Farm News – Summer ’24 issue

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The wetness of winter and spring feels like a distant memory as the brave farm team run around watering the plants and themselves. How quickly things turn. Long gone is the spring-time anxiety of waiting for gaps in the rain so that we can prep the soil and get our first plants in in April. The seedling tunnel has almost cleared out and most of the plants are in the ground. Awaiting their time to shine are the winter brassicas (things in the cabbage family) and the leeks which will get planted out soon.

As we move through the franticness of spring planting, the farm takes a different rhythm. More of our time moves over to harvest, and much more over to hoeing and weeding in all its forms. With more harvest comes the circling of the feedback loop that makes all the energy of spring worth it. In 2023 the hungry gap bit hard and so the veg team put a lot of energy into crop planning to target the hungry gap this year – to try and shorten it and to have that sense of bounty start earlier. We hope you’ve been enjoying the fruits of our spreadsheets!

In this newsletter we’ve got:

  • Notes from the Farm Team and from our in the fields
  • Volunteering opportunities to help us cut hay and build compost bins
  • What’s on at the Roundhouse – talks and summer celebrations
  • Why are we a “Community Supported Agriculture” project?
  • Tasty summer recipes for tabbouleh and muhammara
  • And more!

To read the rest of the Summer Newsletter – click here