Harvest Time.

Its busy, busy, busy here at the moment. There is lots of harvesting , jamming, freezing and storing to be done. Pumpkins gave a good crop this year and they are harvested and in a sunny spot to toughen up the skin. They will keep until next Spring, if not consumed.

Turks Turban, Violina and Warty Japanese Squashes.

We grew several tomato varieties but the best by far, in production and taste, has been a variety called Amber. These are a Siberian native and do well inside and out. The seeds were obtained from Seed Savers in Clare who grow organically and of course the seeds are acclimatized to the Irish weather.

Amber tomatoes, yes, that's the colour when ripe.

Other seasonal produce includes sugar snap peas, cabbage, salads and of course courgettes. All of these we eat fresh and any excess goes to our animals or to the compost, so no waste. Much of the fruit and veg harvest is turned into jams and chutneys for our own use and for sale. Been doing lots of preserving this week as we have booked a stall at the Harvest Feast event in Drumshanbo next weekend, 27th-29th August. We will be there with all our usual baked goods, jams and chutneys. If you are there come and say hello at the Arigna Natural Produce stall. Check out the event on or .

Jams and Chutneys.

5 comments to Harvest Time.

  • Good luck with the market this weekend…you’ve been really busy with all the preserves!
    The site’s looking good…had a long peruse!
    Best Wishes,
    Colette X

  • Michelle

    Just dropped by to say that the “Hot Plum Chutney” I purchased from your stall today is excellent. It went really well with the Corleggy Sheep’s cheese. I only hope that the remaining jars went to worthy homes.


    A satisfied customer

  • We like to keep our customers happy. Deliveries are available if required!
    Bye for now

  • Have you thought about doing the Mushroom Foraging course at Knockvicar on October 4th. I noticed you have a few unidentifieds on your place recently. Hippy Chick is coming up that weekend also.

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