What's in season?
Many people feel there is merit in eating more seasonally, either because it reduces food miles, because the food is fresher, or because it is a more natural way of living.
On Standfield Hall Farm, Pickering the soil is a medium-heavy loam. It's alkaline, it's very wet in winter, and it's in a frost pocket. We can get frosts as late as the second week of June and as early as the first week in September and so have to play to their strengths and grow what grows well for them.
For your interest, here's a table of our locally grown vegetables and when they are available in-season. Of course, most vegetables are available year round in our shop, brought in from other growers.
|Cabbage, white round|
|Cabbage, savoy & January King|
|Jerusalem Artichokes (dates tbc)|
|Potatoes, Pentland Javelin|
|Runner Beans (stringless)|
|available from late in the month|
|available throughout the month|
|only available early in the month|
|own-grown, but stored|
Of course, this is only a general guide. Crops sometimes fail, and seasons may be late or early and it's all 'while stocks last'.