time to hibernate

Well, all I can say is I feel like hibernating. The temperature is -10°C already and due to get colder. It seems bizarre that just two weeks ago we were drilling the last of the corn into pretty dry ground. Admittedly it was out of grass, but what a difference a fortnight makes. Needless to say there isn’t much showing yet and it will be interesting to see how it does.

With Christmas just around the corner, school visits to the farm become ever more festive. We are hosting live nativities, where the children take an active role alongside some of our farm animals. We have a new donkey who is very vocal and just at the critical time when the children begin their rendition of ‘Silent Night’, it becomes obvious that the donkey has other ideas. There are also festive weekends running at the farm and we are open the week before Christmas. We’d love to see you here and you can even have brunch or tea with the ‘real’ Father Christmas (and meet the noisy donkey). You’ll need to book for the brunch and tea.

We had a fantastic day last weekend for the Riverford Christmas event at the farm. It was great to see so many of you and show you the food and drink we have on offer to make your Christmas go smoothly. The ‘chop and chat’ cooking demonstration was very popular, giving you ideas for leftovers and how to make something a little bit different over Christmas. You can see the full range of our Christmas food and drink online or in the catalogue that went out with your vegbox. If you haven’t seen a copy yet, let us know and will get one out to you.

John Walton

 

deliveries between christmas and new year
We’re taking a break with no deliveries between Christmas and New Year, so stock up on all you need in Christmas week (veg-wise, you’ll get best value by going up a box size).