Welcome to Crimsworth
Crimsworth Farm is an old Yorkshire farmhouse (circa 1720) in Pecket Well, about 1000 feet up and fairly open to the wind and weather. We have been here for 8 years, gradually expanding our vegetable garden and becoming more self-sufficient.
We recently discovered the considerable health benefits of sauerkraut, and how nice a raw organic crunchy version tastes. Cabbage grows well on our land and it seemed sensible to find a way to use more of it. After much positive feedback from friends, we're now selling our sauerkraut locally.
We've also diversified into hummus, and this year we're having a go at growing our own chick peas - but we don't expect to harvest any great quantities!
Click the farmhouse photo for a slideshow of Crimsworth Farm:
5th October 2012
Finally gave up on the chick peas. The plants were lovely, delicate frondy leaves, quite bushy, with little white flowers, but they never produced any peas. Well, it was a rubbish year for growing anything, maybe we'll try again!.
12th July 2012
Much sympathy for everyone in Hebden who got so badly flooded. Up here we have new springs coming up all over the place, and the allotment is very waterlogged, the swedes and cabbages are growing in a lake!
1st June 2012
We have been awarded a 4 star hygiene rating ("very good") from a Calderdale Council Food Safety Inspection ('Scores on the Doors').
17th May 2012
Next taster session is at Valley Organics on Saturday 19th May (not here at Crimsworth Farm, as today's Hebden Bridge Times implied ... But if you happen to be walking past, feel free to knock on the door and buy some sauerkraut!)
13th May 2012
Tasting sessions yesterday went well - lots of positive feedback! If you missed out don't worry, there will be more tastings at Valley Organics soon.
10th May 2012
Try before you buy - free sauerkraut tasting sessions on Saturday 12th May at Valley Organics, Hebden Bridge and The Bear, Todmorden. See Hebweb article.
4th May 2012
First batch of our sauerkraut went on sale in the shops today. We hope you try it, enjoy eating it and benefit from its health giving properties.