OPEN DAY AT THE GROWING PROJECT ON A SUNNY SATURDAY IN JULY!
We made the front cover this month!
As I am writing this it is raining, for the first time in at least 14 days! I realise I write about the weather entirely too much but the current conditions have made growing veg a real struggle. The intense heat has been beyond the temperature salad leaves and Kohl Rabi germinate at, and for the first time since autumn we have no lettuces to pack into our veg boxes. Our dedicated volunteers have had to water our outside beds daily for the first time in several years and it has paid off with sweetcorn growing tall, purple sprouting broccoli bushing out and squashes and courgettes popping up everywhere, literally overnight.
This year we are experimenting with some different varieties of vegetable including round cucumbers ‘Crystal Lemon’, round courgettes ‘Geode’ and spaghetti squash. These were part of the seed order that we put together with our founder Ruth in the last weeks of her life, I hope she would be happy with the results and that our customers like them also.
By the time you read this on the 1st of August our open day will have been a week before and hopefully lots of you will have visited to see what we grow and what we do.
Our volunteer days are continuing on Wednesday 10-2pm and Thursday 12-3pm and we would be delighted to welcome anyone that would like to come along.
For those that that are not our customers, there are two ways you can buy from us – you can order a vegetable box and have it delivered to your door weekly or fortnightly. We offer a regular and a large box and also a fruit box. You can also shop at our purple roadside stalls where you can find a variety of veg grown on our land and also from Riverford at competitive prices.
Our contact details are : Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone:07398 828783 for veg box enquiries
Phone: 07854 332865 for project admin/board secretary