Friday, 3 April 2015

Easter weekend

Yesterday was a beautiful warm and sunny day at the Market Garden. As opposed to the rest of the week when it was so windy we thought the tunnels would blow away!

The Easter weekend weather forecast is looking very promising and the farm shop and nursery will be open Saturday 9.30am - 4pm, Easter Sunday 10am - 4pm and Easter Monday 10am-4pm. So it's the perfect time to get in the garden, the allotment or even start a windowbox! We have lots of lovely herbs and vegetable packs all ready to be planted now. Currently we have chard, cauliflowers, several cabbages, calabrese, purple sprouting broccoli and lettuce packs. Lots more to come in the next few weeks! We also have our lovely strawberry plants for sale, one that fruits early summer, one midsummer and another that will take you right up till September. And don't forget we have a wide selection of fruit trees, including several dwarf varieties.

On the plant front, we have a great range of shrubs, ornamental trees, bedding plants and perennials. Including these spectacular dicentras (bleeding heart), hellebores and camellias as well as many more in the nursery. And of course, we have Humax compost, well rotted manure and top soil to help give your garden some extra nutrients should it need it.

Finally, lots of customers have been asking us for garden pots. We have now got a wide selection of these in the farm shop.

We look forward to seeing you in the nursery and farm shop over the Easter weekend. Thanks for reading!

Friday, 20 March 2015

This week on the farm

Hello! Just popping by to remind you that Vicky and her Mum will be at Oakwood Farmers Market tomorrow morning. They will be taking lots of our lovely veggies as well as a great range of plants. Perfect for adding a bit of colour to your garden. And of course they will also have plenty of our luscious forced rhubarb for sale too. The farm shop and the nursery will of course be open too all weekend.

If you follow us on Instagram you can keep up with all our spring sowing, planting and harvesting. We've been very busy getting tomatoes and chillies potted up this week all ready for the coming summer months. There are lots of good things to come! (All of these images have been taken from our recent Instagram updates - find us @whiteleysfarm).

Have a great weekend and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Friday, 13 March 2015

Don't forget Mum!


It's a very quick post tonight, but we just wanted to remind you all that it's Mothers' Day on Sunday. So instead of grabbing a bunch of flowers or a box of chocolates from the supermarket, why don't you treat Mum to a nice plant that will keep on flowering for months (and some that will keep on going for years) rather than just a few days. This is just a small collection form our nursery but we lots more in stock. So do pop in and visit us this weekend. Vicky will also be taking a wide selection to Headingley Farmers Market on Saturday morning.

Or if your Mum prefers an edible gift then we have that covered too! Granny's homemade jams are perfect for teatime treats. Try 'Heaven in a Jar', 'Rhubarb and Date', 'Blueberry' or some of our highly sought after 'Lemon Curd'. We also have bottles of the delicious Wildon Grange balsamic vinegars and new in the farm shop from the Seasonal Larder, we have luscious homemade cordials - plum and rhubarb (made from our very own forced rhubarb). And we have a new batch of our Vicky's 'The Bird and the Bees' honey too.

And to really show Mum that you appreciate her - why don't you make a crumble with our rhubarb? It's great with pear and ginger too!

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend with your Mum.