Seasonal Food For May

Seasonal food for May as recommended by FARMA includes: Apples – certain varieties. Asparagus. Carrots. Celeriac. Earliest tomatoes. Green Cabbage. Leeks. Onions. Parsnips. Potatoes. Purple sprouting broccoli. Red Cabbage. Sprouts. Rhubarb. FARMA is the UK’s National Farmers’ Retail & Markets Association. It “is a co-operative of farmers, producers selling on a local scale and farmers’ markets … Read more

The Farming Year – March

Jobs on a cattle and arable farm in March can include; Spring ploughing. Selling surplus grain. Muck spreading on fodder beet land. Bedding up cattle once a day. Feeding cattle twice a daily. Milling and mixing animal feed. Calving cows. Disbudding (dehorning) calves. Feeding poultry twice daily. Letting poultry out to free range in a … Read more

The Year Of Food And Farming 2007-2008

The Year Of Food And Farming is a national initiative and is to be launched in September 2007 in the UK. It aims to give children an increased awareness of where their food comes from and give them the opportunities to become more involved in food preparation and production. It also aims to provide opportunities for learning … Read more

The Farming Year – February

February’s jobs on a cattle and arable farm can include; Winter/Spring ploughing. Selling surplus grain. Muck spreading. Bedding up cattle once a day. Feeding cattle twice daily. Milling and mixing animal feed. Calving cows. Disbudding (dehorning) calves. Feeding poultry twice a day. Letting poultry out to free range in a morning. Locking up the poultry … Read more

The Farming Year – January

January’s jobs on a cattle and arable farm can include; Harvesting sugar beet. Winter ploughing. Testing soil for nutrients. Selling surplus grain. Cleaning out cattle sheds. Muck spreading. Bedding up cattle once a day. Feeding cattle twice daily. Milling and mixing animal feed. Disbudding (dehorning) calves. Calving cows. Feeding poultry twice a day. Letting poultry … Read more