Here at Wilbur’s Market Farm, We are sowing lots of sunflowers in early May. These will be used as cut flowers, but until then then will serve as a source of pollen for Bee’s, the flowers will attract them to the Farm and the Bee’s will then pollinate our crops.
A wide band of beneficial wildflowers has also been sown on the farms boundary to give a stable pollen source through the summer months. We hope that these measures will ensure that we have a healthy population of Bees and will also help stem the decline of wild bees that has been occurring for the last decade.
We will do this annually and in time will offer our own honey produced from the hives located around the farm. Exciting times ahead!
Edible flowers add a boost of colour, flavour and texture to both sweet and savoury dishes. In our very first season at Wilbur’s Market Farm we have been growing some beautiful seasonal edible flowers. Our selection consists of small and medium flowers including violas, corn flowers, borage and calendula. These little gems can lift the look […]
Wilbur’s Market Farm grows the very best seasonal salad and vegetables. We really believe in growing without chemicals or pesticides and stand by the saying “You are what you eat”. For the summer season we are building the soil base by adding composts, seaweed, rock dust and beneficial mycorrhiza to build a symbiotic relationship between our […]