July

Monday 10th May 2010

Thank you to all who came to our first open day. It was an incredibly busy... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

In the sun, sun, sun... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

The papers are full of stories of the newly impoverished middle classes turning away from organic food in general and box schemes in particular. Add to that rising fuel prices, and the media would have you believe that we vegbox growers are ready to end it all in a puff of shotgun smoke. For several years the media have painted... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

In the fledgling days of our box scheme, back in 1993, it became quickly apparent that most customers loved the idea of eating all those seasonal vegetables, but were sometimes defeated by the reality. Some were bemused by celeriac, kohl rabi, wet garlic and artichokes, while others grew bored of cabbages, swedes and kale. As a keen but amateur cook... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Before land can be certified as organic, the Soil Association (our organic certification body), requires the land to go through a two year conversion period. The two year transition of the land from non-organic to organic serves two key purposes; firstly it allows sufficient time for any chemicals previously applied to the land to degrade and secondly, it provides us... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Picking, planting and weeding all overlap in July making for a hectic few weeks before we can relax a little in August. We are still struggling against the rain to pick the last of the strawberries; they can only be picked when the fruit is dry, meaning that in patchy weather we cannot always get as many for the boxes... continued