News from the market garden, 2nd June

by admin on June 3, 2015

Welcome to new readers and box customers. Your regular news from the market garden – what’s coming up in your veg box this month, industry news, recipes and more. We love to feature customer recipes or your foodie news/blog – your own  or interesting ones you’ve found. Send us your links!

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With Lia’s Kitchen at Roath Market

Lovely collaboration last week with Lia’s Kitchen at Roath Farmers Market . Read all about Dandelion Pie, using foraged greens in the hungry gap (don’t worry  - they are not yet featuring as box items!) Read Lia’s blog here.

Veg box contents – June

We’re looking ahead to lots on new plantings coming into the boxes – peas should be with you soon, salad and herb bags. In the meantime we are using produce from other organic suppliers – as close to home as possible. We’ve some lovely kale from Field Days Organic in the Vale in the boxes this week. We’ll be in the hungry gap for a few more weeks – very little UK veg around, let alone Welsh! then back with abundance.

Don’t forget to revisit your account to update substitutions and exclusions. Changes to your order – pausing, substitutions, extras can  be made through our ordering system  Bucky Box –  by the Friday before your box is due.   Log into your Bucky Box account and take a look. To make changes click on the  ‘my order’ button.

Local collaboration with Field Days Organic – the last of their kale in our boxes this week.

What’s Going on at the Field this week.

Planting, planting and more planting – in between drought and deluges! Welsh weather and our clay soil is certainly a challenging combination. The ground dries out and we can’t get young plants in, or its too wet and we’ll damage the soil structure by being on it. The plants need some rain to get away – but not so much that they don’t wash away on our exposed site.

Its an easer story in the polytunnels – now a haven of new life waiting to flood into your boxes! Tomatoes, aubergines, peas, cucumbers all coming along, new salad nearly ready to harvest.

Baby peppers in the polytunnel  - we’re excited for summer!

Thousands of new plants waiting to go out.

Tomato plants ready for stringing up.

Lead Grower Vacancy

We are looking for a lead grower to take the helm at our 5 acre organic market garden – supplying veg boxes and to local markets. Great business opportunity for someone wanting to get involved in a local food growing enterprise.

Slow Food Launch

We are delighted to be a part of the Slow Food Launch at St Fagans on 6th June. Visit the Slow Food Launch FB Event page for more information. From the South East Slow Food website.

‘Please join us for our launch on Saturday the 6th of June which will kick off at 11:00 at St Fagans National History Museum.

What is Slow Food? Slow Food is a global, grassroots organisation with supporters in over 150 countries around the world that promotes good, clean and fair food for everyone:

Good:  A fresh flavoursome seasonal diet that satisfies the senses and is part of the local culture

Clean: Food production and consumption that does not harm the environment, animal welfare or human health

Fair: Just conditions and pay for producers, accessible prices and transparency for consumers.

Our aim is to reinvigorate people’s interest in the food they eat and where it comes from by supporting and promoting local food and drink producers and eateries, saving endangered foods and cooking traditions, and teaching the pleasure of good, clean and fair food.

Join us at St Fagans for a fun day and meet some great local producers and people who own fabulous eateries.  We will also have some informative talks, fun rants and entertaining activities for children.’

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