I hope you are all well. Nice to be back at the market this week. A little chilly at 6 AM - but a sunny day in the end.
ON THE FARM
Lots of weeding this week and preparing a permanent raised bed for the rhubarb. Today some new plants arrive. Onions and spring onions. Just off to the nursery now.
IN THE BASKET
Sadly we will not be able to produce any more Christmas wreaths. Aude has to have a long awaited operation on her hand and won't be able to make them up after tomorrow. If you ordered already then you will receive your wreath. But I'm sorry I cannot take any new orders.
Some of you may remember the blended goat and sheep's cheese I had a while back? Well I have some more if there are any fans out there.
The olive oil I added to the list last week got a thumbs up from an Italian customer, who admits to being very picky about her olive oil. This week I'll also have some french spinach and oranges for the first time this season.
Lastly but not leastly - we have oranges now from our farm. V juicy!
IN THE NEWS
I came across the following article about Re-food, ( https://www.portugalresident.com/without-refood-faro-i-would-not-be-able-to-survive/ ,a fantastic charity that organizes the redistribution of food from supermarkets to people in need.
Sadly there has been a steep increase in the number of families dependent on Re-food since the beginning of the pandemic. A neighbour of ours volunteers for them and takes a box of fruit and veggies to them from us. It's not much but is nice to contribute something.
If you want to help Re-food they accept donations of funds and time volunteering. You can find out more here: https://re-food.org/en/donate/
Thanks and lots of love,