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Vital Veg, organic farm, celery
Posted on Monday, 11 October, 2021 - 15:13
On the farm There is a definite nip in the air these days, with night-time temperatures dipping down to 3 degrees in our tunnels. How quickly the year goes by – there are just two and a half months of 2021 left. We will soon be into frosts, and po...
Vital Veg, organic farm
Posted on Monday, 4 October, 2021 - 20:39
On the farm For the moment at least we are getting that wonderful caught-up feeling, when the list of jobs ahead stops growing quite so fast, so we are smiling! We are almost through our annual sowing programme – just a few more winter greens for t...
Vital Veg, organic farm, cabbage
Posted on Thursday, 30 September, 2021 - 14:18
On the farm A wet start to the week! Spare a thought for our harvest team braving the rain today. They are hardy, but harvesting in the rain can be tough going. We are glad to see the rain, as some of our brassicas are getting a little thirsty....
Vital Veg, organic farm, cauliflower
Posted on Monday, 20 September, 2021 - 20:38
On the farm We have had a good week harvesting potatoes! Like many growers we have been short-handed for our harvest though, which has meant longer hours for fewer of us. But, six of our expected seven tons of tatties are now safely in our store,...
Vital Veg, organic farm
Posted on Monday, 13 September, 2021 - 21:06
On the farm We are well and truly in brassica season! Most boxes have at least one of the three brassica flower-heads this week – broccoli, cauliflower and Romanesco. Some of you will get two or even three of these this week! Enjoy them while the...
Posted on Thursday, 9 September, 2021 - 12:13
On the farm Part of me was hoping for a cool week this week. Another batch of broccoli is ready, and it travels better from our farm to your plates when it is cool. Even a short period of warmth shortens its shelf life considerably. We don’t have...
Vital Veg, organic farm
Posted on Monday, 30 August, 2021 - 14:51
On the farm The days are taking on distinctly autumn characteristics. Officially we have another few weeks of summer before Autumn begins on 22nd September, but the nights are drawing in, the leaves are turning on some of the trees, and the morning...
Vital Veg, organic farm, cabbage
Posted on Saturday, 28 August, 2021 - 18:12
On the farm Anne and I are returning to the farm after two weeks away. What a difference those two weeks make at this time of year. The rain has helped swell the crops and we have returned to a proliferation of veg! The boxes always reflect what...
Vital Veg, organic farm, broccoli
Posted on Monday, 16 August, 2021 - 12:39
On the farm The damper and cooler weather has brought some relief to the harvest team who are in a race against the clock to bring our produce in from the field - and especially the tunnels - before the day begins to warm up. No one enjoys a beauti...
Vital Veg, organic farm, kohl rabi
Posted on Monday, 9 August, 2021 - 11:38
On the farm Anne and I are on holiday, and are grateful to our wonderful team for looking after you all while we are away! We are in the Lake District enjoying (ha ha) heavy rain. But we are also on a bit of a busman’s holiday, and have already be...

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