We have been delivering to the Blairgowerie Farm Shop and Meikleour Arms for a few weeks and are now in full flow! We are delivering mixed salad, beans and peas, kale, rainbow chard, strawberries, broad beans and courgettes.
Head on down to the Meikleour Arms to sample some of our fresh, quality veg or contact Blairgowrie Farm Shop who include us in their veg box. We also hope to be in the Dunkeld Deli and Birnam Institute cafe within the next few weeks.
We are reviewing our veg boxes at the moment, more information to follow soon! Just to say that it has been a tough season and we are having to scale back a wee bit. Our sales shed will also be open in a couple of weeks for you to drop into the farm for our lovely veg.
We're looking for someone to join us to help us deliver a new project called The Wheat We Eat! This is an experimental project to sow, grow and eat one hectare of wheat on the farm with the help of the local community. We're looking for someone to work 1 day a week (£15-£20ph) on a self employed basis to help bring in groups to get involved in the project, help to plan the wheat growing and bring in necessary tools and knowledge to complete the project. The project will run from July this year until December 2019 when we finally harvest, mill and bake with the wheat. If you're interested in applying please read the job description attached. Deadline for applications 20th June.
We have some extra plants which we are selling at knock-down prices! Come along anytime to the small polytunnel at Blackhaugh Farm to buy:
- Tomatoes - 2 for £1 or 5 for £2
- French green beans - 2 for £1 or whole tray for £5
- Red Russian kale - 5 for £1
You can also volunteer in exchange for some plants!
Call 07737 030 560 if you're having trouble finding them!
Remember this? It seems like a long time ago, but this winter past was really long and spring was slow to come. As you will have heard from other farmers complaints, everything is a bit behind, and we are (unfortunately) not an exception! Because the soil took ages to warm up and plants getting into the ground a bit late, we won't be starting sales until mid June. Just one of the ups and downs of farming. So please be patient; your fresh, healthy, local veg will be coming very soon to your veg box or restaurant.
Thanks! TGC x
We have been preparing the beds in the market garden and getting our first plants in the ground. Here we cleared over-wintering salads from the tunnel after harvesting mizuna and rocket seed, then planted out French beans, which will be ready for your veg box in July!
We're expanding our veg growing space in 2018 to grow more than twice as much as last year! This includes a second poly tunnel which we have been putting up with a little help from the farm hens.
More fresh, healthy veg will mean that there's greater choice and more places for you to buy from us and restaurants which are serving our food. We will be starting a veg box scheme in 2018, sign up to our mailing list to keep up to date.
This year was our first growing season, and we had a great year with lots of produce. We also enjoyed meeting some people at our open day and at the farm gate. We're starting to make plans for what we want to grow, sell and do next year. We want to be a community farm supplying locally, so your opinion is important to us.
Please spend 15 minutes filling in our survey. Deadlines for survey is Sunday 8th October. We will enter all survey responses into a lucy draw to win a £10 veg box from us.
Thanks for your time !
Thanks so much for everyone that came along to our open day!
We had a lovely time meeting all of you, from near and far (I think the furthest was the couple from Holland) and getting you to all guess the weight of the marrow. Congratulations to Anne Lonsdale who got it right. It was actually not as heavy as many of us thought at 1.85kg.
Next event will be a pizza night on Saturday 23rd September. Hope you can come along. Or come along to our drop in volunteer sessions every Friday 1-4pm, rain or shine!