Winter has hit with a vengeance with freezing blustery winds and when the wind drops we have heavy frosts as you can see from the photos which were at 9.00 this morning! 1C overnight!

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”3096,3095″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Frost is good, putting colour & flavour into the blood oranges so we’ll have them on offer at both markets on Saturday morning.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”3094,3093″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The frost also put all the pests into hibernation so we don’t have to worry about them unless the weather warms up.

But the frost has kept the growth slow, so although we have our usual delicious range, the early bird shoppers will have the best choice at Carriage works & Taylor Square.

Michael’s message is “If you snooze, you may loose” (Oh dear, Dad joke!)

 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”3088,3085,3086″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The frost makes for tricky picking as we can only pick in the sections where the sun has melted the frost. Once the frost is melted the leaves are excellent.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”3089″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Bergamots are a rare and strange fruit from our neighbour Tim. A lot of chefs are chasing them along with my customers who have had them in past years.

The bergamot has an aromatic flavour. The dried fruit is used to give Earl Grey tea its distinctive bitter, spicy, lemony, flavour!

Have a healthy, happy week.