April

Wednesday 12th May 2010

We are moving into the “hungry gap”; the few weeks of April and May between the end of the old season crops and the first harvest of the new season plantings. Enjoy the last of the old; there is an abundance of leeks, cauliflower and purple sprouting broccoli in the boxes this week (and perhaps next) but that will be... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

I feel something of a fraud, writing about what is going on at home whilst stranded in Spain unable to get home because of the volcanic ash fiasco. Seeing the chaos something like this causes brings home just how much the world relies on airspace and airfreight. Something good to come from this is that it might increase people... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

The much-maligned cauliflower needs a makeover. Whether it... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

Spring has arrived and, after a frustratingly dormant winter, the farm is once again a hive of activity. Brought on by the sudden rise in temperature, the last of the overwintered crops are rushing to maturity giving us a late flush of cauliflower, leeks, purple sprouting broccoli and greens plus the wild garlic from our woods. The lengthening days are... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

The main news distracting everyone right now, apart from who is going to win the election, is of course the volcanic ash and the disruption it has brought to so many people. There has been panic that there will be no fruit and veg left on supermarket shelves, as well as reports of fresh produce rotting in overseas air depots.... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

This week we have apples and pears in the boxes from Mike and Gay Prev... continued

Monday 10th May 2010

We're bringing our award-winning Field Kitchen restaurant up from Devon so you can taste a range of seasonal dishes cooked by Jane Baxter and her team. And say hello at our vegbox stand - we like to meet you all! It promises to be a great day out, with chefs like Raymond Blanc, Giorgio Locatelli, Willie Harcourt-Cooze, Thomasina Miers and Oliver... continued