For this coming weekend’s markets (18th November 2017) we’ll have potatoes (Charlotte, Axona & Sante), carrots, onions, swedes, leeks, squashes, cabbage, sprouts, kalettes, kales, and apples (Adam’s Pearmain, Ashmead’s Kernel, Resi & Edward VII)
Everything we sell is grown on the farm and so our produce is seasonal! In Winter we have potatoes, carrots, onions, parsnips, leeks and kale, but through Summer and Autumn we have a wider selection of roots, salads, spinach, chard, tomatoes, beans, cucumbers, courgettes, squashes and so on.
These pictures seem of an industrial agriculture. Trick photography! Actually this is a three acre field and most of the work is done by hand. (Joyce in the evenings and at weekends, Owain in the heat of the day and Patrick tottering on behind)
Owain digging first new potatoes (12th July 2013) – White flowered Casablanca, purple-flowered Maris Peer and then the pink Charlotte.
Varieties for 2017 –
Maincrop – Axona, Sante and Charlotte.
THE POLYTUNNEL produces tomatoes, cucumbers & so on & out of season salads
We have a small orchard in full production and a further two acres, planted in 2009 & 2010. The apple season begins with Discovery, Tydeman’s Early Worcester, then Merton Beauty and as Summer progresses we have Egremont Russet, Ashmead’s Kernel, Ribston Pippin and so on. Here’s a list of some other varieties: Adam’s Pearmain, Aromatic Russet, Bardsey, Bramley, Cevaal, Herefordshire Russet, Rajka, Resi, Rosemary Russet, Rubinola…. There are a lot of capital Rs in our apple varieties: for the Rs in the months, although Dicovery may be ready in August!
Ribston Pippin (centre) July 2013, planted as maidens Feb 2009
BRYN COCYN ORGANIC APPLE JUICE
We press, pasteurise and bottle on the farm, using only our own apples.
We have three blends pressed and bottled from 2017 harvest – with plenty more still to press (November 2017).
We have a few very old Denbigh Plum trees: delicious if we can get the fruit before wasps and blue bottles do. We’ve also planted a few Oullan’s Gage trees.
We have strawberries, gooseberries, black currants and red currants in season.
Customers are very welcome to call at the farm for produce, but it would be wise to telephone 01745 540207 before calling, because we might be out and about on the farm, or away in a Farmers’ Market (see Farmers’ Market Page).
We do have an honesty box at the head of the lane, for a simple selection of seasonal fruit and Veg. It is shut for the winter (veg & frost don’t always mix). Please call in the yard for winter veg.
VEGETABLES 12th JUNE 2012