April 2014

News Letter
Posted on Thursday, 24 April, 2014 - 01:00
Those of you that get to see Dan as he delivers and who know stuff about vans will have noticed that the van has changed.  The cam belt snapped on the last one, rendering it of scrap value and suddenly presenting us with an unexpected bill....
News Letter
Posted on Thursday, 17 April, 2014 - 01:00
I have been wondering how our bumblebees have faired during the wet weather (remember the wet weather?).  Living at ground level during a wet winter like the one we’ve just had can’t be much fun.  Thankfully our autumn sown broad beans, whi...
News Letter
Posted on Thursday, 10 April, 2014 - 01:00
I have mixed feelings about butterflies and moths because of their potential for damage to our crops.  I was very grateful for the low infestations of leek moth, which we saw in 2013 but at the same time, as organic growers, we work to preserve...
Blog Post
Posted on Friday, 4 April, 2014 - 01:00
The BBC brought Ottolenghi into their studios yesterday to advise on how to eat more veg.  His tip was to spice almost any vegetable up with his Harissa sauce or pesto. He also promoted what I would call sweating vegetables in a little oil inste...
News Letter
Posted on Thursday, 3 April, 2014 - 01:00
Once again it turns out that my mum was right and we should all eat more vegetables.   No doubt you will have heard that research has suggested that 5-a-day should be replaced by 7-a-day. It took me a long time to heed my mum’s advice and,...