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We are another week closer to Christmas, not that you’d know it by looking out of the window. This Saturday we will be in Chepstow High Street to take part in the Christmas market there. The Christmas lights are being turned on, and there will be bands playing and choirs singing. It should be very jolly, hopefully enough to put me into a festive frame of mind…if only the rain will stop.
The rain is driving the mice into the polytunnels, so not only has our spinach and chard been razed to the ground, but now the Chinese cabbage leaves are rapidly disappearing. Out of desperation we are now trying a milk bottle trap – burying a glass milk bottle in the ground with a small amount of milk left in the bottom. All other suggestions gratefully received!
I hope that you enjoyed your free loaf of Wigmore’s bread. Apologies to our Thursday customers – the bread was baked on the Wednesday as there were logistic problems about getting fresh bread to us on Thursday morning this week. Looking forward we hope to have fresh bread for our Wednesday and our Thursday customers. The Wigmore range is extensive, and they are quite happy to do smaller loaves and rolls as well.
This week we’ve also got fresh lamb and still got some fresh pork. The veg list is becoming populated with hearty winter brassicas and root vegetables. We can still get UK Ramiro peppers, and have made a conscious decision to stock them for as long as they are available before resorting to imported bell peppers. The ramiros are lovely sweet red, pointy peppers, incredibly good value, and local!
If there is anything that you’d like this week we will be delivering Wednesday and Thursday as usual. We are already taking Christmas orders!
Wow- Changes all round at the farm as Bruce is currently working abroad for a bit and Ciaran is back in a formal capacity to help us ramp up for Christmas.
It isn’t far away !! This can only mean one thing. Brussel sprouts! One of our favourite local suppliers, Jeremy, has got some beautiful looking sprouts ready now. But do you want them in your box? Sprouts are, in our experience, a very emotive vegetable. Let us know!
Now that we are delivering more produce across the Forest and Monmouthshire we will be splitting our deliveries over 2 days. All Lydney/Blakeney/Chepstow deliveries will still be done early on a Thursday morning. However, deliveries further into the Forest and in Monmouth/Trellech will ideally be on a Wednesday afternoon. If this is at all inconvenient then please let us know and we will see what we can sort out.
Finally, we’ve got more lamb ready. If you’d like to stock up your freezer with our super tasty lleyn x vendeen lamb then place your half or whole lamb order now. And on the clearance shelves…we’ve got a few more bottles of papple left with a use by date of 20/11/09, reduced to £2.