Monday, May 18, 2020

Busy on the farm

Although things have calmed down a little in recent weeks, the community farm is still very busy, in the packing shed and the farm shop. Weekly veg box numbers have dropped from around 155 to around 145, and at this the leanest time of year we are struggling - but so far managing - to find enough produce to put in them. We have bought produce from Cargease Organics in Cockwells, Heather Lane Nurseries in Canonstown, Trenow Market Garden in Perranuthnoe, and Phoenix Organics in Herefordshire to help us.
146 veg boxes under way in the packing shed last Friday.
Thankfully our faithful hungry gap crops (mange-tout, sugar snaps, various herbs, purple and green sprouting broccoli, sprouting tips, and salad leaves) have done well, though some have now finished, but those are being replaced by the earliest crops of the new season starting to come through (radishes, globe artichokes, kales, cucumbers, wet elephant garlic, and more herbs).
Wet elephant garlic.

Picking the last of the PSB.
To supply this much fresh produce to the local community would be almost impossible without the involvement of the local community, and we all owe a lot of thanks to the local volunteers who help pick, pack, sell, grow and deliver this essential food, as well as our small team of staff and residential volunteers - Sue, Linda, Ben, Ian, Lucy 1, Dom, Caroline, Helen, Andy, Shelley, Mary-Ann, Joe, Lucy 2, Nick, Neil, Maggie, Chris, Rex, Gary, Ilaria, Fran, Adrien, Cathy, John, Ailsa, Deb, Cameron, Ali and Holly.

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