Friday, May 17, 2019
|French marigolds (tagetes) planted amongst our tomatoes in a polytunnel.|
|Corn-salad (lamb's lettuce).|
|Phacellia sown in our cattle-trough garden on the farmyard.|
|French breakfast radish flowering in a polytunnel.|
|Rocket flowers (delicious!).|
|Tayberry flowers in the fruit-cage.|
|Tomato flowers in a polytunnel.|
Today's standard veg boxes (£10) - cauliflower, potatoes, mixed herbs, sugar-snap OR mange-tout peas, swede, red Russian kale, chard, and a cucumber.
Sunday, May 12, 2019
On bank holiday Monday the community farm helped Pendeen W.I. celebrate its centenary by being one of several stalls on the school field in Pendeen for the afternoon.
This spring feels as though it has been particularly abundant in wild flowers, and these are being wonderfully enhanced by our plantings of pollinator-friendly flowers and crop plants.
|Broad bean flowers in the market garden.|
|Dill in one of the polytunnels.|
|Nasturtiums in one of the polytunnels.|
|Vetch and lesser trefoil, on top of a wall in Carn Meadow.|
Although we are heading out of the infamous "hungry gap" (probably our least favourite time of year), we still have a way to go before we are flush with tomatoes and other new season veg. We are still managing to fill 40 regular veg boxes per week though, whilst still providing for the farm shop, farmers' markets, and local restaurants, albeit not in abundance. Our recent veg boxes have contained selections from: rainbow chard, red Russian kale, potatoes, mixed herbs (parsley, fennel, dill, oregano, coriander, Vietnamese coriander, apple mint), mange-tout, sugar snap peas, rhubarb, oriental greens, mixed salad leaves, celeriac, purple pak choi, purple sprouting broccoli, and elephant garlic.
We deliver veg boxes every Friday to the following places - St. Ives, St. Just, St. Buryan, Sancreed, Penzance, Drift, Sennen, Pendeen, Grumbla, Newlyn, Mousehole, Crean, Porthcurno, Morvah, Treen - and places in between. Email us on email@example.com to order or to find out more.
|Wet elephant garlic dug and about to be prepared for standard veg boxes on Friday 3rd May.|