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By alsiacross, Mar 17 2017 11:13AM

This week's veg boxes were the last for this season. We restart in early June, after the 'hungry gap'. In the meantime, we still have a limited supply of veg for cafés and restaurants. Thank you to all our box scheme customers for your support in 2016/17; we hope you enjoyed your organic veg and fruit (and the ‘pheasant eye’ narcissi included as a freebie in the last box). See you in June!

By alsiacross, Feb 27 2017 02:27PM

This February, we’ve been busy planting apple trees in our ‘little’ field. This field is surrounded by woodland and is sometimes visited by deer, so we’ve protected each tree with wire netting enclosures. This is a lot of work, but when the sun shines and the skylarks sing, it doesn’t feel so bad!

By alsiacross, Jan 13 2017 05:34PM

A group of volunteers from Cornwall Wildlife Trust's Wild Penwith project braved a cold but sunny day last week to coppice sycamore, willow and ash in our farm woodland. Led by David May, the volunteers cut an area of trees at ground level to encourage regrowth. This will let sunlight into the woodland and allow wild flowers and butterflies to regenerate; and we get some logs for the burner too! Thanks guys!

By alsiacross, Nov 28 2016 11:24AM

We’ve been making the most of the dry weather by gathering in beetroots and celeriac for winter storage. Hard work, but luckily we had the help of a bold and fearless knight.

By alsiacross, Sep 15 2016 01:21PM

While staying out at Alsia for the school holidays, we had lots of visitors, including Andy and Ellen from Stroud. Ellen took some great shots of the market garden. Here’s a couple – one of John wheel-hoeing in the roots block, and one of Becky and Sam inspecting this year’s grape crop in one of the polytunnels.

By alsiacross, Jul 15 2016 11:10AM

July is probably the busiest month of the year for us: planting out, sowing, hoeing, weeding and harvesting all demand our attention. We're just about keeping up though, partly thanks to the wonderful Megan who has finally been caught on camera – weeding maincrop carrots earlier this month. Thanks Megan!

By alsiacross, Jun 13 2016 12:57PM

And relax...the rain has come at last! Finally, there's some much-needed water for our field crops, and in our rainwater collection tanks too. So, the start to the new season has just become less stressful! Last week was our first week of veg boxes: the standard boxes had new potatoes, spring onions, early carrots, mixed salad leaves, fresh garlic (or radish), spring cabbage (or spinach), sugarsnap peas and rhubarb.


By alsiacross, Apr 29 2016 11:03AM

The wind has moved from north to west and it’s feeling a bit more springlike. Just as well as tomorrow it’s Beltane – the eve of May Day! And so the market garden is coming to life with potatoes emerging, pea and bean plants growing, onions sprouting, leaves on the hedge trees and blossom on the blackthorn. Our rhubarb is coming on too. Here’s a pic of team Alsia taken last month – splitting rhubarb crowns to keep the plants healthy.


By alsiacross, Mar 14 2016 11:16AM

It's the end of the 2015/16 veg box season, and we have planted our potatoes at last! So, it's time to take a breath and say thanks to all our box customers for your custom and support this season. We'll be back in early June with new potatoes, early carrots, sugarsnap peas, new season salad, cucumbers and more. For now, here's a couple of pics from a month back when we were 'chitting' our potatoes - laying them out so they could get a head start by sprouting in our store.


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