Veg Box Newsletter 24th February: Lookin’ Cool, Kale

Hello Folks, The green kale we get from chapel farm, and the green kale we’ll soon have again from our very own Locavore farm, isn’t much like the kale you get in the supermarket. It isn’t shredded, but whole leaves. They curl beautifully, looking very much like an ariel photo of some wild green hills…

The Hunger Gap

In recent months the Locavore veg box has doubled. This means even more people are now eating local, organic, seasonal veg which is great. There are so many benefits of eating this way; it is better for our health, the environment and our tastebuds. Eating with the seasons provides us with the freshest food. Your…

Veg Box Newsletter 17th February: Unbeatable Beetroots

Hello Folks, Beetroot is a precious thing. It’s dug up from the earth, all rough and dusty. Cut it open and it gleams like garnet. This week, we have golden beetroot in the boxes. Well, the clue is in the name: it shines inside. When you eat beetroot, you can taste the soil it’s grown…

A Recipe for Quick Pickles

The hunger gap is coming. This is a time of year when winter veg are running out & the vibrant greens of spring are not yet ready. Now is a good time to start preserving a few winter veg to eat during the leaner months. Usually the winter crops start to run out sometime in…

Veg Box Newsletter 10th February: Can’t Stop the Carrot

Hello Folks, As luck would have it, I am munching on a Locavore carrot as I write this. Pulled just days ago from the damp soil of Chapel Farm, it is sweet and crunchy, having somwhow turned the scant North Berwick sunshine into plenty of orange brilliance. It is carrots to which I think we…

Veg Box Newsletter 3rd February: Fun With Onions

Hello Folks, Let’s continue our tour of the underappreciated staples and turn our gaze to the humble onion. An onion is a game of pass the parcel for one. It is a package of flavour wrapped in brown paper. When you unwrap it, the flesh is pale and translucent. Raw, it is fierce. It adds…

Veg Box Newsletter 27th January: Potatoes! Potatoes!

Hello Folks, Potatoes. I love them. They aren’t the most glamorous of veg (that is, of course, the artichoke). What they are is delicious, and also versatile. They go well with any other veg you can think of- certainly everything that’s in our veg boxes this week. You might just have to experiment with them…

Locavore @ The Project Cafe

We are delighted to announce that The Project Cafe will be handing over their space to Locavore at the end of February. This follows on from the recent news that The Project Cafe CIC will cease trading at the end of February after six fantastic years. We’re pleased to be able to step in to…

Marmalade Recipe

I can’t think of a better way to spend a rainy Sunday than in the making of marmalade. Just as you can turn a bowl of shining bitter thick-skinned oranges into jars of delight, so you can take a dreary day and make of it a pleasantly industrious one. I am sure there are faster…

Veg Box Newsletter 20/1/2020: It’s time for marmalade!

Hello Folks, What a busy week we’ve had! We’ve got lots of improvements going on behind the scenes here at Veg Box HQ, and are excited for our veg boxes and our service to be better than ever soon. Meanwhile, we’ve been putting together lovely boxes for you for this week to brighten the grey…

Squash Noodle Soup Recipe

This is lightly adapted from Nigel Slater’s recipe for Pumpkin Laksa in his wonderful book Tender. It’s creamy and spicy and surprisingly easy, a deep bowl of comforting flavour. The bright colour of the squash- I used onion squash but any hard-skinned and firm-fleshed squash will do- contrasts with the mild herby green of the…

Veg Box Newsletter 13th January: Just Call it Joy-nuary

January can be so glum and dour but there’s a joy to be found in eating even the grey seasons. Perhaps we’re all getting a little tired now of the root veg, the beetroot and celeriac and sprout tops and what not, but that is inspiration to be a little more creative.