Stunning Salads for Autumn

Summer has passed us by and the wonderful colours of Autumn are upon us. The time of year that Keats called the ‘Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’, autumn is a season famous for its harvest times, turning leaves, cooling temperatures and darkening nights. Crisp cold mornings and stunning sunsets are all part of the …

1 day ago

Vegetable of the Month – Pumpkin

During the month of October Pumpkins make their appearance. Pumpkins are very versatile in their uses. For cooking, most parts of the pumpkin are edible, including the fleshy shell, the seeds, the leaves, and even the flowers. When ripe, the pumpkin can be boiled, steamed, or roasted. In its native North America, pumpkins are a …

2 weeks ago

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone that baked and brought in cakes and savoury treats to help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Research last week when we took part in the Worlds Biggest Coffee morning The thought, effort and time everyone put in was fantastic and we raised £313.45 a magnificent effort from everyone!

3 weeks ago

National Corned Beef Hash Day

September 27th is National Corned Beef Hash Day. Corned Beef Hash is a great way of cleaning out the fridge, as you can use any vegetables that you may have. Corned beef hash became popular during and after World War II. Since rationing limited the availability of fresh meat, corned beef filled the gap. Cooks …

4 weeks ago

National Cheeseburger Day

Did you know today is National Cheeseburger Day! and you cant beat a bit of salad on your burger. Whether it is a slice of tomato, a fresh onion ring or some crispy salad leaves, adding some salad to your burger not only gives it flavour but also adds some healthy vitamins and minerals. Why …

1 month ago

Keep it Fresh!

Buying bagged Salad Leaves is a great time saving way to quickly whip up a salad or add them to a sandwich to make a delicious healthy meal. However we have all been in the situation where we haven’t used all of the salad in the bag so we have put it in the fridge …

2 months ago

Today is National Wildlife Day. We need all kinds of wildlife to help produce the food we eat. From bees who pollinate and produce honey to animals who improve the health of our soil by grazing. Insects pollinate many of our fruits, flowers, and vegetables and the food we eat we would be very different …

2 months ago

Vegetable of the Month – Runner Beans

Runner beans have been growing in South America for over 2,000 years, and are a popular garden vegetable in Britain. Stronger in flavour and coarser in texture than green beans, they are also much longer and have attractive purple beans inside the pods. English Runner beans are typically consumed when they are immature and tender, …

2 months ago

Harvest Time!

It’s been a busy time on our farm. They have been harvesting our very own beetroot that we will then process at our own beetroot factory Axgro in Scunthorpe. The weight harvested was 28680kg! Almost 29 tonnes!

2 months ago

Vegetable Of The Month – Beetroot

Whether you roast it whole, blend into a classic soup or drink as juice like the Olympians do – beetroot is low in fat, full of vitamins and minerals and packed with powerful antioxidants – a health-food titan. Belonging to the same family as chard and spinach, both the leaves and root can be eaten …

3 months ago

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