March

Monday 10th May 2010

The potato saga continues. Slowly but surely last year... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

I am told this is a bit of a rant, but it is something I really feel strongly about... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

March will see our first plantings of a wide variety of lettuces. The earliest variety we grow is Little Gem which we cut and bag in the field as twin packs around mid May. This early variety is followed by Oak Leaf and green and red Batavia through the summer months. The young lettuce plants we use are raised in... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Riverford or River Swale? It is 16 years since I packed my first vegboxes in a cow shed at Riverford in Devon and delivered them locally in a beaten up Transit, in a bid for freedom from the clutches of supermarkets and wholesalers. Ten years later the Devon farm seemed to have grown big enough, but I had something of the... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Having blown the Jerusalem artichoke trumpet (in more ways than one) last month, it... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Last week our Field Kitchen restaurant in Devon was named the Observer Food Monthly... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

The farm has been bathed in almost continuous sunshine for two weeks, giving us a wonderful start to the new season. The cows are out, the spreaders are flinging muck, and lettuce, cabbage, onions, carrots and potatoes are being planted into perfect, rapidly warming seedbeds. The last of the cabbages, leeks, greens and cauliflower still need harvesting for the boxes,... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Each month we compare our range of boxes against online prices for equivalent organic produce from 3 leading supermarkets. So far, our produce has always come out significantly cheaper (and this does not take into account our free delivery). Best value boxes in March were: Roots and Greens @ 46% cheaper Winter @ 30% cheaper... continued