March

Monday 10th May 2010

We love a challenge at River Nene and two weeks of snow and bitterly cold weather at the end of February really poses quite a test. The icy spell holds back the development of some of our really important winter crops like cauliflower and purple sprouting broccoli. I'm afraid it has meant that neither will feature in the boxes this week. But things are... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

I never cease to find it amazing to learn more about how our food is grown and to meet the people who dedicate their lives to producing what we eat. Farming and growing is always more than just a job... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

When we set up River Nene, we double and triple checked that we had everything in place to get our veg boxes to your doorstep. What we didn... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

It has been a bit warmer this week so planting has started in earnest with onions, cabbages, potatoes, carrots, and if all goes well, the first of the outdoor lettuce. While the sun remains fairly low in the sky, our south facing fields are much faster to warm than the richer, deeper soiled, valley land, and will be the first... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

The temperature outside has jumped ten degrees and the wind has swung back to the South West. We are up to date with the planting and sowing so the return to our good old warm, damp, Devon weather is very welcome. Our leafy crops are much encouraged and are already sending out new shoots. By next week there should be... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

By the time this newsletter appears in your boxes, we will have had our first farm tour of the season followed by a freshly cooked lunch in our Field Kitchen. We have moved on some distance since we first opened in September last year, apart from some final touches all is complete, even with the long awaited solar panels on... continued