WINTER/SPRING VEG BOXES RESTART ON:- JANUARY 19TH & 20TH
FORTNIGHTLY DELIVERIES FROM JAN-MAY
Well here we are again! A new year, a new day, a new dawn. Probably the greatest thing about growing is the clean slate you get at the start of every season. So?!!... A few crops failed. The sun didn’t shine always when you wanted it to or the rain fell in the next town but not on your own parched ground. Paah! That was last year……
January, you will know is our only time when we can shut shop and not think about vegetables or delivery deadlines. Sleeping and indulging in festive fair – particularly large amounts of cake and chocolate is how we usually spend our week off (balancing our diet). This works well for us in two ways:
1. It’s important to have down time and recharge the batteries both mentally and physically.
2. We become so sick of rich sweet food that we crave beyond measure freshly picked vital greens and other luscious vegetables that lay ahead with the promise of each season.
And so, we are compelled to move off our sofas, brave the January weather and start to sow….. It’s strange but true but it works every time. And with any luck, we hope that you too, will be feeling exactly the same way.
2011 : We will be back to our winter schedule of fortnightly deliveries from 19th/20th January until May. For those of you that are new to the scheme, fortnightly deliveries work well enough while the seasonal variety is so limited. Hearty and warming winter roots store well
(just keep them in a cool dark frost free place) and while the weather is cold and the days are short, one week off a fortnight from collecting your box is no doubt welcome. From our point of view, we spend the alternate weeks when not delivering, preparing the ground, sowing and planting the new years crops.
As ever we are fired up with New years resolutions. We will be sending out a survey soon to get your ideas on how we should change and improve. In the meantime please do send in any ’seasonal’ winter recipes so that we can all continue to love our local veg.
Thanks as always for being part of the farm. Wishing you a truly happy, healthy new year,
From All of us at Ashurst x