Riverford Wicked Leeks

a fair deal all around

A run of morning frosts followed by cool, bright and predominantly dry days is ideal for working soil into seed beds but it is hard on young plants, fresh from the greenhouse. There is so much planting to be done that we are struggling to find the time to harvest the last of the leeks, purple sprouting broccoli, cauliflower and salad onions which are intent on running to seed. Fortunately, the cold weather is holding back these last over-wintered crops giving us a little more time.

Rhubarb is a saving grace at this time of the year and it will soon bring a splash of colour to the veg boxes. We occasionally receive calls to let us know that we have accidentally dropped some fruit into the vegbox but this unlikely vegetable is always a planned event.

You may notice that the web address at the bottom of the newsletter has changed. We now have our own website for the farm which gives us the opportunity to tell you a bit more about the farm, the growers that supply our boxes and local products. We