We believe that good quality produce, grown without chemicals, is one of the best things in life. Whilst we are not certified organic we adhere to the guidelines of organic growing, meaning all our produce is grown naturally, without the aid of chemical fertilisers or insecticides.
One of the aims of or veg boxes is to eat locally therefore what is in season. As the seasons and weather change so does what’s growing. Through the winter months, the poly tunnels are filled with winter greens and hardy salads, as spring comes there’s a slow awakening to the likes of peas and herbs. The salad bags get more exciting additions, like pea shoots and edible flowers. As summer begins, courgettes, cucumbers and aubergines appear and the long await for the fresh tomatoes arrives! The king of the herbs, basil comes along with the tomatoes plus soft fruits like black currants and gooseberries. And finally as the summer gets long, the sunshine blesses us with sweet and chilli peppers and sometimes melons!
For now we don’t grow many ‘staples’ such as potatoes / onions and carrots as we don’t have the space or are able to compete with the bigger industries, we depend on surrounding larger farms for these. Everything is hand sown, tended and picked. While we take the utmost care to ensure only the highest quality veg reaches you, even the keenest of our eyes misses the odd nibble or blemish – signs that you can be assured we’re not using pesticides! We don’t wash any of the produce before packing as this can significantly reduce it’s longevity, we ask that you wash all produce before eating.
Packaging – where feasible we use paper bags, or indeed if you receive a veg box, most of the larger veg is left un-wrapped. Salad leaves and other tender leaves are sealed in home compostable bags, the long awaited wrapping has arrived! These bags can go, as it says, in your own compost heap or in your compost caddy for council collection. If neither of these is an option then they are best placed in the bin and NOT in the recycling, the nature of the bag is that they can ruin batches of recyclable plastics if they are mixed together!