Phew, I can finally draw a breath. The end of this year has been weirdly and unexpectedly busy: a combination of having more crops for longer (hurrah!) and lots of events on too (Rome trips, Soil Symposiums…). The Christmas Market at Hartley went very well the other week: it was great to chat to so many people about veg, food and life generally; as well as share the excitement of discovering that salad doesn’t just mean tasteless iceberg lettuce. The salad leaf tasters always go down well; especially when paired with the yummy Fussels dressings, oils and sauces on the next stall (try the Watercress dressing with claytonia: yum!).
This week I’ve still been picking salad, celery, parsnips, chervil, leeks, beetroot, PSB, green sprouting broccoli, cabbage and kale: there should be enough parsnips to keep my customers happy until just after Christmas, then it’ll be salady things and the odd cabbage or kale bag until spring. It’s great: I can almost see the home straight for Christmas, and am looking forward to a few days off to sleep, eat, play games, and eat. And drink. And eat. Woohoo!