News & Events

lifting leeks
Posted on Monday, 12 October, 2015 - 14:42
As autumn sets in, with dramatic skies and the trees starting to change colour, we have been busy harvesting.  More root vegetables will be appearing in your veg bags, as we bring in our lovely carrots, beetroots and swedes. Leeks and celery h...
Couch grass at Vital Veg organic farm Aberdeenshire
Posted on Monday, 5 October, 2015 - 11:42
On the Farm Phew – we just managed to get our late green manures sown before the weather is set to break   It has been a Herculean, but wise task to remove the couch grass first.  It causes a lot of problems for us, making looking after t...
Posted on Monday, 28 September, 2015 - 15:35
Thanks to the recent good weather, the tattie harvest is almost finished.  Lifting the tatties also provides a good chance to clear couch grass which can gradually build up in the field and choke our crops if we don’t keep on top of it.  ...
Vital Veg organic vegetables Aberdeen
Posted on Tuesday, 22 September, 2015 - 18:56
On the Farm What happened to the sun!?  After a lovely weekend it has been gloomy and very wet – so the harvest crew have been well and truly soaked. Please do some sun dances, we need another dry spell to finish lifting the tatties (and to dry...
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...