You may have seen very early strawberries for sale at some markets, on Fiveways Fruit Farms stall. Julian Mead explains.
Fiveways Fruit Farm had a very poor start to their season last year.
This year they've put a lot more effort into trying to get early crops,
planting the earliest cropping varieties available, putting up new
warmer tunnels and just for this year, renting a small amount of glass.
This will be their earliest season ever for raspberries and
blueberries as well as strawberries. They hope to have raspberries in
three weeks or so and blueberries before the end of May.
Doris created a fair amount of damage on the farm, skinning tunnels
which are expensive to replace. The farm is now back on track and the
weather has been kind so far! It's good to have positive reports about
fruit crops, with a plentiful season predicted for cherries and plums.
The biggest and the best North London Cheese Festival is heading for Chapel Market; Sunday 24th September and 1st October
And blueberries, red gooseberries, currants, apricots, raspberries...
At long last we're back in Teddington. Save the date; Sunday 10th September!
Can you believe that this year marks the 5th anniversary of West Hampstead farmers market? Thank you so much for your support; we hope that you
keep enjoying the market for another 5 years.
Find out what's at your local market in spring...