Rosie’s Diary: Part 4

Rosie’s Diary: Part 4

It’s blackcurrant madness on the farm at the moment! My second ever harvest is well-underway and I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome so far.   Harvest at Gorgate Farm started on 5th July, and to date we have about 20 hectares left to do. We are yet to harvest...

25 years of Yeo Valley Organic

25 years of Yeo Valley Organic

Nestled between Chew Valley and the Mendips in Somerset lies the Yeo Valley, home to the Mead Family. Having settled at Holt Farm, Yeo Valley, over 50 years ago, their farming roots date back much further. For 500 years the Meads have farmed in glorious Somerset - so...

Jo Hilditch and British Cassis

Jo Hilditch and British Cassis

The Blackcurrant Foundation is a collection of 35 growers who manage over 5,000 hectares of blackcurrant crop across the length and breadth of the UK. Each year, over 10,000 tonnes of delicious blackcurrants are produced, with the majority used to make the...

Rosie’s Diary: Part 3

Rosie’s Diary: Part 3

It was no surprise that last month was confirmed as the driest May since records began. So, after a very sunny and warm spring, farmers across the country, including myself have been very happy to see some much needed rain in recent weeks! The fields have really...