Own Grown Range.
Produce grown at Mallards Market garden includes:
Asparagus, Gymlin, April – July. New crowns first harvested 2018.
Runner Beans, July – November
Beetroot, July – March
Brassicas, broccoli, leaf and purple sprouting broccoli, cabbage, cabbage shoots, spring greens and cauliflower.
Spinach, July – March
Courgettes, July – October
Cherries, June – August, varieties are Merchant, Stella Summer Sun, Colney, Penny and Regina
Leeks, October – April. Traditionally grown and earthed to give a superb strong flavour.
Marrows, Zebra Cross, July – October
Nuts, Hazel, September – November
Potatoes, Wiljer, available all year Annabel, a salad potato that is hand planted and lifted around May 25th.
Plums, for a long season many varieties are grown and harvesting starts mid-July.
Some of the main varieties are:
July – Edda, Opal and Meritare
August – Czar, Oulin’s golden Gage, Reeves gage, Avalon, Excalibur, WJ30 and Victoria
September – Damson, Vics, Haganta and Valour
October – Groves late Victoria, Guinevere and Laxton Cropper
Pumpkins, pick your own, October – November
Raspberries, Tulameen and Joan j, July – November
Rhubarb, Timperley early, March – October
Sweetcorn, August – October
Goose Eggs, January – June.
These are free range, produced by birds fed on bread, grass, grain, fruit and veg. amazing soft boiled with asparagus.
Locally Sourced Produce.
In addition to my own grown products I select local high quality produce which includes a wide selection of apples, strwaberries, eggs, mushrooms and broad beans.
i also stock a range of jams, honey, chutney and pickles, my own fresh lamb, pork and sausages are available at certain times throughout the year. Frozen produce is also available.
Free range Kentish Ranger chickens are sourced from Laughton’s Poultry, raised in the pear orchard next door. I maintain the orchard which provides me with Conference and Williams pears.
I also sell seasoned logs and manure, at competative prices.
I pride myself on being environmentally aware and ensure that whereever possible farm waste is recycled. Green waste is fed to the sheep or composted. Waste oil is collected for recycling. Apart from the recyclable plastic punnets used in the shop, as a matter of principle I will not use plastic on the farm, either in the form of polytunnels or as an aid to grow earlier crops or increase yield.
I use nylon crop cover, which is over 20 years old and still going strong to protect from pests and for some of the earlier crops.
Should you require more information on my farming methods or products, or want to share your knowledge, feel free to come along to the shop to chat.