Join a veg box scheme with a difference on our farm near Colchester. You’ll get a share of fresh local veg every week and if you join us on the farm for work days and social events, you’ll get a share of fresh air too. It’s a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) scheme.
The weather was fine for the 2021 Potato Harvest at Bennison Farm. Lots of members came along to help bring in the potatoes and see the tractor in action! Many hands made light of the work, and we were able to lay down a store of nearly three tonnes of tats. Plenty to keep us … Continue reading September 2021 Potato Harvest
Mixed salad leaves are a mainstay of the winter veg shares at Bennison Farm. You may think of salads as a summer crop but many salad leaves are better suited to cool conditions as they run to seed very quickly in the hot weather and can suffer more pest damage such as flee beetle in … Continue reading Winter Salad
By the end of November we’re in a position to pass judgement on the the successes and failures of the growing season. The main crops are either in the store or if hardy enough, left in the ground waiting to be harvested, so by and large we can now see what we’ve got to play … Continue reading News from the farm – December 2021
Parsley has many vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can provide important health benefits. It is a particularly rich source of vitamin K. A single tablespoon of fresh chopped parsley provides more than 70% of the recommended daily intake. Recipes Parsley and caper salad Tagliatelle with parsley and hazelnut pesto Parsley and Caper Salad – from BBC … Continue reading Recipes and facts – Parsley