Our local farm shop, Village Greens, is a not-for-profit, run by lovely people to serve our local community on Bodmin Moor. They provide local and organic produce, fabulous cooked breakfasts and great company in our sometimes lonely bucolic idyll. We love what they do for our community, we love their gorgeous cakes and produce and want to share their weekly newsletter. In it Di provides beautiful and amusing insights into modern organic smallholding and farming life. Come and join us on Friday mornings if you can - bring a shopping bag too, but in the meantime, sit back, read on and enjoy...
Rabbit Crime Report, July 2019.
The suspect entered the garden during the hours of darkness, with the intention of destroying plants. Droppings found at the scene indicate the perpetrator was a rabbit. Once the crook had gained entry to the vegetable plot, he proceeded to indulge in what can only be described as "lettuce topiary." The full grown lettuces were reduced to columns of nibbled stems, which were of no further use to the gardener. The offender munched through a number of lettuces, some runner bean leaves, and some chilli plants. The victim of this crime was left in a distressed state, but hopeful that the rabbit was suffering the after effects of eating raw chillies. In the absence of any incriminating evidence, no further action was taken, but recommendations were made regarding increasing security to prevent further incidents.
Soooo... there will be no salad bags from us this week! However, plenty of other fruit and veggies, including courgettes, cabbages, cucumber, broad beans and doughnut peaches (still delicious.)
After last weeks soup disaster (spilled the whole pan on the car park first thing in the morning,) the soup will be transported more carefully, to ensure it's available for sale at lunchtime. it's a ratatouille style soup, with tomatoes, peppers, courgettes, red onions and mushrooms.
We welcome Rebecca back on cake stall duties for the summer season. Don't forget to save your plastic containers for our bulk laundry and washing up liquid refills. We hope to expand the range soon, maybe toilet cleaner is next.
Lynda is accepting entries for the Craft and Produce Show on 27th July. Anyone can enter, it's friendly and fun, a great chance to meet other members of the community. New trophies are being polished up ready to be awarded this year, having been kindly released by the Carnival Committee. Join in!
See you there
Village Greens is open on Fridays from 9am until 1pm
at Warleggan Jubilee Hall, Mount, near Bodmin PL30 4HB