September

Monday 10th May 2010

Thank you, to all of you who responded to the straw poll posing the question of... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

In 1993 Guy Watson set up the Riverford Organic box scheme from his family farm near Buckfastleigh in Devon. At the time there were only a handful of schemes in the country selling their produce direct from the farm to peoples doorsteps. Today the box scheme idea has really taken off, and Riverford is delivering to approaching 25,000 homes around... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

The boxes have been so popular since we started that we have already outgrown the barn we began packing in when we launched in February of this year. So last Friday we packed up all of our River Nene belongings and made the move to a bigger barn. It... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

The squash crop is a bit of a jungle at the moment. I am convinced that some of the children we took out to the fields a few weeks ago are still in there somewhere. We have grown a range of different squashes this year, from the fairly common Butternut through to the more weird and wonderful beauties like Red... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

With the planting and weeding virtually finished for the year and cooler temperatures removing the need to rush crops from the fields, work slips into a steadier routine. This is my favourite time of year, when we reap the fruits of our summer labour and there is less of a struggle to stay ahead of our work. To Keats... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Cold and wet weather earlier in the summer has given us some late and uneven crops but there should be plenty of corn in the boxes through September and early October. We are on the northern limit of its climatic range so it is important to choose protected, south facing fields to give it the best chance. Most of our corn... continued