New equipment for Go Local!

Automation comes to the fields Last Thursday there was the first test of Go Local Food’s new potato lifter. It was a success – at least for the larger potatoes and left the soil in a good state for future working over. The work shares will have to fork over the...

Innovation comes to Go Local Food!

All wrapped up Last season we had a machine (devised by Mr Rusby and therefore christened the ‘Rusby Wrapper’) to help us lay biodegradable cornstarch on the Go Local Fields.  This helped to warm up the soil and keep down the weeds – an excellent labour...

There will be onions

Go Local Food has eventually sourced winter onion sets to plant out. Down to Earth in Hexham came up trumps and managed to order a large net which is enough for our needs for planting now. Small sized packets and quantities seem to still be available for the home or...

Working with nature

Red spiders, caterpillars, rabbits… The red spiders have won the battle with the Go Local Food cucumbers and it looks as if it has been the last week for these in the crop share this week. There has been much squishing of caterpillars on cabbages but some of the...

A head start outside

Harrow the first field Ian managed to harrow the first field on Wednesday to get a head start outside for when the weather improves. There will have to be a field walk to pick up the docks that came out next week. 75 metres of early potatoes at the rate of 3 potatoes...

Much ado indoors and outdoors on the fields

Is it dry enough to put the parsnips in? After some discussion on the patch designated for parsnips and use of a rake, Sean and Ian decided to get on with the job. The next job on the list was to get more broad beans planted out direct into the soil and covered to...