News & Events

Blog Post
Carrot harvest for Bristol and Somerset veg boxes
Posted on Wednesday, 9 November, 2016 - 16:03
Recently we have been supplying over half a ton of carrots each week into Bristol and Somerset through our veg box deliveries and wholesale outlets. In fact we grow everything for our veg boxes here at Stowey Rocks Farm which is an important part of...
Blog Post
Posted on Tuesday, 27 September, 2016 - 13:31
This weekend saw Richard and Remke tying the knot, as Remke finally gave in and said ‘I do’. Hand sewn bunting, a homemade vegetable arch, a handcrafted wooden bar nestled in the trees, tables laden with wonderful organic food, Richard's outpouring o...
Blog Post
Posted on Tuesday, 13 September, 2016 - 20:36
Thank you so much to everyone who came on our celebratory farm walk last Sunday. We really enjoyed having the chance to chat with so many of you, and were very moved by all the lovely comments we received. It’s given us a huge boost here, knowing tha...
Blog Post
Posted on Tuesday, 16 August, 2016 - 14:10
With Richard finally taking a holiday this year (his first week long break in 15 years!), we’ve been left to man the fort and ensure there are no hiccups with our delivery service. He’s gone to sleep in a tent with Remke and their two small children...
Event
Posted on Thursday, 11 August, 2016 - 16:41
This year marks Richard and Remke's 10th at Stowey Rocks Farm. We'll be hosting a veg-cake fuelled farm walk to celebrate, and we hope to see many of you there. The date for your diary is Sunday 11th September. We'd love to know how...
News Letter
Posted on Tuesday, 19 July, 2016 - 17:32
Our vegetable losses from insect pests this year are on course to increase since we are now affected by an epidemic of diamondback moth. The source of the recent outbreak is thought to be Europe (moths are carried on the wind) but the pest is endemic...
News Letter
Posted on Tuesday, 19 July, 2016 - 17:30
Many of you will know of my love of the first potato. The very first are lifted with a garden fork as we sample, expectantly to check the progress of the tubers.  When they are ready we use a simple, single row machine which lifts the plants and...
Blog Post
Posted on Tuesday, 19 July, 2016 - 14:54
I joined the growers for a couple of hours last Friday to have a go on our newest and (currently) most exciting bit of farm kit, the lazy weeder. The lazy weeder is much like a trailer of beds that gets dragged behind a slow moving tractor, with peop...
News Letter
Posted on Wednesday, 29 June, 2016 - 09:40
Thank you for the concern some of you have shown over our leek losses.  In a good year their potential value could have been about £7200 but half of this would have gone in harvesting and trimming them for sale so the loss is less.  In fact...
Blog Post
Posted on Tuesday, 28 June, 2016 - 13:50
It’s an exciting time of year for vegetables. The hungry gap is finally over, and the fields and polytunnels are rich with plant life. We’re harvesting plump, aromatic bulbs of fennel; beautiful, shiny young courgettes; rich and meaty aubergines, and...

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