Somewhere Far Away – a beguiling place where everything is available all the time

By Brian | July 25, 2019

Somewhere Far Away – a beguiling place where everything is available all the time Have you ever heard of this place? That “Somewhere Far Away” place. You know, the place where tomatoes and cucumbers come from in the middle of winter. The place where pineapples and exotic off-season fruits come from all year round. That [...]

Food From a Micro Farm

By Brian | June 7, 2019

Food From a Micro Farm Last weekend I attended a workshop about market gardening on a micro scale. As you may be aware, we grow as much of the fresh vegetable produce as we can that is used in the Lodge kitchen. I attended because I was interested in how we could grow more vegetables [...]

The Bigger Better Vegetable Garden

By Brian | October 14, 2018

The Bigger, Better, Vegetable Garden If you have either visited River Valley in recent years, or been following us online, you will know that a strong part of our ethic is attempting to be a regenerative business. A business that has a primary aim to benefit the land, nature, local community, family, staff and our [...]

A Hint Of Chili With That Jam

By Brian | April 23, 2018

  A change of subject matter for the River Valley Blog this week. Many of you will be aware that we grow a great deal of the produce that we cook and serve to guests in our own organic vegetable gardens. This allows our chefs to create some real tasty dishes. This week Miranda is […]

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