Here it is: the post I've been itching to write for 6 months... the chance to announce the exciting plans we have for the farm in 2019 and beyond!
Before I begin, a few things to bear in mind:
All bets are off. It’s 19th June, the strawberry season is under a week old and I couldn’t tell you whether there will strawberries to pick tomorrow, let alone into July! We’ve never seen a fruit season like it: raspberries ready in mid-June, sugar snap peas so plentiful they’re carpeting the field bright green, and the strawberries… oh dear, the strawberries.
In this post I’ll clarify the current situation with our Pick Your Own fruit and veg, explain why it’s behaving so bizarrely, look at what to expect in the coming weeks and help you work out how to still enjoy a visit to the farm this summer.
James Bulmer: born and raised on Kenyon Hall Farm. Son of Tod and Barbara, I spent the first 18 years of my life helping out on the farm. After spending my 20s deciding an office job wasn't for me, I returned to the farm in 2016 to help my mum and dad. I hope you enjoy these occasional posts and please get in touch if there's something you'd like to know more about and I'll do my best to answer!