July

Monday 10th May 2010

A low pressure system has settled stubbornly over the British Isles bringing us lots of that gentle drizzle and leaden, grey sky that Devon does so well. Not much good if you are camping, but great for all the young plants that have gone out in the last month. They are enjoying a stress free start to life in the... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Two centimetres of rain fell on the farm last night. After 20 days of almost wall-to-wall sunshine it was a huge relief for the soil get an opportunity to replenish itself with moisture. Irrigation is essential for growing vegetables but relying on our reserves is costly, time consuming and a drain on local resources. At this time of year plenty... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

The government have just finished a study investigating the distance our food travels from field to plate and the associated economic, social and environmental impact.. Some of their discoveries are really quite striking. Food transportation results in the production of 19 million tonnes of the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, each year with airfreighting contributing over 10 per cent of this.... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

During the summer your local distributors take every opportunity they can to come out and visit us on the farm. We all had a great day in the sunshine last week, walking the fields and tasting the crops like the broad beans, chard and broccoli before they make their way into the box. The days when we all walk the... continued