January

Tuesday 5th May 2015

The eggs we sell come from organic chickens reared to Soil Association standards. The birds are kept in flocks of less than 500 birds, are reared to an age of at least 81 days and have access to organic pasture during daylight hours for at least two thirds of that time. The pasture should be left fallow to recover for... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Over 5500 years ago our ancestors stumbled upon the humble onion. Onions soon became a popular food, thanks largely to their resistance to spoiling over the winter. Their status was elevated when they found their way into North Africa, where they were worshipped by the ancient Egyptians who believed their durability, spherical shape and concentric rings symbolised eternity. This season the... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

All our organic chickens are reared to Soil Association standards which stipulate that the birds be kept in flocks of less than 500 birds, be reared to an age of at least 81 days and that they have access to organic pasture during daylight hours for at least two thirds of that time. The pasture should be left fallow to... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

You may notice in the next few days that the leeks are slightly dirtier than usual and the cuts may not be as neat as you are used to. Our local grower Duncan Janaway bravely faced the horrendous weather to pick the leeks he had agreed to supply us for the end of the week. Duncan and his staff had to... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

In the beginning, the Great Patriarch (GP) came to Riverford with a dream. As the years passed, the dream changed often and no-one ever knew whether Riverford was a farm, scrapyard or rural theme park. But he knew those years were a gestation period. Years later said to one son,... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

You may not have time to think, let alone write after Christmas but if you have time we... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

January and February are the quietest months on the farm. The wet soils and the threat of frost make it foolish to think about planting, and the weeds won... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Starting tonight at 9pm on Channel 4, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall explores the horrors of intensive chicken farming. The journey takes him far from the cosy lifestyle of River Cottage and into the harrowing conditions of running his own modern poultry production line. See more... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

February always seems rather dreary as we... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

A range of interconnecting factors govern the growth of our crops. Is there sufficient daylight for the crop to produce enough energy for growth through the process of photosynthesis? Is the soil warm enough for its microbes to break down organic matter to release nutrients for the plants to feed on? Is there enough organic matter in the soil for... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Organic farm warns that last year... continued