Just like that, August is here! For us, like many other businesses, 2020 has required us to adapt quickly to an ever-changing environment. Being part of a community of incredible, passionate people has made everything possible. This includes our brilliant team and loyal customers, as well as our artisan producers and local farmers. Our Darts Farm family is stronger than ever!
We are so proud of our whole team. In difficult circumstances they have pulled together not only to keep the show on the road, but to achieve some incredible things. It’s been an inspiration to see individuals thrive in situations that they have never found themselves in before.
You, our customers, old and new, have been brilliant too. As we have adapted our business to the 'new normal', you have been by our side and we must thank you for being so understanding and helpful.
“I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone at Darts for all the hard work and support over the last month. You have made ‘staying home’ possible and working from home so much better” – Lynda
“You all have been a vital life line for me over these recent weeks. Although I've probably only been four times, I got all that I needed for two weeks including fresh veggies and fruits plus anything else I fancied. I felt safe. Please thank all of the members of staff who have manned the food hall over those weeks. Everyone, without exception were warm, courteous, helpful and engaged 100% with me whilst in the store. They have done an amazing job.” – A Regular Customer
On the farm, Jack and the team have been keeping very busy. Our summer crops are flourishing and we are busy handpicking tenderstem broccoli, beetroot, spinach, tomatoes, lettuce, broad beans, chard, spring onions, courgettes, cauliflowers, romanesque, cucumbers, chillies, melons, sweetcorn and much more fresh from our fields each morning.
Our ‘pick-your-own sunflowers’ are now fully grown and it’s great to see families wandering through a sea of golden petals, discovering and picking their perfect stem. Over the past 10 years our pick-your-own sunflowers have raised a total of £26,978.75 for Hospiscare; a charity that offers free support and expert care for those with a terminal diagnosis in the local Devon community and provides a vital source of support for their families at times of real need.
Our ‘Amazing Maize Maze’ is also now ready to conquer, and this year all proceeds are going to Estuary League of Friends; a brilliant local charity who look after the elderly and vulnerable in our community. They care for those in need of comfort and support.
Both charities are a huge part of our local community and close to so many of our hearts. We can’t wait to see what we are able to raise for them this year!
For us, nothing says Spring like a delicious lamb roast accompanied by minted, seasonal veg and garlic butter new potatoes!
We are thrilled to announce that our expert florist, Anna Slade, was awarded a Silver medal at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.