Riverford Wicked Leeks

the biggest jerusalem artichoke giveaway in history (we think)

We grow 104 different types of crops for the boxes. Almost without exception, every crop from the lettuce to the sweetcorn, suffered last year at the hands of the awful summer. But while crops struggled all over the farm, one knobbly little subterranean root was relishing the miserable conditions. By September the Jerusalem artichoke plants (which are related to sunflowers) were a towering ten feet tall. Scrabbling in the soil beneath them gave us a preliminary indication that they had exceeded expectations, but until the crop was lifted it was very difficult to make an accurate assessment.

We are now able to reflect on the magnitude of our bumper yield. It