September

Monday 10th May 2010

The recent warm and sunny weather has been wonderful for ripening the sweetcorn and squash. It is a race against time to get them ripe before the first frost which can be expected any time in early October. Both crops love calm, sunny weather but the flavour of the corn seems to be excellent this year and there should be... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Going back a generation or two, when most of the farms in our parish were owned by the Church of England, it was said that the cider would pay the rent. Each farm was surrounded by orchards and would have it's own mill, press and cellars for storing and maturing the cider. Every now and then some one will still... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Calabrese. Broccoli (or calabrese as growers and Italians call it) is normally a pretty easy crop, provided it has enough muck and water, and is one that our co-op members like growing. It is also one of the few green vegetables that almost all children like and quite a few of you have been asking "where is it?". This year we... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

We are ducking between the showers to get the last of the spring greens planted and to start harvesting our onions and potatoes. As we pass the equinox and start the descent into Winter I have given up hope of the heralded "Indian Summer". The worst thing about the rain is not the wetness or cold it is the resulting... continued