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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Please contact us if you would like a weekly or fortnightly box of seasonal vegetables. You can also add our eggs, Treen farm organic milk and Vicky’s bread to your order. Give us a ring on 01736 788454 to order yours.

During January we have dug up some delicious carrots and parsnips and potatoes, as well as pak choi, salad leaves, watercress and celery from our polytunnels and black winter radish. We have also been supplementing our own produce with locally grown, organic cabbages, kale, swede and celeriac (from Crowlas).

Here are some of our small veg boxes from January.

Bosavern Farm veg box 29 Jan

29th January 2016. Small £6 veg box – a pak choi, a head of celery (that’s the end of our celery until the autumn!), a bunch of carrots, a kilo of Valor potatoes; plus a swede and red cabbage from Cargease Organic farm near Penzance. The standard £10 veg box contained 2kg of Valor potatoes, a bunch of carrots, half a kilo of parsnips, a bag of mixed salad leaves, a lettuce, a portion of pumpkin (and that’s the last pumpkin until the autumn too!); plus a swede, red cabbage, and a bag of green curly kale from Cargease Organic farm near Penzance.

Last week's small £6 veg box contained - Valor potatoes, a bunch of carrots, a bag of spring greens, parsnips, black Spanish radish, and a cauliflower (the cauliflower was grown on an organic farm near Penzance). Last week's standard £10 veg box contained the same as the small, except with twice as many potatoes, plus a pak choi (Chinese greens), a head of celery, and a bag of watercress (our first of the year).

22nd January. The small £6 veg box contained – Valor potatoes, a bunch of carrots, a bag of spring greens, parsnips, black Spanish radish, and a cauliflower (the cauliflower was grown on an organic farm near Penzance).
The standard £10 veg box contained the same as the small, except with twice as many potatoes, plus a pak choi (Chinese greens), a head of celery, and a bag of watercress (our first of the year).

 

 

 

small veg box, 8th January 2016

 8th January 2016 – The small £6 veg box contained: Valor potatoes, a bunch of carrots, parsnips, plus a savoy cabbage, cauliflower and kale (the last three items are from an organic farm near Penzance).
The standard £10 veg box also contained a pak choi, a head of celery, and a swede.

It’s been a difficult wet and windy winter for our bees. They are currently clustered tightly in a state of semi-hibernation, but on the last dry day, activity from all 5 hives was seen, which means that so far they are all overwintering well.

We do not artificially feed our bees unless absolutely necessary, as we believe feeding sugar has all kinds of negative implications for their health and well-being. So far they are happily munching their way through the extra honey stores of their own which we leave on for them.

 

Top bar hive at Bosavern Community Farm

Top Bar Hive being renovated at Bosavern Community Farm

We have been donated a lovely top bar hive by the Cornish Black Bee Company which we will be restoring over winter ready to catch a swarm in the spring to increase our stocks.

  • Planting tomatoes
    On Tuesday 18th April we planted our maincrop of tomatoes in Imogen polytunnel, being about 300 plants of about 15 varieties (including gardener's delight, sungold, chocolate cherry, costaluto di firentina, berner rose, yellow submarine, orange banana, quadro, ruby, galina, stupice and more). Some fruit has already set, showing that bumble bees have been active recently.Pinar […]
  • Veg boxes 21st April
    Small £6 veg box - the last of this season's parsnips, plus a swede, a kilo of potatoes, rainbow chard, mixed herbs (Vietnamese coriander, fennel, flat-leaf parsley, and oregano), and a lettuce.The standard £10 veg box contained all of the above plus some oriental greens, a bag of mixed salad leaves, and the first of […]
  • Chicken identification guide
    Bethany, who wwoofed with us here earlier in the month, produced this amazing piece of illustrative art during her time on the farm, and here it is for all to see - many thanks to Bethany for allowing us to publish her work on the farm blog.

Bosavern Community Farm,

St Just,

Penzance,

Cornwall,

TR19 7RD.

01736 788454

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