August

Monday 10th May 2010

We had our first farm tour at River Nene last week. It... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Monday 10th May 2010

At this time of year, in some of our more established crops, we tend to tolerate quite a bit of weed growth. With the crops like the carrots that are being harvested daily the weeds won... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Most boxes over the next few weeks will enjoy some bunched beetroot. I know beetroot is a little bit of a love/hate vegetable and perhaps won... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Every year I take my family to camp on the cliffs near Start Point. The scenery here is dramatic but farming the thin, stony soil in small fields is labour intensive. This land will never yield the returns of large-scale prairie grain farming, or intensive feedlot production, in countries where there is no concern for animal welfare, visual amenity, the... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Late summer and early autumn is a fantastic time for discerning cooks. However there is a saying in the veg trade that bean time is lean time; the suggestion being that when french and runner beans are cropping (mainly August and September) there will be gluts of everything, prices will be on the floor, and all the growers and barrow... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Some companies measure their progress in sales, profits or staff numbers, others in customer satisfaction. I would like to plot our development against beer consumption at the annual staff BBQ and Christmas bash. Experience has taught me that how many turn up, and how long they stay, is as good a barometer of how well we are doing as anything... continued