October

Tuesday 5th May 2015

This week will see the last of the squash safely in store, ready for the boxes and pumpkin day later this month. A sunny autumn has helped to set hard skins and develop their full flavour. For squash fans we are doing a mixed box with recipes for £7.95 on the extras list. Squash generally store better in a warm... continued

Friday 22nd October 2010

The Field Kitchen has won Best Ethical Restaurant at the Observer Food Monthly Awards for the second year in a row. Jane, Sam and Guy went to the ceremony in London to collect the award from Jay Rayner and Lucy Siegle.Other winners included Jamie Oliver, Sheila Dillon and Prue Leith. find out more about the Field Kitchen in Devonormake a... continued

Thursday 21st October 2010

Riverford is a family business. All five of the second generation are working on the farm, with our father and founder acting as our environmental auditor. Watson sibling relations are better than most but we are all stubbornly independent, particularly me (veg) and my two brothers: Oliver (dairy with his partners) and Ben (meat, shops, preserves etc). To keep the... continued

Monday 11th October 2010

Gone are the days when I worked out how much spinach to grow while sitting on the tractor sowing the seed, and then doubled or trebled it to account for weeds, drought, pestilence and incompetence. Inevitably the acreage sown depended a lot on my mood and personal enthusiasm for the vegetable. It was fun, but chaotic and wasteful. Twenty years... continued

Thursday 30th September 2010

I love autumn; after a hectic summer it is a relief to settle back into a more routine existence; plus there is so much great stuff to eat. With the equinox passed and the days rapidly drawing in, a contented melancholy settles over the farm as we finish the last of the summer crops and start bringing in the roots,... continued