Vital Veg, organic farm

Newsletter 16th March 2020

CORONAVIRUS please read

Order fulfillment:
Like all food suppliers we have had a sudden rise in demand, on top of the already rising customer numbers. We will do what we can to make sure that orders are fulfilled but we cannot make any guarantee. If we need to miss items out of your order we will make a reduction in your payment accordingly.

Safety:
We are taking as many precautions as we can to ensure that we all remain safe in these worrying times.

You can help - please WASH YOUR EMPTY VEG BOXES IN SOAPY WATER before leaving them out for us to collect. Please don’t soak them (they will go soggy), but use a cloth with plenty of washing up liquid for 20 seconds and then wipe the soap off with clean water.

Our delivery drivers Tom and Jason will ring doorbells to let you know they have arrived, but they will not expect you to open the door and they will not come inside your house. We apologise for this change, and hope that we are able to resume our usual friendly service before too long.

On the farm
On much brighter things! Our nursery tunnel is currently full of trays of seeds which will soon be germinating. The nursery tunnel is a joyful place. We will move young plants out as soon as they are ready to plant and sow more seeds to replace them. Our busiest sowing period is from now until May, and we then continue at a lower pace until the close of the year. This ensures that we have vegetables for you as many weeks of the year as possible.

The last of our seeds are due to arrive this week – these are for our green manures (to build up the fertility of the soil when it is resting from vegetable growth) and patches of flowers…. ostensibly for the bees and other pollinators, but also for our own enjoyment. We have phacelia (lovely purple bee magnet), borage, cornflower, pot marigold, cosmos and poppy. We are looking forward to a beautiful display!