Produce Available Saturday 28th August | Fern Verrow

Produce Available Saturday 28th August

What a wet week! Feels very autumnal, but sun is promised for the next five days, so perhaps a little bit of summer to go. This week we have prepared a new strawberry patch, weeded the last of our cabbages, and are now planning the harvest of the main crop potatoes and the squash, but will will have to wait for the ground to dry out. However the best news of all is the arrival of our new cow and calf. She is a pedigree Hereford with nice shapely horns. She has a long posh pedigree name, but her nick name is Curly(see photograph below). She looks very at home and we are very happy to have her, and her little chap at Fern Verrow. Curly is in calf and is due on Christmas day. We are taking the first of our pigs to the abbatoir in nine days so we will be selling sausages at the Arch on Saturday 11th September and bacon and gammon the following week. Lamb and beef will also be for sale in September,chicken and duck from October… we will keep you posted.

This Saturday we have the following for sale at Borough (9 am -4pm) and at 55 Stanworth st. (9 am -2pm)

New potatoes- More delicious Charlotte and Franceline new potatoes
Fennel- young and tender for salad and roasting
Beetroot  golden and red
Swiss Chard
Young Red Russian Kale
Beet leaves
Carrots- one of our best crops ever
Long Red Florence onions- sweet enough to eat raw, these look very smart in an onion tart
White Musona Onions
Milano red onions
Runner beans
French slender beans
Courgettes and Yellow Crookneck – try these if you haven’t before, they are very good
Baby Leeks
Salad Leaf bags- young chard and beet leaves, corn salad and cress,Nasturtium flowers amongst the mix
Herbs: Sage,  Mint, tarragon,Rosemary, Thyme
Parsley moss and flat at it´s best right now
Mixed herb bunches
Tomatoes- (at last our own) lots of tasty and interesting varieties picked fresh from their vines
Flowers- Roses, sunflowers, daisies,  and lots  of sweet peas
Raspberries- just a few
All the above is produced at Fern Verrow and is certified Biodynamic.
We will also be bringing some fruit that will be selected in Stroud on our way up to London on Friday evening . All of it is Organic,  and in many cases Biodynamic: ( Demeter is the accrediting body for biodynamic growers and farmers)
Melons Charentais and Galia this week
Lovely seedless black grapes from Italy( Biodynamic)
White  peaches
Peppers – red pointed and orange (Biodynamic)
Pink Fir Apple Potatoes

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