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5 Community Events to Attend in Summer 2024

5 Community Events to Attend in Summer 2024

As summer finally gives us a few days of lovely warmth and sunshine, we’d like to let you know about a few events to get you out of the house! We’ve got a stall at the Alma Street Fair this Sunday 23rd June. Come and see us between noon and 7pm. It’s the hippest...

Stop Wasting Food & Eat Your Vegetables from ‘Root to Shoot’

Stop Wasting Food & Eat Your Vegetables from ‘Root to Shoot’

The first bunched new carrots of the season have arrived! These are my daughter’s favourite, as they look so classically carrot-like. The orange root, the big fluffy green leaves of the carrot top, the way you feel like Bugs Bunny when you eat one raw! You’ll notice...

Could it be the Hungiest Gap in 20 years!?

Could it be the Hungiest Gap in 20 years!?

The leeks and carrots have all run out. This, by everyone’s reckoning, may be the worst week of 2024’s Hungry Gap. There is so little UK organic produce around at the moment. Sarah Green, who has almost no produce to offer at the moment, says “I think this is my worst...

Keep the Good Times Rolling with Asparagus and Green Garlic

Keep the Good Times Rolling with Asparagus and Green Garlic

You'll find a green garlic bulb from Ripple Farm in the bags this week. I love seeing the green garlic arrive. It’s the young garlic bulb, before the individual cloves have separated out, and before it has been dried. It has a milder flavour than mature garlic and you...

Celebrating the Fertility of Spring and Saving Food Waste

Celebrating the Fertility of Spring and Saving Food Waste

1st May is a day for optimism. It’s the date of the old Celtic festival of Beltane, a celebration of fertility and Spring. May Day is also International Workers Day, a day to cultivate our socialist tendencies! The UK apples have run out, so we’re now putting citrus...

The Struggles of Growing UK Seasonal Veg in April & May

The Struggles of Growing UK Seasonal Veg in April & May

All our farms are racing to catch up with the new season planting. The wet weather has delayed lots of plans, but dry and occasionally warm days are beginning to help. We could all do with the temperatures rising again, it has to be said! It‘s come to that time of...

Seasonal Veg Greetings from the Star of the Stir Fry – Pak Choi !

The weather is so changeable this spring! Our farmers tell of watching the weather forecasts hawkeyed, waiting for favourable dry days when they can plant out the new season crops. As Sarah Green writes from the Essex coast, “It’s disappointing to have a backlog of...

A wet, slow few months for organic farmers

A wet, slow few months for organic farmers

It’s spring! The season of purple sprouting, rhubarb and fresh crispy greens. Sarah writes from Ripple Farm: "March has been very wet, with very few dry windows to do any field work. We had a few consecutive dry days mid month, better than forecast, so we made the...

Fresh Greens from Wild Country Organics

Fresh Greens from Wild Country Organics

It’s a rather cold start to April, at least from where I am now, on my mum’s farm in Devon. Here, we’ve had heavy rain, hailstones, as well as nice bursts of sunshine and the occasional rainbow. It’s classic English spring weather, but quite a bit colder than usual....

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