December 2016 and January 2017 News From The Farm

Frosty-cabbageMost of December is devoted to getting the extra stock sorted for the Christmas demand. We have plenty of our homegrown cabbages at the moment but this will change as soon as we have any significant frosts.

Our carrot supply will probably only last until Christmas. We continue to grade more potatoes and onions and have plenty in storage to last the winter.

Our delicious homegrown sprouts are available now and there will be plenty available for your Christmas dinner.

Our own grown holly will soon be available in the Garden Centre but it will be a race against time to pick it before the birds eat all the berries.

Most of the winter ploughing is now completed and when we have any spare time there is plenty of pruning of fruit trees to be done.

Crops in general are growing quite quickly as it has been so mild and will continue to do so unless we get much colder weather.

January is always a quiet time of year with short days and unsettled weather and we don’t get as many outdoor jobs done as we would like to. We will carry on harvesting vegetable in the field until they run out or severe weather prevents us from cutting them.

We hope you enjoy our sprouts with your festive dinner and we wish you all a very ‘Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year’.