Organic Tomatoes Riversfield Kilkenny

Seasonality

Organic vegetables growing poly tunnel KilkennyGrowing vegetables here year-round we are heavily reliant on what the weather may bring and in Ireland this is not always so predictable.

As the seasons revolve, we look forward to the changes this brings.  As we say goodbye for the season to certain crops, sometimes with sadness, sometimes relief we are always excited by the beginning of a new crop – Tomatoes and Courgettes in Summer or Savoys and Purple Sprouting Broccoli at the back end of the year.

Growing food seasonally brings its own challenges but also huge rewards. Our backs may be thankful by late April when the last of the Purple Sprouting Broccoli are picked but we do it with a tinge of sadness and always questioning whether there are things to be done differently next season.

At Riversfield we grow with flavour and taste in mind and so go in search of varieties that offer these qualities ahead of the uniformity synonymous with modern day mass production.

By appreciating, cultivating  and nurturing the natural environment at Riversfield with a more gentle approach we are rewarded with great tasting vegetables.

Everything is weather dependent

This is a general list of what we grow during the year. It is not exhaustive.

Spring

Potatoes

Baby leaf salad

Spinach

Chard

Kales

Beetroot

Radishes

Purple sprouting broccoli

Leeks 

Lettuce

Summer

Baby Leaf Salad Mix

Rocket

Heirloom tomatoes

French beans

Aubergines

Basil

Summer cabbage

Courgettes

Spinach

Early potatoes

Beetroot

Peppers

Autumn

Rocket

Tomatoes

French beans

Baby leaf salad

Herbs

Squash

Savoy cabbage

Leeks

Kales

chard

Romanesco

Cauliflower

Kalettes

Carrots

Beetroot 

Onions

Winter

Beetroot 

Carrots

Purple Sprouting broccoli

Leeks

Winter salads

Kallettes

Savoy cabbage

Cauliflower

Kales

Cavol Nero 

Jersalem artichokes

Mixed beetroot

This is a general list of the main vegetables grown at Riversfield Organic Farm. Other crops do make an appearance from time to time and we are always open to requests if customers have a particular vegetable in mind that they would like to see grown.

Some of our vegetables are available for long periods during the year crossing over the seasons while some only make a fleeting appearance.