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Week Beginning 28th March 2016

Very last  Seville oranges of the season: just a few kilograms left (£2.50 a kg). We have proof they make excellent marmalade. Two prize-winning entrants to the Dalemain Marmalade Festival used them – one bronze and one gold! Congratulations to you both.

New this week: Bonus Spring Onions. Two bunches for £2.

Something interesting in the orchard

We have eight varieties of apples but one has always been more prone to apple scab than all the others. So this year we enlisted the help of Niall Wildewoode who re-grafted the poor variety’s rootstocks with scions from Red Topaz trees – one of the best we have. This is a clever way of replacing poor varieties without losing the trees all together. Niall can do this kind of work for you if you have a variety of apple that is disappointing.  Get in touch directly : niallwildwoode@gmail.com

Volunteering

At Low Luckens (polytunnels and outdoor vegetables). Sundays 10.30 AM – 12.30 PM and Wednesdays 2.30 PM – 4.30 PM. Current activities include: sowing, preparing soil, planting and harvesting. If you volunteer on Wednesday afternoons at Low Luckens you will be able to make use of our farm shop. There are lots of bargains to be had including pick-your-own veg and produce we didn’t put in the boxes that week. Of course you don’t have to be volunteering to enjoy the shop.

At Houghton (orchard and outdoor vegetables). Mondays 10 AM – 2 PM and Fridays 10AM – 2 PM. Current activities include: tidying up prunings, weeding, applying manure to fruit trees and preparing soil for veg.

Let us know (mike@evabotanicals.co.uk) when you can make it.

Bonus offers to add to your regular order

BONUS SPRING ONIONS: Two bunches for £2.

BONUS LEAFY GREENS: A selection of our own salad leaves which could include: miner’s lettuce, corn salad and various Oriental leaves – two bags for £2.

BONUS KUMQUATS: A handful for £1.50.

GENERAL BONUS BAG: Choose any item we supply (fruit or veg) and as long as supplies allow, we’ll bring you a bag of it weighing more than you would normally get for the price. £2 a bag. Here’s a Spring Special Offer: as long as we have the produce, you can have as many General Bonus Bags as you like. Order early to avoid disappointment.

Also available now

Spring onions, miner’s lettuce, Oriental leaves, apples, cabbages, regular kale, flat leaf parsley, chestnut mushrooms, beetroot, carrots, celery, kohl rabi, leeks, parsnips as well as pears, clementines and kumquats.

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