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Organic beetroot, Vital Veg, Aberdeenshire
Posted on Sunday, 10 December, 2017 - 19:13
On the farm Thank goodness for the snow!  Well – what fickle folk Growers are I hear you say, since you know that last week I was writing about how glad we were that the snow had melted.  In our defence, there is a time for snow (and it’s...
Organic leeks, Vital Veg Aberdeenshire
Posted on Monday, 4 December, 2017 - 13:03
On the farm We are glad to see the back of the snow, which always makes jobs on the farm slower than usual.  A big thanks to Tom who turns out in all weathers to deliver your veg, and to the harvest and pack teams who brave the cold getting eve...
Clouds on the horizon
Posted on Monday, 27 November, 2017 - 15:54
Weathering the weather Apparently 2017 has been the wettest season for 80 years, with rainfall totalling 170% of the annual average.  We don’t keep detailed records of the rainfall totals on the farm (though it is on our list…), but we noticed...
Vital Veg organic black kale Aberdeenshire
Posted on Monday, 20 November, 2017 - 16:14
Thoughts on packaging Regular readers of this newsletter will know that we have been upping our efforts to reduce our plastic packaging.  Plastics have excellent qualities for keeping food fresh and clean, but also have devastating environmenta...
Organic, Savoy Cabbage, Local food, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Paleo
Posted on Monday, 13 November, 2017 - 15:17
On the farm One of the joys of veg growing is seeing the ‘fruits’ of our labour as the plants mature. When seen in their full glory, growing in the field or Keder tunnel, their magnificence is revealed. Surely the savoy cabbage must be one of THE...
Organic beetroot, Vital Veg, Aberdeenshire
Posted on Friday, 10 November, 2017 - 17:14
On the farm The colder weather is really slowing the veg growth down, and we are thankful that there has been enough warmth and sunshine this summer to give us a good crop.   Most of the vegetables in the field have reached their final...
Posted on Friday, 10 November, 2017 - 17:06
On the farm Brrrr!  It is getting very chilly in the veg field, and the thermals have been brought into action once again!   We are grateful for the colder weather (as long as it is not too cold…!) because it stops some of the pest...
Organic Romanesco, Vital Veg, Aberdeen
Posted on Friday, 10 November, 2017 - 16:52
On the farm We are pleased to have another week of the delicious Romanesco broccoli!  It has been so (relatively!) warm that we have been worried that they would bolt and lose their lovely shape.  Fortunately this has not happened.  W...
Organic Romanesco, Vital Veg, Aberdeen
Posted on Monday, 16 October, 2017 - 18:40
On the farm It has been a dark and very damp day today as we started harvesting for this week’s orders.  Waterproofs, wellies and thermals essential!  Getting muddy goes with the just goes with the job, especially at this time of year!...
Organic potatoes, Vital Veg, Aberdeenshire
Posted on Monday, 9 October, 2017 - 09:51
On the farm At last it has stopped raining sufficiently for us to start harvesting potatoes again.  We are fortunate that we have a small enough acreage to be able to wait for better conditions and to protect our soils from the damage that oc...

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