February

Monday 10th May 2010

This is in response to my aunt who thinks our recipes are too poncy and that we should be encouraging you to cook in a more traditional, thrifty, and joined up way. Throwing away potentially good food and using a highly processed, adulterated and inferior alternative (did you ever look at the ingredients of a stock cube) for lack of... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Leeks are the vegetable equivalent of the sloth. We plant them way back in May and the last harvest is almost 12 months later. They take an age to get themselves established leaving them prone to all sorts of problems, the biggest being competition from weeds. Crops like courgettes and potatoes soon produce a dense, broad-reaching canopy that crowds outweeds,... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

We are happy to report that week one of deliveries went very well and we managed to get 200 boxes to the right doorsteps on the right days. Now we are in the swing of things and confident that we can take on more box deliveries, we hope to mirror the experience of our sister farms who were astonished by... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

It will be a proud moment for all of us here at River Swale Organic Vegetables, to see our first boxes filled with vegetables leaving the farm on their way to your homes and now the wait is almost over. The farm is a hive of activity, with everyone busy making sure we are ready for next weeks deliveries, even... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

We also deliver... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

At this time of year there isn... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

This week Stan and I have been walking the fields that we are starting to convert to organic status. For the last forty years they have been managed intensively in a conventional way and the lack of life and deterioration in structure of some fields is staggering. Like many farms over the last forty years, the pressure in the marketplace... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Each year organic people of the world converge on Nuremberg in Germany to show off their latest organic offerings and meet with other like minded companies and individuals. It is an incredible sight... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

This week we will deliver our first boxes in the North East from River Swale Organic Vegetables. The vegetables will not be southerners. This is the third in our sisterhood of regional box schemes, building on the lessons we have learned over 21 years of growing organically and 14 years of packing boxes in Devon. River Nene, our second regional... continued