June

Monday 10th May 2010

In the world of consumerism, choice is often seen as king. Supermarket aisles are stacked to the rafters with slightly different versions of the same products. Tesco would have us believe that this is simply a response to the consumer... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

The good.. I am enjoying our first strawberries on my muesli; a great way to start the day. Strawberries from the Devon farm are on the extras list now and we will start on the local Laverstoke Park strawberries in some boxes next week. All our strawberries fare grown outside in soil, a practice that is rapidly becoming a thing of the... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

When organic vegetables really got going in the nineties my first response was to form a co-operative of local farmers to keep up with demand. As our box scheme took off in the early noughties it became apparent that there was far more demand than we could sensibly supply from our Devon farms, so I started looking for farming partners... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

With our soils reassuringly moist and most of the early crops in the ground, the rains have been timely and appreciated, but with the first of our strawberries now ripening we need a more settled spell. Lower than average temperatures have meant that most crops are running a week or two late, resulting in far more imports in the boxes... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

As a six year old boy, the prospect of being confronted by a dinner plate polluted by a generous helping of broad beans was the stuff of nightmares. Being forced to... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

The first weeks of June often feel like walking on a somewhat hair-raising and precarious rope bridge; we face the end of the crops from our growers in Southern Europe and look forward with great anticipation to the beginning of our own season. By the start of June the weather in Spain and Italy is becoming too hot and dry... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

A couple of weeks ago we were worried that we wouldn... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Hello All. Rob has taken himself off on holiday to sunny Cornwall for a couple of weeks for some well earned rest so, you... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

The strawberries are ripening well and this week will see the addition of celery, new potatoes and cucumber to the lengthening list of our own produce in the boxes, but even with the recent sunshine our first unheated tomatoes are still green and two weeks from harvest. The only way to get local tomatoes earlier is by using heat. Our... continued