April

Monday 10th May 2010

This week... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

We have had enough warm weather to allow most of our early crops to get established. One or two of the very early sowings failed due to cold weather in February but that is always a risk you take. A bit of luck, combined with some good judgement, meant that in most cases emergence coincided with a rise in temperature... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

The next four to six weeks will be the most difficult of the year for us as we scour the fields of Devon, England, Southern Europe and even North Africa in an attempt to keep the boxes full, varied and of good quality. When we started the box scheme twelve years ago I used to encourage our less committed customers... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Some of my earliest television memories were sitting down with my family on a Sunday morning and watching the London Marathon. From the comfort of the living room it always seemed such an amazing event to be part of as well as an incredible spectacle. After 25 years of armchair participation I finally decided in September last year that it... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

This time of year is tough for all box schemes as we bridge the gap between our remaining crops from last season and the first crops of the new year. But it... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

The warm and dry spell that we have enjoyed over the past week has given us a great window to catch up with sowings on the farm. Parsnips, leeks, peas, beans, onions and garlic are all safely in the ground. The rest of our crops will follow soon when the threat of a late frost has passed. Meanwhile we approach... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

When you travel to other countries it... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

After a ten year gestation period, our on farm restaurant will have its official opening on 26th May. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall will be cutting the tape. I love his cheerful, celebratory and bold approach to growing, preparing and enjoying food so I am delighted that he will be doing the honours. He used to be a customer until moving to River... continued