Archive of June 2015

June 29

Wimbledon, strawberries and pimms

It's Wimbledon at last for the tennis fans amongst us and they are predicting 33 degrees C on Wednesday!
It won't be that hot here in North Yorkshire - more comfortable at 23 degrees C followed by thunder storms. We do need a bit of rain but better at night!
We have organic British strawberries in the shop this week so even if you haven't got a ticket for Wimbledon you can sit and watch eating your strawberries and cream!
You could also make yourself a Pimms - we have organic cucumber, oranges and strawberries to add to the jug.
According to my sister the cost of a plastic glass of Pimms at Wimbledon last year was £8 and most of that was ice!
We have a wide range of lovely summer fruits and local organic vegetables in the shop this week -
for a full list see our organic fruit and vegetable price guide.
Have a good week and enjoy the lovely weather!
10:53 AM
June 15

Midsummer and Father's Day

Eastgate Square, the home of the Organic Farm Shop is looking very pretty. A resident has planted up the colourful flower beds and we have our hanging baskets out. We must post a photo on Facebook!
It will be Midsummer's Day on Sunday and Father's Day, so why not celebrate.
We will have fresh organic steaks at the end of the week and for vegetarian and vegans we have Cauldron lincolnshire vegetarian sausages, Dragonfly vegetarian burgers and Paul's bakery tofu burgers in a range of flavours.
We also have lots of lovely UK produce - broad beans, lettuce, tomatoes and strawberries.
For a full list of fresh produce in the shop this week see our organic fruit and vegetable price guide.
For the skywatchers amongst you prepare yourselves for a spectacle. At the end of June Venus and Jupiter will converge and put on a beautiful show. Don't miss it!
For more details visit NASA's Facebook page.
Have a good week - the weather is improving!
03:32 PM
June 01

Beginning of summer - brrh!

It's 1st June and the beginning of summer! Mind you it doesn't feel like it. The Met Office has just issued a yellow weather warning:

An unseasonably windy spell is likely across many parts of the UK later on Monday, overnight and well into Tuesday,
as active frontal systems sweep across the UK. An initial swathe of southerly gales accompanied by heavy rain will move east
across many parts later on Monday, giving gusts of 40-50 mph.
Given the unseasonable nature of the winds, the public should be aware of the potential for disruption to transport and outdoor activities.
Damage to some trees seems likely.

The forecast for the end of the week is looking better with potentially high temperatures so we need to dust off our barbecues!
We have lovely romano peppers and courgettes which can be barbecued and for the salads UK red batavia and little gem lettuces.
We have also had a delivery of long red beetroot. Beetroot can be wrapped in tin foil and baked on the barbecue or roasted.
Here are some interesting beetroot recipes.
We will have organic beef steaks, chicken portions and pork spare ribs in the shop later this week.
For vegetarian and vegan options we have Cauldron lincolnshire vegetarian sausages, Dragonfly vegetarian burgers and Paul's bakery tofu burgers in a range of flavours.
For a full list of fresh produce in the shop this week see our organic fruit and vegetable price guide.
11:31 AM