River Cottage Spring

Wednesday 11 June

This week, the first potatoes and radishes are ripe to be pulled out of the earth and broad beans de-podded for the most luxurious beans on toast going. The Bristol experiment, to turn an acre of derelict city land into a smallholding, continues as vegan Jess picks up a batch of hens from a nearby battery egg farm. Back at River Cottage, Hugh’s invested in a new hatchery for his duck eggs and is amazed to find the ducklings arriving days early. And he organises a foraging competition pitting a kayak team against a shoreline team: whatever they find is what they’ll feast on in the evening.

Thursday 12 June

This week, the first potatoes and radishes are ripe to be pulled out of the earth and broad beans de-podded for the most luxurious beans on toast going. And back at River Cottage, Hugh’s invested in a new hatchery for his duck eggs and is amazed to find the ducklings arriving days early. Dirs: Dominick French, Jason Holmes; Exec Prod: Andrew Palmer; Series Prod: Sara Woodford; Prod Co: KEO

Thursday 5 June

Fresh produce is bursting into season across the country’s fields. Tonight, in River Cottage Spring, as it’s the start of June, lettuce and spinach are brimming over in the kitchen garden and dandelion and burdock in the hedgerow… cue lots of delicious recipes.

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