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Oct / Nov News
October gave us some amazingly mild weather and lots of sun, plenty of rain too though! We definitely had a few harvesting mornings where you can’t avoid getting wet, whatever waterproof clothing you wear. The mild weather means the greens keep on growing, but the whitefly are still very active. We even saw a few ladybirds in the last week of October, coming out of their dormant over-wintering state a few months too soon. The change from too dry in August, to too wet in September for our big potato harvester means that we are harvesting the remainder of our potatoes using the chain-digger and buckets! And the potatoes will be a bit muddier than we would like
Organic is different – you may have seen recent reports of new research showing significant differences in nutritional content between food grown organically and food grown conventionally, backing up what us organic farmers have known for a long time – how we farm can affect the quality of the food we produce. More details here, http://www.soilassociation.org/organicisdifferent
We grow organic vegetables for our box scheme customers in East Kent (Canterbury, Ashford, Whitstable, Faversham, Folkestone, Wye & more) ; Farmer's Market customers in Wye, Whitstable & London and we also supply shops and home delivery/box schemes in London.