Weekly update

Seasonal fruit and veg
The week commencing Monday 10th October we should have the following available:

  • Potatoes
  • Salad potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Beetroots
  • Tomatoes, mixed sizes and varieties (what ever is ready at the time)
  • White onions
  • Red onions
  • Raspberries (weather depending)
  • Cooking apples
  • Fresh bunched parsley (curly/ flat leaved)

For quantities and prices please see our Seasonal page for more information.

On the farm
We’ve been getting up the last of our potatoes.

There is still some winter veg in the fields like, beetroots, carrots, parsnips, kale and leeks. We will keep this in the ground until the first frost.

Thomas has been muck spreading on a field that will soon be ploughed and re-seeded with winter Barley.

We’ve had another calf being born. I’m very happy to tell you that it’s a girl! There are also several heifers due with their first calf any time now, which I’m quite excited about! (A heifer is a  young cow that has never had a calf yet).

As you might have noticed we’ve been running short on hen eggs. The hens have dropped off in laying. This happened because some of them are moulting which costs a lot of energy. Hens that are going through a moult will not lay any eggs. We also moved some hens in with some others to free up a hen cabin. This can cause some stress which also has an impact on egg production. They’ve settled in now and having increased in laying, but we are still producing less eggs than there is demand unfortunately.

Luckily we’ve had more hens arrive on Monday.  One lot is now 18 weeks old, which is about the age they will start laying eggs. (we’ve had 2 small eggs so far!) The second lot is 12 weeks old and will start laying in about 6 weeks time.

We might have to ration the eggs for the time being so everyone can have a few, and hopefully we’ll soon be back to normal.