaves like mizuna, land cress, claytonia and mustards from our... 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.