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Vital Veg, organic farm, snowy polytunnels
Posted on Wednesday, 20 January, 2021 - 11:16
On the farm It is cold! We have already had far more frost this winter than we have had in the last few years. For us is a good thing, as it helps restore the balance on the farm, preventing the buildup of potential pests such as greenfly. Of cou...
Vital Veg, organic farm, beetroot in snow
Posted on Wednesday, 13 January, 2021 - 11:00
Happy New Year I know that it seems that 2021 has been underway for a while already, but these are the first veg boxes of the year, so it seems an appropriate moment to send wishes of good health and happiness to everyone. 2021 does look set to be...
Vital Veg, organic farm
Posted on Monday, 21 December, 2020 - 22:29
Thank You Thank you, Dear Customer, for choosing to buy your fresh produce from Vital Veg in 2020. We know that you have many possible sources to choose from, and we really appreciate that you chose us. It has been a tough year for everyone....
Vital Veg, organic farm, leeks
Posted on Monday, 14 December, 2020 - 15:08
On the farm Wet, wet, wet, wet, wet! Well, at least we can be sure that our wells are now topped up, and that the soil on the farm and woodland is hydrated to a good depth! The short days at this time of year allow us to get on with indoor tasks...
Vital Veg, organic farm
Posted on Monday, 7 December, 2020 - 14:46
On the farm Temperatures are bumping around in the very cool to cold zone, making life interesting in the harvest field, and good warm wellies are now an essential piece of kit! The lowest temperature has been -5 °C, but fortunately all the vegetab...
Vital Veg, organic farm, carrots
Posted on Monday, 30 November, 2020 - 16:13
On the farm We have had our first significant frost of the year, with the top couple of centimeters of soil frozen. We are happy to see frosts, in that they help us to control pests on the farm (by reducing the number of overwintering greenfly for...
Vital Veg, organic farm
Posted on Monday, 23 November, 2020 - 14:46
On the farm Well, this week sees the very last of our cauliflower and Romanesco heading out in a few boxes. They don’t stand frost, so we need to be sure that they are all safely eaten before serious cold snaps arrive. The veg boxes are very defi...
Vital Veg, organic farm, carrots
Posted on Monday, 16 November, 2020 - 14:40
On the farm It is still very warm for the time of year, and we have yet to have a frost here are Vital Veg. We may have one later this week – we will see. Frosts are a mixed blessing for us. On the one hand they signal the end of summer and early...
Vital Veg, organic farm
Posted on Monday, 9 November, 2020 - 13:07
A new future for Vital Veg For the benefit of our fortnightly, occasional, and new customers, here is a repeat of last week’s news: 16 years on from “the beginning” Vital Veg has grown into a beautiful, thriving business. It has grown from a dre...
Vital Veg, organic farm
Posted on Monday, 2 November, 2020 - 13:28
A new future for Vital Veg 16 years on from “the beginning” Vital Veg has grown into a beautiful, thriving business. It has grown from a dream, via a tiny business powered by determination, a hoe and an old Subaru car (which did everything from del...

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