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Organic leeks at Vital Veg Aberdeenshire
Posted on Monday, 12 February, 2018 - 14:07
On the Farm Finally – we have ploughed the potato ground!  It has been a bit of a wait this year, with wet and then deeply frozen ground.  Over the weekend conditions were good, and our wonderful neighbor was able to undertake the ploughin...
Organic vegetables Vital Veg Aberdeenshire
Posted on Wednesday, 7 February, 2018 - 13:36
On the Farm We had a few days away in Shetland last week, and have come back with renewed admiration for the few folk who grow commercial vegetables in such a northerly place!  The sea helps warm the islands, and temperatures can be kinder than...
#Vitalvegathon 2018 organic vegetables Aberdeen
Posted on Monday, 22 January, 2018 - 12:27
Boxes – Please make sure you leave them out for collection when your next delivery is due, thanks On the Farm Thank goodness we are getting a thaw!  Frozen soils make life challenging on the farm, with a lot of careful attention to weather f...
Plastic free organic veg boxes Vital Veg Aberdeen
Posted on Monday, 15 January, 2018 - 13:00
On the Farm With the days noticeably lengthening our thoughts are turning to preparations for 2018 outdoor crops.  We will start by preparing the ground for the potatoes, early carrots and parsnips – once it is dry enough.   We are...
#VitalVegAthon 2018
Posted on Monday, 8 January, 2018 - 16:16
Happy New Year! We hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year break, and that 2018 is going to be a good year for you and yours!   #VitalVegAthon Challenge 2018 #VitalVegAthon challenge already has over 250 members, and Radio Scotl...
Vital Veg
Posted on Tuesday, 19 December, 2017 - 20:00
#VitalVegAthon Challenge 2018 We would like to invite you all to join us in a veg challenge to run from 1st to 31st January 2018. Despite being super keen fruit and veg eaters normally, we at Vital Veg are guilty of not eating enough veg from time...
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...

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