News & Events

Organic canary chard at Vital Veg, Aberdeenshire
Posted on Monday, 14 September, 2015 - 19:09
On the Farm This week, the SRUC staff and Organic Agriculture MSc students visited our farm for half a day, along with Dr Susanne Padel from the Organic Research Centre. Fortunately the weather stayed fine and dry, and there was plenty of good discu...
Vital Veg organic farm and Bennachie, Aberdeenshire
Posted on Monday, 7 September, 2015 - 15:24
Exciting news is that organic farming has received a special mention in the newly-published Scottish Government Programme, 2015-2016, which came out last week.  In fact it came out at the top of the list in the Agriculture section of the plan, w...
organic potatoes, Vital Veg Aberdeenshire
Posted on Monday, 31 August, 2015 - 15:16
On the Farm Potatoes - We’ll soon be lifting our maincrop potatoes and these will go into storage to see you through until next April or May.  We don’t spray our potatoes with anything.  This means that we take the leafy tops off them wh...
organic courgettes, Vital Veg, Aberdeenshire
Posted on Monday, 17 August, 2015 - 17:07
As the season progresses, we are harvesting more and more of our own crops.  Last week saw the first of our own courgettes being ready, both “standard” and round ones.
Posted on Monday, 10 August, 2015 - 17:05
We have been delighted to be enjoying some warmer weather over the past week – it has been a great boost for the growth of our produce.  We’re so grateful for some better conditions at last. This week has seen us harvesting the first of our o...
Organic romanesco broccoli grown at Vital Veg Aberdeenshire
Posted on Monday, 3 August, 2015 - 20:24
On the Farm We are preparing to celebrate – because we have almost finished hand-thinning the row crops.  This is a long task, and if the weather holds we will finish this week.  A total of 4.7 kilometers in all this year (when the rows ar...
Posted on Monday, 27 July, 2015 - 18:46
Bees You may have read in the press, the recent news that the National Farmers’ Union are lobbying the government and advocating 'emergency' use of neonicotinoid pesticides, to get rid of flea beetles from oil seed rape crops.  There is incre...
organic carrots, Vital Veg, Aberdeen
Posted on Monday, 20 July, 2015 - 21:11
On the farm We’re happy to say that it looks as if Mary the tractor is on the road to recovery, having been fixed this week.  We will be glad to have her back working on the farm again to help with all the heavy jobs. We’ve been harvesting the...
organic kohl rabi, vital Veg, Aberdeen
Posted on Monday, 13 July, 2015 - 16:34
On the farm Unfortunately we have had a major setback on the farm this week, with the blowing of the cylinder head gasket on the tractor.  This has caused a big setback with our timing, which is especially frustrating at this time of year, wh...
Posted on Monday, 6 July, 2015 - 15:44
On the farm Some of you will find our lovely Romanesco broccoli in your veg bags this week – this is the first time we’ve harvested them this year.   We think you’ll probably agree that they’re very photogenic – and delicious too, of course!...