North by Northwest of Worthing

On what felt like the last real day of summer, windfree and sun shining we took the 700 bus to Roundstone Farm. Spent three hours picking berries, pulling carrots from the ground, played hide-and-seek in the forest of sweetcorn and lay down in a field of monumental bright orange pumpkins.

We rode to the furthest reaches of the vast farm in a trailer towed by tractor in the company of a Slovak family with pram full of produce. The driver announced the next stop ‘Red Onions’ on his tannoy system.

Returned home with three carrier bags of fruit and veg including four courgette flowers worth their weight in gold and it all came to less than £10. The Soup Bible beckons.