June

Monday 10th May 2010

What a wonderful time it is for the discerning cook and grower. It fills me with joy to watch a stream of tractors drawing into the box barn from our fields, laden with dewy fresh beans, carrots, asparagus, spinach, potatoes, lettuce, cabbage and salad leaves. We are also now onto our own delicious Orla new potatoes, grown by John Walton... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Monday 10th May 2010

Half the staff are lost in the broad beans, picking with deft, nimble and (I hope) well motivated fingers, moving systematically up the rows like marshalled locusts. A bean top rustles now and then and occasionally a head pops up to carry out a completed crate, but otherwise they could all be asleep in there. Most veg is picked and... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Over the years we have hosted harvest lunches for locals at the farm; a chance to get to know those you have nodded to while passing in the lane or quietly cursed for not backing up, or known for years but never found the time to catch up with. I normally try to introduce the event (apologising for our tractors... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Monday 10th May 2010

Now is an exciting time at Home Farm. There is so much homegrown veg around that we have a lot to keep on top of. Next week we... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Riverford is helping Send a Cow with this lovely garden, demonstrating the work they do training and supporting sustainable growing methods in Africa. If you are at the show, please come and say hello. Riverford and Send a Cow both share the belief that positive farming practices can have an enormous impact on local communities, helping them create a sustainable future.... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

If you just want a vegbox and find my pontifications on matters beyond the field a bit much, I suggest you skip this newsletter. My mind has wandered beyond the farm gate, stimulated by the contrasting pleasures of The Apprentice and Michael Sandel... continued