Finally I’ve found some time to write!
2012 ended in a bit of a blur it was a busy time really and rain well and truly halted play.
The plans were in place for us to go and finally, after 6 weeks get the drains dropped in but the weather had other ideas.
Were no further along than the last time I posted anything which is why i haven’t written really there hasn’t been much to report……until now
Ive started to put plans in place this week for all of this to finally happen, the drains (fingers crossed) go in at the beginning of next week of course weather permitting.
We have been given £3,200 from a recent grant application, this means that the fence can finally be ordered and we can make the site secure.
Ive also been meeting with some other local food producers and shop owners in Melton Mowbray, They have been asking if we are able to supply them with some produce from the site.
One local business Birch & Son are going to start using some of the herbs that we are growing to be used in their shop and there produce, we are also going to be supplying them with some of the produce from the polytunnel to start using in some of the homemade chutneys they produce.
The food they produce is fantastic, they smoke there own salmon and hand make all of there own produce they hopefully are going to be expanding into a deli soon and I for one cannot wait. its not just about the shop and the food but its the people that make it and these guys make it a joy to visit every time.
We are also in talks with another local deli about helping them with produce as well to be used in their shop and used in some of the food they will be selling.
This year is already shaping up to be a great one and if carries on like the first week has just gone then the sky’s the limit for the grow your own project
Take a look at how the sites looking at the moment, its a little grim but Rome wasn’t built in a day.
Heres to 2013