Friday, February 26, 2016
Today's standard £10 veg box contained - potatoes, parsnips, oriental greens, Brussels sprouts, dried chillies, white cabbage, curly kale, and swede.
We always have opportunities for new veg box customers, so please get in touch with us today to order yours!
Pierre (from Holland) and Maki (from Greece) both left the farm last Monday to move on to their next wwoofing destinations, after several weeks volunteering with us. We would like to thank them for their help, and wish them well in their next placements.
|Maki (on the right) about to enter the Jerusalem artichoke swamp, with Vincent (sorry, we didn't get a photo of Pierre!).
Monday, February 22, 2016
WANTED – 6-month trainee/volunteer grower familiar with organic horticulture, April to end September 2016, at innovative, award-winning Bosavern Community Farm, St Just, Cornwall. Great opportunity for an energetic and enthusiastic person to expand skills and experience and help our friendly team and volunteers with all aspects of veg and egg production; approx. 35 hours weekly. Own bedroom in communal farmhouse with all food and household bills provided. Phone 01736 788454, email@example.com www.bosaverncommunityfarm.org.uk
Friday, February 19, 2016
Today's standard £10 box contains all the above, with mixed salad leaves instead of lettuce, with extra potatoes, extra parsnips, curly kale and beetroots.
Friday, February 12, 2016
Although we regularly see barn owls hunting over the farm at dusk, usually as we are putting the chickens to bed, today is the first time I've managed to photograph one, albeit it at a distance.
|A barn owl perched on top of a fence post overlooking our purple sprouting broccoli beds.
The standard £10 veg box also contains half a kilo of parsnips, an extra kilo of potatoes; and a swede and bag of curly kale (grown organically near Penzance).
On Monday 8th February, winds of 71.4 mph were recorded just over the road from the farm. Our oldest polytunnel, the Mothership, had a gaping hole ripped in the plastic over the top, and will need re-skinning later in the year when the weather calms down and warms up. She had already been damaged over Christmas, and patched up, but this time she's beyond repair.
But this winter's worst storm has given us a name for our seventh polytunnel, erected last spring - Imogen - and here she is full of salad (well, we picked 8 kg of leaves today so she's actually looking a bit sparse...). In the photo you can see where rain has driven in through the gaps around the doors at either end.
|Our jerusalem artichoke bed - rather than digging them up we now have to sift them from the soil using our splayed fingers.
|The end section of our early sowing of broad beans, most of which have not made it through the winter (neither have our over-wintering onions, 90% of which have rotted in the ground).
Sunday, February 7, 2016
The standard £10 veg box contained 2kg of Sarpo Mira potatoes, 0.5kg of parsnips, a head of Chinese cabbage, a bunch of carrots, 5 dried chillies, a bag of spring greens, and 100g of watercress; plus a cauliflower and a celeriac from a local organic farm.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
So why not bee romantic, honey?
The standard £10 veg box contained 2kg of Valor potatoes, a bunch of carrots, half a kilo of parsnips, a bag of mixed salad leaves, a lettuce, a portion of pumpkin (and that's the last pumpkin until the autumn too!); plus a swede, red cabbage, and a bag of green curly kale from Cargease Organic farm near Penzance.
We can supply local organic full-fat milk, local organic bread, and our own free-range eggs in your veg box as added extras.
Call us on 01736 788454 to try a box next week.