What is polyculture? As well as conventional veg etc we are also trying something called ‘polyculture’ in 2 new beds I have dug this winter. Conventional veg growing rather like agriculture involves growing different veg like carrots in rows of just carrots. Polyculture is more like nature in that all the veg are grown together
Our plans for Spring / this year! Chickens Winter arriving in March really upset our girls so they decided to stop laying – sorry for all of you that have called for eggs and gone away disappointed… Henrietta says sorry…. Easter Chicks In the mean time we are incubating some eggs so fingers crossed we
Our eggs are from free range pasture fed chickens
The first leeks of the season are now available
Our chickens now have a new home – so hopefully they will oblige and lay a few more eggs!
Maris Peer Potatoes Make sure you call for some potatoes this weekend the variety at the moment is Maris Peer. A popular new potato with creamy skin and flesh and a good, firm texture when cooked. This variety is excellent for boiling, wedges and chipping. Try them and let us know what you think. Home Made Chutney
Real Veg Shack does not waste surplus produce – we make it into chutney! Choose from 5 different recipes Green Tomato Apple & Tomato Spicy Red Tomato Tomato & Chilli Beetroot Enjoy with cold meats, sandwiches, cheese…… or with Mark’s personal favourite a generous slice of pork pie! From your local butcher of course….
Handle with care Demon Red Chilli’s now available at the Real Veg Shack…. A hot variety of chilli peppers ideal to add “heat” to casseroles, stews and of course chilli-con-carne. Can be frozen and used straight from the freezer. Remember less is more! Add chillis one at a time and taste as you go, rather
Hurry a limited supply of pumpkins is now available. But don’t worry still all our other produce is still available which has been described as “so fresh and tastes so good!!” (Rachel Longley – thank you) HAD YOUR EGGS very nice i must say (Bob Moston – thanks) Pumpkins – £1 – 3 depending on size
It was great to take our ‘Real Veg Shack’ and Discovering Our Countryside stall to Gillshill School for their ‘What it means to be British’ themed day. As well as fresh produce from our garden we also took Eggs and Potatoes kindly donated by Robert Rook Weighton Wold Farm Market Weighton and Tomatoes donated by