We plant broccoli (officially called Calabrese) in succession so that we can provide our customers with homegrown broccoli for as much of the season as possible. During the winter months and the 'hungry gap' our broccoli comes from organic growers in France or Spain.
Our carrots are freshly dug from the soil and are renowned for their wonderful flavour. When they arrive, store them in a cool place (in a bag) or in your fridge. Do not wash until you are ready to eat them; the soil helps retain flavour and nutrients and improves storage.
Fresh green celery: we usually cut ours long, so that you can benefit from some of the leaf which can be cooked or juiced. The central younger stems of green celery can be eaten raw with dips and the outer stems add superb flavour to soups and stews.
Home grown tomatoes that did not manage to ripen during that last spell of warmth. Great for making chutney or chilli jam. They have a lovely tangy flavour and can also be added to curries or a vegetable chilli.
Our homegrown tomatoes are available from July until November. For those of you who like to see a tomato or two in their kitchen for the rest of the year, we source either vine tomatoes or standard salad tomatoes from other growers in the UK. When there are no organic tomatoes left in the country, we source them from France, Italy or Spain.