OUR KITCHEN GARDENS & ALLOTMENTS
One of the areas of the property in which we've taken a great interest in over the years, is our kitchen gardens... designed to produce delicious and nutritious food that's bursting with flavour and goodness.
We follow an organic, no-dig philosophy in growing our produce and, although we're yet to be able to use the organic stamp of approval officially, we have started the process of conversion and have followed those principles for years.
We fortify our soil with home-produced compost courtesy of the horses and chickens as well as kitchen left-overs from our homes, lots of green waste from the gardens and land, and a touch of ash from the fire.
Currently, we have two main kitchen garden sites. A small 4-bed garden at the entrance to the property that you may see when you arrive, and a much larger garden up near the start of the woodland with both outside beds and inside ones in our poly-tunnel.
Our aim is to produce wonderfully tasty, seasonal produce without the use of chemicals to use in our cooking and nourish our bodies. Though this has primarily been a personal project, our hope is that over the next few years, we'll have developed a system where we can produce enough to cater for you all in our future farm shop and cafe.
We do love to plan for the future and another of those ideas for the (hopefully not too distant) future is dedicating one of our paddocks to the development of an allotment site and associated kitchen-garden education facility. We're actively working on this new project at the moment and getting very excited about its potential impact and reach. Watch this space!