Thursday, May 12, 2022

New signpost

When our cob-barn was sadly demolished, we rescued the central supporting "tree", and sunk it onto the ground near our car-park to become a signpost. It looked like a wierd sculpture for a few months, but it now has its new signs, beautifully created by one of our resident artists Polly! Huge thanks to Polly!


Luke, from Cumbria, volunteered with us as a residential WWOOFer in March and April, and has moved on to his next farm (although he has promised to return and see how the cucumbers he planted are doing). Many many thanks go to Luke for all his help and friendship and we wish him the best in his onward WWOOFing.

Luke (left) planting potatoes with Warren in March.

Tomorrow's veg boxes

Tomorrow's veg boxes, all 80 of them, are now mostly packed, just ready for their fresh salad leaves first thing tomorrow morning, then they will be delivered all over Penwith by our 2 volunteer drivers.

Mange-tout growing in one of our polytunnels.

This week's small boxes, costing £7.70, will contain - mixed salad leaves, fresh elephant garlic, mange-tout peas, oriental greens black Tuscan kale, and potatoes.

This week's small boxes, costing £12, will contain all the above plus - rhubarb, a cauliflower, and mixed herbs.

Free-range eggs, organic milk and yoghurt, Vicky's bread, and our own black bee honey, are optional extras (as is anything from our farm shop). Home delivery costs £1.50, or you can collect from the farm, The Redwing Gallery in Penzance, and our pick-up point in St. Ives.

Email for details and a joining form.

Shop local, eat local, support local.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Chicken freedom day

Having been shut in their sheds since 29th November 2021, due to DEFRA's avian flu regulations, UK chickens were eventually allowed outside on 2nd May 2022. Our chickens had still been allowed out into their small enclosed runs every day, but could not have the whole field to explore like they are used to. So on the 4th of May we had their sheds dragged up into a new field, where we let them out to scratch around in the remains of last years' crops, in one hectare of open space.

We are now labelling our eggs as "free-range" once again, available in the shop priced at £2.20 per half dozen, or £4.40 per dozen, and also in our veg boxes and at Sennen Market every Tuesday morning. We feed our hens on natural free-range layers pellets, which contain no genetically-modified ingredients, or chemicals or drugs. The price of this feed has risen from £10 per sack to £12.35 recently, which is why our eggs cost so much - but we believe that they are worth it.