Notes from the Village - 4th December

Notes from the Village - 4th December
Farming is a cool job (positively ICY at times!). We get to roam around the great outdoors, which is a healthy and rewarding way of spending time. We go on landrover safaris and catch "wild" animals, people pay a lot of money for holidays doing stuff like that. We produce the best food, and get to eat quite a lot of it ourselves. We have an ever evolving role, from midwife, to social worker, to undertaker and everything inbetween. We have no workplace dress code (good job!) No set hours, no regular holidays, no annual shutdown, no overtime (more like All The Time!). The boss is Mother Nature, and she is quite formidable, but also joyous and beautiful, just when you think she has punished you into submission, a new day will dawn with a bright sky and gentle breeze, and all is forgotten. It's a combination of extreme simplicity and challenging complexity. The best bit is, whatever you don't succeed with one year, you can learn from your mistakes and try again the following year. What you get back bears a direct reflection to what you put in. I love it.
So, Village Greens is fully open for two more weeks, 6th and 13th December. Then on 20th Dec we are at the hall from 10.30am till midday for collection of pre ordered items. After that we are closed until Friday 10th January 2020. If you would like to place an order for Christmas please do so as soon as possible. We can supply pork, ham, turkey, goose, beef, fruit, vegetables and dairy. Your order can be boxed up ready for you to collect, with no excess packaging and minimum food miles. Supporting local food production is more important now than it has been for over 50 years. We are here to help that happen.
We're hoping for a delivery of chickens from Martyn this week, and a trial of Merguez Sausages  (spicy lamb) is underway, which will be for sale if deemed a success!
Veggies include leeks, cauliflower, sprouts, cabbage, swede, and celeriac.
See you there
Village Greens
Village Greens is  our local village shop and cafe and is open every Friday from 9am - 2pm at the village hall in Mount, stocking organic, fair trade and local produce.
Organic vegetables, fruit, salad, meat and dairy products. We supply a wide range of organic and/or Fair Trade dry goods and cleaning products. Our cafe provides delicious home cooked organic breakfasts, tea and coffee and light lunches - usually a delicious home made soup. Homemade cakes and sausage rolls are usually available too.
Come along, everyone welcome.

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