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Boysenberries, The Handlesbards Romeo and Juliet, and Organic Dried Fruit

On this once again sweltering day, the hot weather is great for the staycation holiday trade, however, bad news for horticulture. It has been a very challenging couple of weeks trying to keep plants in pots alive and spending many hours watering those on the raised beds. Some are fairly robust, however, many require regular dowsing of water to prevent bolting, wilting or going over very quickly. This includes our soft fruit which is certainly ripening faster than normal. The very tasty boysenberries are normally a couple of weeks behind the main soft fruit crop. Not this year and we have been picking them now for a fortnight. We picked collectively over 50kgs of berries last week, however, there is still much to pick. As mentioned last week, anyone with time on their hands to pick some of our berries in return for taking some home, will be most welcome.

Tickets for Tthe Handlebards Romeo and Juliet production on 27th July are selling fast so if anyone wants to book for what will be a great night out, with much laughter please follow the link to purchase tickets : https://bit.ly/2u7bojq WE have also decided that instead of doing the pulled pork baps as per last year we will be offering ticket goers the opportunity to purchase a tasty pre-show organic picnic. It will have tasty treats, all sourced locally with an opportunity to have a bottle of wine or fizz added to the picnic bag.

Last Friday we met with two inspiring ladies who will be rolling out an organic dried food business where items can be bought loose – trying to get away from single use plastics. We have provisionally agreed they can set up a table on Thursday morning to sell from Tuppenny – more details to follow.

As we are now moving into holiday season, if you are going to be away please do let me know dates you want to cease with your veg bag and dates of re-starting. Huge thanks to those of you that have already done so.

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