August

Monday 10th May 2010

It is always a delight to welcome the first pick of English apples. We start the season with a couple of weeks of the variety Discovery. It... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

We recently took the bold step of putting up some polytunnels at the farm, so that we could cultivate more home-grown salad crops; customers have been asking for more and more of these in the boxes in recent years. This felt like quite a momentous decision for us. Although we have twenty five years... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Cooking from scratch takes time. Sometimes it seems futile cooking for hours and then dragging the family to the table for a stressful meal before arguing about whose turn it is to do the washing up. Why not reach for the oven chips and frozen pizza or just let them graze from the fridge at will. Occasionally appreciation or good humoured... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

22% cheaper and delivery is free! Results are just in from our latest price comparison against supermarket produce. In these credit-crunching times, it... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

During a recent tour around a large organic Cotswold estate, the brand manager boasted of how expensive their organic fillet steak was (... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Since we started our box scheme last year, one of our favourite moments is when we open the farm gates to our customers. Last Wednesday saw our first guided tour of the year. Although the British weather did us no favours, it didn... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

As I sit here patiently waiting for summer to reappear, the bottom meadow is a hive of activity, with a host of field workers busy planting strawberries. It feels as if we have been waiting a long time for this moment, with months of watching the red clover grow. Now I don... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

In the middle of what should be the grain harvest, I have not seen a combine move for a fortnight. I try to avoid being a whingeing farmer which is why I have not written much about the farm for the last few weeks; the mud on your carrots, beets and onions is probably saying it all anyway. We do... continued