September

Tuesday 5th May 2015

This summer, we asked children up and down the country to join our veg challenge, to discover whether kids really do know their carrots from their kohl rabi. We’re very encouraged by the results, that suggest that not all children think that milk comes in cartons or tomatoes in tins. The big news: On average, children aged 3-11 recognised over... continued

Thursday 16th September 2010

As I arrived at the farm at 7am today, everyone was rushing around frantically. The darkening mornings seem to have taken us all by surprise, and what is normally a prompt start to the day turned into a rush as we had all grabbed an extra few minutes under the duvet. There is other rushing about to be done, namely... continued

Thursday 16th September 2010

By now you probably all know what a yurt is; after its two weeks at Stockley Farm we certainly do. Those of you who joined us in our travelling restaurant during the first week saw it pitched in a beautiful green field, but by the time it left, thanks to a massive amount of rain, the field looked more like... continued

Thursday 16th September 2010

Last week the combines arrived to harvest the wheat and barley from our fields. We also started harvesting the main crop onions, coinciding with the traditional spurt of harvest festival activity of gathering in the corn. The other day I was looking up the origins of the harvest festival online and discovered that one of our local villages, Elton, was... continued

Thursday 9th September 2010

I know a significant number of customers don’t care whether the box on their doorstep is organic so long as the veg is fresh, tastes good and is reasonably priced. They tend to be male and bemoan the lack of frozen peas in their diet since Riverford got in the door. Many have a suspicion that the whole organic thing... continued

Thursday 2nd September 2010

Having forgotten to buy my twelve year old son a birthday present, imagine my pride and relief when he said “that’s alright dad, you can just give me six jars of your preserved artichoke hearts”. Globe artichokes came bottom in our kids’ veg challenge questionnaire this summer, with only 16% of children having eaten them. Predictably, carrots were favourite, followed... continued