News & Events

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...
News Letter
Posted on Friday, 24 June, 2016 - 12:11
When we survived the ravages of wireworm in 2006 I did not imagine that, ten years on, I would be faced with the same plague.  I have been powerless to do anything but watch the slow demise of 24,000 of our leeks as they are uprooted by jus...
News Letter
Posted on Friday, 27 May, 2016 - 13:50
... is the farmer’s boot, i.e. there is nothing more important in veg growing than to walk your crops on a daily basis. This piece of farming wisdom was passed on to me by a grower friend who, in turn, no doubt heard it from someone else.  Farmi...
Blog Post
Posted on Tuesday, 24 May, 2016 - 14:06
The polytunnels are bursting into life here at Stowey Rocks Farm. The peppers, aubergines and tomatoes have shot shot up, seemingly overnight, and the basil is being planted: as we sow, we're reminded of the overwhelming aroma that hits you when you...

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