Friday, March 2, 2018

Today's harvesting

We took the decision yesterday morning to postpone our veg boxes by one day, so harvesting on Friday and delivering on Saturday (tomorrow). Our van was stuck at the top of the hill outside the farm, along with about 30 other vehicles, after Wednesday's sudden and heavy blizzard caught us and many other people by surprise. This would have made collecting veg from Cargease Organics in Cockwells very tricky, and our delivery route dangerous/impossible.

Many thanks to the kind delivery driver who towed our van back onto the road at midday yesterday, allowing us to get it back to the farm. We managed to pick up our veg order this morning after a night of thawing and rain.

Carrying a trug full of Chinese leaves back from the polytunnels - these go under the heading of "Oriental greens" in our veg boxes, and are great in a stir-fy, green soup, saag aloo etc...

Maggie picking lettuces in Imogen polytunnel.

Mathis stocking the shop.

Alejandro collecting eggs up at the chicken sheds (they came outside for most of the day, but we shut them in again when a new snoe flurry came down mid-afternoon).

Our shop was open as normal from 11am till 6pm (except for fresh bread from Vivky's, which hasn't made it through to us since Wednesday morning).
Both Pendeen and St. Just markets are cancelled tomorrow morning. We are expecting deliveries of both bread and milk in the morning at the farm, so we'll be fully stocked and open as normal. Chris, our volunteer delivery driver, will be heading out from the farm in the morning to deliver the veg boxes - one day late but hopefully worth waiting for!

Many thanks to Andy, James, Shelley, Mathis, Mateo, Maggie, and Alejandro for helping on the farm over the past few difficult and freezing days.

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