As another weekend draws to a close we have got chance to look back on a few weeks when our feet have hardly touched the ground! We have been extremely busy with the fruit season and wine sales from the farm plus the markets and shows we have attended throughout Lincolnshire and Yorkshire with our Fabulously Fruity wine.
We are just over half way through the soft fruit season at the farm. Strawberries this year have been excellent in quality and yield from all our varieties. We are now picking Judibell from the field and the Vibrant strawberries on our table top growing system are first class in appearance and taste. All being well our strawberry season will last to the end of July.
All our raspberries have done well this year and they will also continue through to the end of the month. Green gooseberries are coming to the end of their season, although the remaining fruit is very ripe and really sweet! Good for eating and cooking with. The red gooseberries are now fully ripe and prime for picking as they are always a little later than the green varieties. Redcurrants are plentiful and now ripe for picking but unfortunately blackcurrants are in short supply as they are the only fruit this year that hasn’t done very well.
We are now the only pick your own and ready picked fruit farm open in the Grimsby and Cleethorpes area. So if you are wanting the best quality fruit available in north East Lincolnshire, we are open daily 10am to 5:30pm.
It has been a very busy few weeks for our Fabulously fruity wine. Last weekend we were at Belton House near Grantham on Saturday and Sunday. It was a very nice compact event set in a courtyard near the main house. Wednesday found us at the local produce market in Beverley town centre, Saturday at the Lincoln farmers market held at Castle Hill, then today at the Northern Lincolnshire Food & Drink festival at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe! All of which has contributed to a lot of wine sales and has spread the word of our Fabulously Fruity wine to new customers.
Next week we move on to the Driffield Show on Wednesday which was an excellent event for us last year. We will be on stand 7 in the food zone. Next Saturday and Sunday we are in the food area at the Heckington Show. Fingers crossed for good weather!