February

Friday 25th April 2014

A fantastic run of dry weather is continuing. We are sowing the first of the carrots this week. They will be covered in fleece, which, if it survives the gales, badgers, deer and my dog, will bring the crop forward and allow us to start pulling bunched carrots in June. We have been spreading muck and ploughing to prepare for... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Cauliflower is a crop that we used to grow for Waitrose and Sainsburys and I like to think that as a co-op we are pretty good at it. We had to be to survive on the prices they paid. It is a crop that requires a fertile soil, plenty of manure and good timing in controlling the first flush of... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

A cold snap has made it harder to fill the boxes with our own produce without the variety suffering. The spring greens, cabbages, kales and purple sprouting broccoli will be there in abundance once we get some of that mild, damp, Devon weather more typical of our winters. Some of the spinach we cut in the autumn is re-growing and... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

The first vegbox for a new box scheme... It... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

The heart of our box scheme is a group of growers who work closely with River Nene Organic Farm. I have known many of them for years and feel very lucky that we are working with some of the best in the country. It makes my job much easier! The expertise of the group varies. We have specialists like Alec and... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

As Winter struggles in to Spring things are starting to get busy on the farm. The seeds we ordered in November have arrived and our first sowing of broad beans took place last week. It... continued