From the field

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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 saving...

Spring is on the way!

Tweeting on the fields Spring sounds abound as the birds look for nesting sites around the Go Local Food fields. There have never been so many blackbirds in the area and they are all squabbling over territory. The company of working volunteers and some traffic didn’t...

Robins on patrol

Robins... and  pigeons The robins are very active around the Go Local Food fields supervising all the work that is going on. Someone or something has been attacking the kale (not the black kale yet, it’s early in the season).  That could well be our not friends the...

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...