Behold! Is that blue skies we can see?! A break in the rain is giving our growers a much needed chance to get out into the fields this week and catch up on jobs that should have been ticked off long ago. In between sowing crops and turning back in the regrowth of green manures and weeds, our farmers have been busy cutting, packing and seeing off some stunning lettuces for us.
Many of you will have enjoyed the huge little gems from Libby flintoff last week, we certainly did. Libby’s will be finished soon as she clears the tunnel for new plantings. Worry not though as they will be replaced by some equally (if not more) stonking packs of gems from Duncan Gielty in Ormskirk. Duncan’s generous cos lettuce is also a highlight of our salad display, hearty and proud with a satisfyingly crisp bite.
Not stopping there, our queen of lettuce growers Pam down in Lincolnshire is sending up some beautiful soft heads of red and green oakleaf alongside her frilly Batavias. As Pam works her way through the polytunnels we are as impressed as ever by their soft furls and flavour.
A huge thanks to our Cornish cauliflower grower Francis Sampson, who’s now finished up with his crop for the season. Filling in the gap this week for us is Yorkshire based Organic Pantry, with some whoppers that are looking excellent value, but expect to see a few gaps over the coming weeks.