Get to know your pumpkins

Just alongside the tunnels is our Pumpkin Patch – home to our Pick Your Own Pumpkins event this year. The pumpkins began their life at Westerton in the seed tunnel back in March. The weather meant much tending and care around them as they began to sprout and grow. May held things up with it’s cold blast, but eventually some …

Packed with goodness – a look at our Pak Choi

This week we want to highlight what we think is a beautiful looking vegetable and believe it or not it is a form of cabbage. In fact, it is the same species as the turnip! Pak Choi, also known as Snow Cabbage, is a Chinese vegetable used in stir fry. It has grown in China for over 1,500 years. It is …

Leaf life!

We’ve mentioned Mizuna and how good it is in a previous post. A close relative is Mibuna, with clusters of long, narrow leaves with a peppery, mild mustardy flavour. It is a highly nutritious Asian green. The long, slender, spear-shaped greens can be lightly cooked or added to salads, soups, and stir-fries. At Farm to Table we now have the …

Know your radishes?

Believe it or not, radishes are a somewhat underestimated or forgotten vegetable! Yet Radishes are an old and venerable vegetable. They originated in China and spread quickly to Europe and the Mediterranean. Planted out only 2 weeks ago at the time of writing, our first batch are ready to harvest already. They pack a healthy punch as fantastic source of …

Salads and Snobabies…

Our ‘A View From The Polytunnels’ blog series continues and this week among harvests we finally got to harvest the maize sweetcorn we’ve grown as a trial this year. It is a baby corn variety called ‘Snobaby’ and is a little larger than what you’ll tend to see as baby corn in the supermarket. It’s perfect to use tender in …

‘A View From The Polytunnels’ – our first blog post

Approaching our first autumn-winter season with the tunnels enables us to think and plan ahead. It’s easy to think that this new season only means winter veg like turnip, kale, cabbage and the like. However, perhaps we can whet your appetite with winter salads that bring some freshness and goodness to your dinner table this season. It has been time …