Larchfield Community

An abundant crop

An abundant crop

The apples are kept in the cold store and should last through the winter. Onions need to be dried on racks and kept in an airy environment while potatoes and beetroot need to be kept dark and cool. These stored crops need to be checked at regular intervals for any damage or rot and removed before neighbouring vegetables are affected and is a good job for those days when it is too cold or wet to work outside. Cabbages and leeks stay in the ground until they are needed in the shop or food production. The polytunnels on site mean that winter salads can be grown to bring variety and interest to meals; the varieties grown are mizuna, rocket, mustard, purslane, namenia, corn salad and mibuna.

The community will be coming together on November 2nd to share a meal made from our own produce and to celebrate the harvest with traditional songs and poems.