Rain, Hail or Shineworking farm staff

When we have weeks of rain, like the one we’ve just had, people often ask me: what do you do when it rains? The answer is… the same thing we do every other day, we grow food. Growing food doesn’t take a break due to rain, so neither can we.

There’s no getting around the fact that work gets significantly harder when it rains. The tracks that we walk on get muddy and hard to navigate, the snails, slugs and fungal diseases throw all sorts of problems our way, and if it rains too much, the tractor can’t even navigate our tracks, and we have to work in teams hauling bags of cabbages through the mud. The trick that makes it easier is good weather gear, a sense of humor, and an appreciation of what the rain is doing for our crops. Rain like the last few weeks will help our crops to flourish into the future and will save us worrying about moisture in the ground for a little while.


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What’s that in my box: Eggplants are their freshest and most nutritious selves at the end of summer which is why we’re bringing this healthy veg to you this week! Did you know that eggplant is best stored at room temperature? Eggplants are rich in an antioxidant called Nasunin which is found in it’s deep purple pigment and these antioxidants become more bio-available to us when we cook eggplant. So whether you’re grilling, sautéing, making faux pulled pork or just baking your eggplant- you’re getting more vitamins and antioxidants than raw eggplant. For more information on how to store & cook any of our vegetables, visit: https://draxe.com/ and type in the veggie you’re looking for.

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