How to order on the website without continually getting sent back to the first page.
This won't affect the 'cart' and will speed up to process :)
Mini watermelons only 2 euro each
Courgettes from Spain, only 1.50 for half a kilo and.... Aubergines (Class 2, all shapes and sizes!) also only 1.80 for half a kilo.
We're off on our first holiday in 10 years next week so there won't be any deliveries or markets between the 9th July until the 17th July. Veg box reminders will go out as usual on the 16th and off we'll go again, refreshed :)
We were awarded our full organic symbol status today. (18/6/19)
We got inspected from the dept of agriculture's hygiene dept today (Monday) and from a representitive from our organic certification body. All went very well I'm delighted to say :)
The New Field....
has now been ploughed at last! A couple of runs with a rather large rotivator will be happening in the next few days (if it ever stops raining!!) then planting (albeit very late this year) begins. We should have loads available once you come back from your summer hols! If it ever stops raining :(
ONLY TWO WEEKS TO GO!!
We'll be taking a break between the 9th July until the 15th of July. Our first family holiday in 10 years would you believe. So... there won't be any veg box deliveries or markets that week. Normal service will resume on the 16th of July until our next short break after Christmas.
(Camping in Shropshire and North Devon in case you were wondering :) )
If and when you disappear off on hols this year yourselves please let me know so I can adjust what we're picking/ordering. Thanks!
Recent Changes to the website
As I'm sure a few of you have noticed the 'in conversion to organic' bit has seemingly gained prominence. I'm just following Dept of Agriculture regulations.
Firstly, to explain what 'in conversion' means.
A period of time must elapse between applying for an organic certification to be officially recognised as a grower Between applying and being accepted generally takes between one and two years.
We follow strict organic standards as closely as possible using only seed, compost ,water no use of any chemical etc that all passes regulations. Hopefully full certification isn't too far away.
However,our veg boxes that might contain something grown here or in the greenhouse can't at the moment be labelled 'organic veg boxes' until our conversion period is over. All a bit complicated I know but it's still the same stuff in them.
There's a bit of paperwork to get over the final hurdle but I'm getting there.
As always though, No chemicals allowed!
Damien, down at Murphy's butchers in Tinahely has kindly offered to help sell our produce. You can order through his shop, here on the website or just give me a call and we'll get it organised. Drop off day to the shop is Thursday.
If anyone would like to learn a bit on growing vegetables organically I'm always looking for a bit of help down at the greenhouse in Glenealy on Mondays and Tuesdays. There's lots to do and learn at this time of year! Organise it here.
I'll be using Biobag compostable bags for my leaf packing as of this week (11/3/19), I'm still exploring other options as well but that's the end of the plastic :) Don't forget to return your empty boxes or crates. They get reused too!
Our markets his week...
Penders Yard Farmers Market in Stonybatter D7 (Sat 10-4) Naomh Olaf GAA Club Farmers Market (Fri 9-1) and Aughrim Town & Country Market (Saturday 10-
We've still a few casablanca's to lift and will be moving onto the tunnel of Queens next. We'll be adding a lot more of our own produce to the website over the next week's and months.
New Casablanca potatoes that myself and Ultan picked today. We had a great conversion about the beneficial dung beetles roaming the soil and why some of the spuds were green. It's how they learn :)