Seasonality or eating fruit and vegetables within the season that we can grow them here in the UK is something that many people have lost touch with. Go into any Supermarket and the shelves are full with whatever you want. Strawberries in January, no problem, Courgettes in March, no problem. Well there is a problem … Read more
We tried a few cucumbers last year but they weren’t planted or maintained very well; this year we seem to have got everything right and I am astonished how productive our plants are. Our plants are pumping them out like crazy and what a great summer vegetable it is. Cucumbers make me think of Greece … Read more
Get a taste of growing your own vegetables and fruit in a community…and leave with some fresh produce of your own. For anyone wanting to find out more about what it’s like to be a volunteer at the farm, we are offering a choice of two 2-hour taster sessions open to all (members and non-members), … Read more
Glenn Sargent and Jason Smith called into the farm last night to spend the night. The two friends from Barrow in the lake district have set out on an adventure to paddle in a kayak and canoe all the way from the River Ribble in Preston right the way down to Stone in Stafford, a … Read more
We have a nice big stand at the Green Fayre in the Active West Lancs Marquee, so call in over the weekend if you are around. 11:00-17:00 Saturday and Sunday.
A new potato variety to us, Casablanca have given really good yields. If you are getting our veg share today you will be getting potatoes, onions, broad beans, broccoli, mange tout, chard and beetroot. All freshly harvested this morning.
We have finally reached that point in the year when we have enough crops coming ready to launch our veg box. Working out on the field today with the volunteers has been amazing, everything is so lush and there is a gentle breeze stopping the sunshine from getting too overwhelming. One new crop we are … Read more
Our previously weedy potato patch is looking pretty good now it has been banked up by our volunteers today. Good work everyone, I’m looking forward to the new potatoes boiled with a sprig of mint in a few weeks time.
Rob and Graham hard at work on what must have been the hottest day of the year so far. They are putting the final touches on our new poly tunnel frame before we fit the cover. Weather permitting, we hope to get this done on Sunday if you feel like giving us a hand. It’s … Read more
Now we can get all the tools down to the market garden in one go. Thanks very much Andy Lee.