Ivy and Mum doing some light work in the field
The start of this year proved to be a very interesting one! Temperatures of 20 degrees in March had all our leaves putting on lots of early growth. However, just when they were getting established, along came the wettest April on record, and lots of frustrating late frosts in May. Many growers have said it was one of the trickiest starts to a growing season they can remember, so just the sort of thing you need in your first full year growing!!
April also saw the arrival of our beautiful baby daughter Ivy. Whilst a little young to be harvesting leaves at the moment, her low centre of gravity will certainly help when she's a little older!
We are now all hands to the pump, getting geared up for our markets in Oxford and Wallingford, and supplying shops and delis with our lovely leaves. We have lots of lettuce varieties, sorrel, beetroot leaves and pea shoots, to give a real fresh flavour of summer.