Flying solo(ish)

A shorter note this week as Chris is away and my brain feels a bit foggy after the past 24 hours shifting veg in and out of the fridge,...

Wise Wilf and padron peppers

Thanks for all the lovely emails of support after we mentioned last week about box numbers dropping off. A couple of excerpts here...

Edge planting and traybakes

Not too much to report this week other than it's still non-stop and the veg from the field is looking amazing. We've been ridiculously...

Jams and amazing UK produce

Such a lovely time of year to be growing and selling veg and fruit. So many yummy things to make and cook at this time of year, not...

Eating outside and more watering

Hope you're all managing to stay cool - both physically and politically (we'll say no more on that one.....!!). One upside of the sticky...

Big onions and summer rain

Rain, glorious rain (how to tell someone you're a farmer without telling them you're a farmer, haha). In the field: Planted out more...

Watering and apple wisdom

Happy summer solstice! Quick one this week as running out of time - again. We're certainly at the time of year where there is just not...

Paddington and poorly cucumbers

If you missed Paddington and the Queen swapping marmalade sandwich notes, it's worth a watch. Hope you all had a lovely weekend despite...

Recipe: Vegetable moussaka

Taken from 'Rick Stein At Home' Serves 6-8 Ingredients: 1 aubergine sliced lengthways 3 courgettes sliced lengthways olive oil 2 large...

Scapes and more sowing

What a difference a week makes. Hopefully we can wave goodbye to the hungry gap till next year! The boxes seem full of life and full to...

New potatoes and new helpers

We're feeling a little bit deflated this week on the veg front, but it's the tough weeks that make the better ones so good! Once again,...

Crofting and baby leeks

It's been a warm start to the week - along with the burst of torrential rain! - making working in the field just that little bit more...

Chester cauliflowers and lime pickle

We had a thoroughly lovely weekend of impromptu catch ups with a few local friends and neighbours - we may not live in a big city with a...

Little helpers and Offa's Dyke

Enlli was fab, and we finished our mini time out with a bit of a run (14 or so miles?) along Offa's Dyke - what a stunning bit of...

Easter chocolate and salads

Happy Easter / Pasg hapus, hope everyone managed a bit of rest and maybe a bit of chocolate too. A short-ish and early note this week as...