This is a milestone week for us, as we have just sold our first produce. Its only a few spinach bags and spring onion bunches, but you know what they say... start small and grow organically. Pun very much intended.
Our produce is for sale under the Ragmans Farm brand through the Dean Forest Food Hub website. If you are a Forest of Dean resident interested in local, sustainable produce that gives a fair deal to producers, check out deanforestfoodhub.org.uk. The site works as a one-stop shop for a great range of local veg, meat, eggs, bread and more (all bought directly from various local producers), as well as organic goods from further afield.
Our available produce list on the Food Hub will be growing week by week as the summer gears up. At the moment, we have mixed salad leaves, spinach and spring onions available, from next week we will also have new potatoes, with broad beans and mange tout peas following later this month. Tomatoes, cucumbers, courgettes, shallots, beetroot, carrots, chard, gooseberries and redcurrants should all become available in July.
Finally, we are excited to feature in an article on the Sustainable Food Trust website, highlighting the challenges and opportunities faced by new entrants to commercial food growing (ie. us). You can read the article at http://sustainablefoodtrust.org/articles/our-future-farmers-ragmans-farm/