June

Monday 10th May 2010

We have our normal international, eclectic bunch of workers out in the fields this summer including, for the forth time, a group of Ugandan organic farmers working and studying here. This connection has developed from a friendship with Timothy Njakasi and his wife Joyce who I met when Timothy was studying in England with the Kulika Trust. Kulika is a... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

After no significant rain for two months, a low swept up the channel last night and dumped two and a half inches on us. The ground gratefully sucked it up as if it was a light shower and is still thirsty for more. It looks as if we will get a repeat this weekend as our staff make their annual... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

This week sees the first of the new season Riverford carrots back in the small and mini boxes, they will be in all the boxes during the next couple of weeks. Riverford works very hard with Andy Hayllor, one of our co-op members, to ensure that they are planted as early as possible. This crop, a variety called Junior were... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Bakers will now be unavailable until the new season starts in July. There has been a price increase in the 2kg bag of potatoes to... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

You may notice a couple of changes to the extras for this month. We have added strawberries (... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

As it continues to heat up and this seasons produce starts to come through in bountiful amounts, look out for extras to but to compliment the boxes. Every week you can add a salad box to your order (... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

If all had gone to plan our restaurant would have been open in July. As it is, it will have walls and a roof but we still have a good month of work finishing it off. To help get a feeling of what sort of food to serve and how it will all work, Jane will be cooking a lunch... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

We finished harvesting purple sprouting broccoli about a month ago and have now been bust preparing the ground for this year... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

When we sat down for discussion of what to out in the boxes this week it was a question of what we could leave out rather than what we would have to buy in to make a good box. The hungry gap is definitely over so there will be no more excuses and pleas for patience for another 10 months.... continued