Dear friends,

Great news: The BBC has just confirmed that Coleshill Organics will appear on Mary Berry’s Foolproof Cooking at 8.30pm on Monday 29th February on BBC2!

Mary Berry’s team spent a day filming Mary and I at Coleshill Organics last October as we walked through the garden and discussed the benefits of buying locally grown veg from box schemes like ours.

Mary Berry meets Sonia Oliver

Mary Berry meets Sonia

Mary was very supportive of the veg box scheme concept, and recognised the real benefits for busy people and families of having a diverse range of freshly picked, nutritious and tasty veg delivered direct to the door. I learned that she is a keen gardener, too, and she clearly enjoyed spending time in our market garden and helping us to pack the boxes!

Intense Flavour

During filming Mary was particularly bowled over by the intense flavour of our organic cherry tomatoes and said they were some of the best she’s ever tasted. Let’s just hope they keep that bit in! In fact, she decided to stay on longer than she had originally planned in order to eat a wonderful meal cooked by my son, Jack, using ingredients from the garden. Very proud indeed!

Veg Box Schemes

I am sure we’ll be on for only a few minutes, but we’re hoping the programme will help to raise awareness of the many local organic veg box schemes across the country and the real benefits we can offer.

So don’t forget to put it in your diaries or set it to record: BBC2 at 8.30pm on Monday 29th February!