Sunday, 4 October 2015

So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye......

We've reached the end of an era down on the farm this week. After almost seven years with us (she must have had an itch!), Jeni has moved on to pastures new. We have moulded and shaped her and turned her into something new - or maybe not, it's impossible to do that with a Glaswegian! But we have had a very good working relationship with her and we are sorry to see her leave. We know our customers will miss her and Jeni would like to send her thanks for all her good wishes, cards and gifts that she has received over the last few days. It makes us all realise how special all our regular customers are and we are so grateful for their continued support. Jeni is leaving the farm to pursue her career of writing and photography and we wish her well.

With Jeni leaving, we have recruited a new member of staff - our Girl Friday (and Wednesday) is Lindsy. She is just learning the ropes, so please be kind, especially when we drop her in at the deep end! Her plant knowledge is not as extensive yet as Jeni's, but she is a quick learner and we are sure she will develop into a great asset for the farm and nursery.

Along with Lindsy will be a new member of the pack (if he behaves!) in the form of Fat Jack. He is Lindsy's dog, one of Meg's pups (so brother to Orion, Domino and Fitz!), and hopefully he will settle into life at work on the farm.

We look forward to seeing you down on the farm soon.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Autumn Days


As always we have been super busy down on the farm. Two of our poly tunnels have been having an Autumn refresh, so it's been all hands on deck getting the polythene back on!

The weather forecast is looking very good for this coming weekend so you may want to get in the garden and give it a little Autumnal colour. We now have a lovely range of violas, pansies and cyclamen in stock. Perfect for window boxes and patios too!

It may be warm and sunny during the day, but nights are definitely getting colder. We have bags of well seasoned, dry logs in the farm shop. £3.75 a bag, or 10 bags for £35.00.

We also have lots of lovely varieties of homegrown squash for sale, perfect for those warming bowls of soup, curries or stews. And the first of the parsnips have been lifted too. You can see a current list of what we are harvesting on the right hand side of this page.

We look forward to welcoming you down on the farm soon!

Friday, 21 August 2015

August on the farm

Hello! Apologies for the lack of updates, but Summer is a busy time for us with planting and harvesting. (And the never ending watering - even when it's been raining!). Hopefully we'll have a little more time to show you what we've been up to around the farm and in the nursery in the coming weeks and months!

Our farm is bursting with lots of lovely produce - cucumbers are growing happily in the poly tunnel and we have four different varieties for you to try in our farm shop. Our aubergines and chillies are coming along nicely too and this year we're also harvesting our own Okra (image 5). Not sure what to do with it? Well, it's perfect in curries, like this one or try it in some of these suggestions from the BBC food site.

We've also started picking these beautiful purple beans (image 2).  You won't find these in any supermarket, but we're selling them in the farm shop in small punnets. Perfect to add a little colour and flavour to your evening meal. Boil or steam them alongside some of our glorious new potatoes.

We are open Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm (Saturdays open at 9.30am). You can see a full list of what we are currently harvesting on the right hand side of this page. We look forward to seeing you in the farm shop soon.