For this weekend’s markets (16th June 2017) we’ve French beans, courgettes, cucumbers, lettuce & strawberries. Summer’s full flow will follow in the next couple of weeks – new potatoes, tomatoes, chard, spinach…
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 2016 –
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 APPLE JUICE
We have been fortunate to buy the apple pressing & bottling equipment from Monica & Colin Haworth of Eddisbury Fruit Farm. Colin from Eddisbury has been my apple guru, so we feel that using his equipment will be quite an honour.
We have four varieties pressed and bottled from 2016 harvest – see the Apple Juice page.
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