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Vital Veg, organic farm
Posted on Monday, 13 September, 2021 - 21:06
On the farm We are well and truly in brassica season! Most boxes have at least one of the three brassica flower-heads this week – broccoli, cauliflower and Romanesco. Some of you will get two or even three of these this week! Enjoy them while the...
Posted on Thursday, 9 September, 2021 - 12:13
On the farm Part of me was hoping for a cool week this week. Another batch of broccoli is ready, and it travels better from our farm to your plates when it is cool. Even a short period of warmth shortens its shelf life considerably. We don’t have...
Vital Veg, organic farm
Posted on Monday, 30 August, 2021 - 14:51
On the farm The days are taking on distinctly autumn characteristics. Officially we have another few weeks of summer before Autumn begins on 22nd September, but the nights are drawing in, the leaves are turning on some of the trees, and the morning...
Vital Veg, organic farm, cabbage
Posted on Saturday, 28 August, 2021 - 18:12
On the farm Anne and I are returning to the farm after two weeks away. What a difference those two weeks make at this time of year. The rain has helped swell the crops and we have returned to a proliferation of veg! The boxes always reflect what...
Vital Veg, organic farm, broccoli
Posted on Monday, 16 August, 2021 - 12:39
On the farm The damper and cooler weather has brought some relief to the harvest team who are in a race against the clock to bring our produce in from the field - and especially the tunnels - before the day begins to warm up. No one enjoys a beauti...
Vital Veg, organic farm, kohl rabi
Posted on Monday, 9 August, 2021 - 11:38
On the farm Anne and I are on holiday, and are grateful to our wonderful team for looking after you all while we are away! We are in the Lake District enjoying (ha ha) heavy rain. But we are also on a bit of a busman’s holiday, and have already be...
Vital Veg, organic farm
Posted on Monday, 2 August, 2021 - 19:40
On the farm The first of our own tatties are being lifted today! Colleen will be making their way into veg boxes once we are out of our stored potatoes. We will soon be lifting some of our many other varieties – so if you are a potato fan keep an...
Vital Veg, organic farm
Posted on Monday, 26 July, 2021 - 19:49
On the farm Will we get the rain?! The hot dry days are making our soil a little drier than we would like, so we are hoping for rain, again! I increasingly think that a future investment for Vital Veg will be better management of our rainwater. W...
Vital Veg, organic farm, fritillary butterfly
Posted on Wednesday, 21 July, 2021 - 12:17
On the farm What great growing weather! The crops are loving this sunshine in the wake of the rain at the beginning of the month. The potatoes in particular worship the sunshine, and it won’t be long before we start lifting the first of our early...
Vital Veg, organic farm
Posted on Friday, 16 July, 2021 - 11:42
On the farm Our weeding team are almost at the end of our row crops (carrots, parsnips, beetroots and swede) – all done laid down on our (very comfy) weeding trollies! I totted up the distance weeded – 4.6 km. Well done team!! They will be moving...

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