Celeriac Planting and Chive Flowers

Celeriac Planting and Chive Flowers

May 29, 2024Calixta Killander

Hello all,

Greetings from the land of sun and showers. Yes, this week has brought more rain. We can't complain because we do need it here in this arid part of Cambridgeshire but some of our beloved peppers and rarest aubergines from across the world who like having their toes in warm, dry soil are struggling being bogged down in the thick, sticky mud.

We're trying not to worry but it may impact availability of the lovely summer crops we've been working really hard on growing well this year. 

We've made the most of the lovely sunny spells to get on with our gorgeous celeriac planting – we're looking ahead to our later season crops and getting lots of planting done this week. Rows and rows of thousands of baby celeriac plants have been set in the ground to grow slowly and steadily until they're ready for harvest and fill our bellies through autumn and winter.

It feels like we've turned a real corner this week, slowly meandering out of the hungry gap. Gorgeous lettuces galore wobble in their boxes stacked high in the trucks as they come in from the fields, alongside lush fresh salads and herbs which are really coming into their own - don't the chive flowers look beautiful? And the wonderful kales and chards which we've dearly missed over the hungry gap will gradually be making their return over the next few weeks.

If you're local to the Farm Shop, please join us next Saturday (8th) for our Monthly Pop-up Market in our courtyard. Expect a relaxed celebration of all things local and handmade, with a mix of foodie delights and lifestyle treats on offer.

Our all-star line-up includes Meadows with artisanal cheeses galore; The Kitsch Hen with spectacular scotch eggs; Nettie B with recycled silver jewellery; Prospect Coffee with small batch beans; Humble Bake Shop with sourdough and rye loaves and Aga Robak’s unique handcrafted Cambridge ceramics… with more to be announced.

Held from 10am-4pm, the market will be held outside our beautiful and fully stocked Farm Shop, with hot drinks and baked botanic goods coming through from our delicious next-door neighbours The Linton Kitchen.

You don’t have to come by car: we have plenty of cycle parking, and bus 13A from Cambridge, near the train station, stops right outside the farm.

We can’t wait to see you there for a celebration of all things delicious and local!

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