Fresh salad and photos from the farm

30/12/2011 0 Comment(s)

We hope you all had a terrific Christmas and are fighting fit for the new year ahead. I am sure it felt great to have some time off with your families over Christmas and a well-deserved break too. We were delighted with the response we got over Christmas and nearly overwhelmed by the level of interest in the Christmas boxes. I wanted to thank each one of you for your commitment to the farm and your nice comments and feedback. We will try even harder this year to bring you the best quality produce and service possible. We could not exist without your help and we wanted to say thanks!

After several days of eating too much I was getting a bit restless and went for a wander to check out what had been happening on the farm. I was curious to know if we would have salad ready for the boxes in the new year. All the mild weather had certainly helped and we have a beautiful array of tender new leaves ready for harvesting. The main ingredient is ‘Winter Purslane’, also known as Claytonia or miners lettuce. A salad variety, that positively thrives at this time of the year, and is impossible to grow during the summer. The other usual suspects are in there too: Mizuna and red mustard. So enjoy! it is time to close up the biscuit tins and step back on to the healthy thread-mill.

There will be loads to look forward to over the next few weeks, obviously nice young salad and lettuce leaves, some weeks gorgeous cherry vine tomatoes, from Italy the best available and of course plenty of fresh earthy veg from the farm.

 

Happy New Year

Kenneth

 

 

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