Castle Fruit Farm Harvest 2017 – Part 2

Putting away the plum conveyor belt for another year

order Pregabalin Harvest is half way through ! The plums have all been picked and packed and sold, the conveyor was put into storage and a cheer went up from Mr B and Damian our packhouse manager. It has been a good year but as you may have noticed Autumn came early. The chill was in the morning air by August 8th and this hastened all fruit into ripeness. Clive and the teams worked long hard hours to get the plums in and now the apples are following fast and earlier than usual. The packhouse worked hard to pack and despatch 147 tons of plums. Continue reading “Castle Fruit Farm Harvest 2017 – Part 2”

September Recipe: Chicken with Pears, Ginger and Masala

get link I do hope you all enjoy this month’s recipe.  It is courtesy of one of my favourite food writers – Diane Henry – whose recipes are a little bit ‘different’, always successful, never too complicated and more to the point tasty!  I have several of her cookery books and met her personally at Books for Cooks where she hosted a lunch of her recipes, she was very Irish, very chatty and very entertaining.  She writes weekly in The Telegraph colour supplement. Continue reading “September Recipe: Chicken with Pears, Ginger and Masala”

Nestfest – local food & drink festival – is back on Saturday 19th August

Ledbury’s “other” summer food and drink festival takes place on Saturday 19th August at The Nest, Little Verzons Farm, near Ledbury with a wonderful range of local food and drink and fabulous entertainment for all ages.

This free event will feature over twenty local food and drink producers. Continue reading “Nestfest – local food & drink festival – is back on Saturday 19th August”

A Ledbury Farming Year 2015-16 Slideshow Now Available

Andrew Powers feeding new born lamb

Ledbury Food Group’s website now features a slide show of photographs from our exhibition “A Ledbury Farming Year 2015-16”

This 6 minute presentation tells the story, in photographs and sound effects, of a year in the working life of two independent producers just 2 miles from Ledbury in Little Marcle: sheep farmer Andrew Powers of Marcle Farming and organic vegetable grower John Davenport, owner of Little Marcle Farm Shop. Continue reading “A Ledbury Farming Year 2015-16 Slideshow Now Available”

Harvest is starting at Castle Fruit Farm. The Team arrives !

Castle Fruit Farm: Mira, Krassi and Eva

The year is flying by! I am going to introduce you to our team. The weather, the pollinators, the condition of the trees are all important but above all it is our team that brings the orchards literally to fruition with great quality fruits which keeps us an economic thriving fruit farm. Continue reading “Harvest is starting at Castle Fruit Farm. The Team arrives !”