October 2015


Pumpkin harvest now in full swing and after a slow start they have ripened up, and now gone too far. Too much rain in August means they are not keeping that well. So sadly the crop is going to be short, not enough to go around.You would think after growing pumpkin for 30 years we would get it right, but the weather is in charge and has beaten us again.


That said most of the other crops this year have done well, particularly the runner beans, they loved that wet August. Here we are and mid October and the cows still out to grass, normally in by now, but the weather has been dry and there is loads of grass out there. Maize all safely harvested and in the silage clamp.
After success at the Great Taste Awards, Stoney Cross is finding new customers up and down the country. We are making the 1kg truckles for Christmas at the moment.

Fine Cheese Company arranged the Bath Cheese festival in Bath Abbey, very majestic, see right.


Winchester Farmers Market has now moved to the high street this month, the council having closed the Friarsgate mulit storey car park, it made no sense for the Farmers Market to take up 160 car parking spaces in the centre of town, so the High Steet was the sensible option.