News & Events

Posted on Monday, 30 March, 2020 - 21:46
PRICES We might have guessed that prices of fruit and bought-in vegetables were going to get rocky. This morning (Monday) we learnt that the produce we ordered for this week’s boxes has increased in price anywhere from 10% (onions) to 105% (courget...
Vital Veg, organic farm, organic salad
Posted on Tuesday, 24 March, 2020 - 07:38
UPDATES Customers - We will keep you updated on any developments or changes using email – so please do keep checking for messages from us and please make sure we are in your safe senders list. On the farm Amidst all the stress and uncertainty in...
Vital Veg, organic farm
Posted on Monday, 16 March, 2020 - 20:45
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....
Vital Veg, organic farm, leeks
Posted on Tuesday, 10 March, 2020 - 20:24
On the farm What a difference a week makes! The brighter weather has cheered us all up in the face of worrying news on the airwaves. We have all our new season leeks sown, thanks to a heroic effort by Jason. The nursery tunnels is filling already...
Vital Veg, organic farm, organic seeds
Posted on Monday, 2 March, 2020 - 21:20
On the farm We are glad to see the back of the snow. It lingered at Tillydaff until last Saturday morning. But now it has gone and the nights are a little less cold we are starting our main sowing programme with gusto. It feels good, and the nurs...
Vital Veg, organic farm
Posted on Monday, 24 February, 2020 - 20:43
On the farm The first of the snow. It is not unusual for the weather in February to be worse than December. Just when the nights are beginning to get lighter and the birds start singing with gusto – then Mother Nature turns cold and snowy. Finger...
Dry stone walling classes
Posted on Monday, 17 February, 2020 - 14:55
Event: Dry stone walling weekend 21-22 March 2020 - 10am to 4pm each day The tutor Malcolm Hutcheon is an award-winning Scottish Stone Mason and experienced tutor. He is currently District Works Manager for Historic Scotland, responsible for th...
Vital Veg, organic farm, purslane
Posted on Monday, 10 February, 2020 - 21:10
On the farm It has been a wild week. Fortunately our tunnels and crop covers are all still in place and unharmed. We are lucky to have escaped the worst of the wind and rain, and are thankful for that. There are more strong winds forecast, so her...
Vital Veg, organic farm
Posted on Wednesday, 5 February, 2020 - 13:00
On the farm At last, we have ploughed ground ready for this year’s potato crop – all 12 varieties! We will be planting these in April, once the grass and clover have had a chance to rot down under the plough. This nitrogen-rich organic matter will...
Vital Veg, organic farm, chard
Posted on Monday, 27 January, 2020 - 19:19
On the farm We have made a start outdoors – cutting last years ley, and repairing the burst field drains. We can get on and plough in a few days once the ground has dried around the repairs. The next job will be to sow the 15,000 (or more!) leeks...

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