Produce Available Saturday 2nd October | Fern Verrow

Produce Available Saturday 2nd October

It is Michaelmas today (Wednesday). The feast of Michael the Archangel,which is often associated with the begining of Autumn. At this time daylight hours and nightime hours are approximately the same. In the countryside this is a time of harvest, and battening down the hatches for the onset of winter.

With this weeks rather wet autumnal weather,we are very happy to have finished our potatoe and squash harvest last week. Young pigs have been turned onto the old squash beds and now  they are busy clearing the ground of weeds and reject squash. Although there are many squashes lying on the ground, they like to chase each other across the field after one piece of squash. The little black piglet however appears a little brighter than the gingers, as he realises that there are many to choose from. Very amusing to watch. We are busy preparing new herb borders,planting spring bulbs and putting plants into the greenhouse for spring vegetables. The soil outside is wet and soggy now, and will probably remain that way for some months now. However we still have much to do, planting overwintering crops, for us usaully garlic, onions and broad beans. Next week we are hoping to get started on tidying up our hedges and woodland areas, this means chainsaws and cutting tools out and lots of bonfires, a lovely activity. Our biodynamic preparations will be made and buried too next week. We will take some photographs.

Much for sale again this week. Meatwise we have our sausages and some pork, these being leg joints, belly pork, chops and the like. We have some lovely sharp Bramley apples to accompany these.

For sale at 55 Stanworth st (9am-2pm) and Borough Market (8.30am-4pm)

New potatoes- More delicious Charlotte and Franceline new potatoes- tasting fantastic
Lettuce- and a few tender endive
Beetroot  golden and red
Cucumber- Last of the year
Swiss Chard
Broccoli- fantastically sweet , could be eaten raw
Romanesco Cauliflower- light green cosmic spirals of fine taste
Red Russian Kale
Cavalo Nero- everyones favourite Kale
Green Kale
Carrots- one of our best crops ever
Long Red Florence onions- sweet enough to eat raw.
White Musona Onions
Runner beans
French slender beans
Sweet corn
Courgettes and Yellow Crookneck – only available for a couple more weeks
Winter squashes
Salad Leaf bags- young chard and beet leaves, corn salad and cress,Nasturtium flowers amongst the mix
Bags of rocket
Herbs: Sage,  Mint, tarragon,Rosemary, Thyme
Parsley moss and flat
Mixed herb bunches
Raspberries- Autumn bliss the sweetest of them all
Eggs- hens are laying better so a few more boxes available
Pork, bacon and gammon joints- THE ARCH ONLY
All the above is produced at Fern Verrow and is certified Biodynamic.
 Bought in Produce: All organic and in many cases biodynamic
Lovely seedless muscat grapes from France- very special ( Biodynamic)
Apples and Pears
Lemons- new season from Italy
Beef and Lamb from Model Farm Society- all organic

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