Category Archives: Niche Product

Aljezur Sweet Potato production in the Algarve, Portugal By Andrew Ormerod Terra Madre (2006)

In our area there is a network of canals, we exploit rain water and canals our soil is very sandy.  We have cultivated sweet potatoes for the last 4-5 centuries.  We started to grow this sort because it is drought … Continue reading

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Cornwall and South West Fruit Focus 5 ‘Land use, grower and market opportunities’ for fruit and nuts.- overview of talks

This is the 5th in the series of talks which have taken place over the years since 2007 – each event dealing with different themes which add information relevant to encouraging renewed interest in fruit production and market development in … Continue reading

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Agriculture and horticulture in The Isles of Scilly – St Martin and St Agnes – Andrew Ormerod (February 2008)

I was out in the Isles of Scilly over the last few days and despite the bad local forecasts the weather was generally OK for walking. When I arrived in the islands I went straight down to the tourist office … Continue reading

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Viva the Yacónaros by Andrew Ormerod presentation from Slow Food Terra Madre 2006

Although potatoes are now almost universally known about there are other Latin American root crops that were left behind by the Spanish conquistadors and have had little publicity outside their original areas of production.  Yacón is one such example,  a … Continue reading

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Origins of conserving fruit trees in Cornwall and the need to authenticate varieties. By James Armstrong Evans

I started collecting local fruit varieties in 1980. I was a newcomer from Callington.  When Mary was introducing me to the district we went to a local farm.  She knew the farm well.  She mentioned that there was an old … Continue reading

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Kea Plums (2008) by Andrew Ormerod

Past history Kea plums have been grown for at least 300 years in orchards along two creek sides near Truro. There are four local plums found here – the predominant one being the black Kea plum together with the less … Continue reading

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