Now Recruiting: Trading Coordinator

We’re looking for someone to join Locavore Trading, our UK wide organic grocery wholesale business. Locavore Trading suppliers around 90 shops and caterers around the UK with organic groceries sourced directly from producers around the EU as well as other established organic brands. The post holder will join a year into the launch of Locavore…

Veg Box Newsletter w/c 12.11.18

Hello Folks, We’ve got Harlequin squash all the veg boxes this week – it’s a favourite over here in the veg box department as it’s so delicious, is a delight to behold with it’s green flecks on pale yellow! If you get a large or extra large veg box, you’ll also be getting Uchiki Kuri,…

Veg Box Newsletter w/c 05.11.18

Hello Folks, As we’re in low season in terms of our own farm produce, we thought we’d give you an idea of what this means. Still growing kale and hardy leaves over the coming months, our amazing growers have been working the soil where the crops have ran out, and built winter beds. They use…

Veg Box Newsletter w/c 29.11.18

Hello Folks, The evening sessions at the Urban Croft, which has been housing this year’s Grow the Growers team, have come to an end and the beds have been covered over for winter. If anyone has a spare plot of land, the growers are looking for somewhere to move on to next year! The next…

Veg Box Newsletter w/c 22.10.18

Hello Folks, Westland Winter kale harvested by our fantastic growers at Left Field Market Garden features in all of this week’s veg boxes. This green curly kale is arguably the best type for making deliciously crispy kale chips. Simply wash, dry and tear the kale leaves into bite size pieces then drizzle with olive oil,…

Veg Box Newsletter w/c 15.10.18

Hello Folks, In this week’s pasta, pulse and grain selections, you’ll find some cupboard essentials and maybe some items you haven’t seen before. We’ve got our Grampian (Aberdeenshire) jumbo oats, macaroni pasta for the perfect mac & cheese (vegan recipe here), or pasta fagioli. Add potatoes, carrots or kale to use up what’s left of last week’s…

Munch of the Month | October & November

Afternoon folks, Congratulations to James, who won our Munch of the Month competition for August and September with his wonderful veg box creation of roasted custard squash and carrot, with tamarind, coconut, fennel, garam masala and toasted coriander seeds (pictured below). Thank you to everyone else who entered the competition! You can have a browse of…

Veg Box Newsletter w/c 08.10.18

Hello Folks, In case you didn’t already know, our Zero Waste team is running a documentary screening series at the shop over the next few months. The films that will be showing include Wasted! (October 24th), In Our Hands – Seeding Change (November 7th), Trashed (December 5th), Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective (January 16th), and Utopia…

Veg Box Newsletter 01.10.18

Hello Folks, Production at the Urban Croft, the site that hosts our Grow the Growers scheme, is now winding down after a fruitful summer and autumn while focus turns towards winter crops (such as garlic!). That said, the growers are still harvesting some lovely tomatoes and herbs including fresh oregano, dill and thyme. Our resident…

Packaging News!

Packaging food is a minefield. Providing produce to our customers with minimal packaging waste is really important to us. We’ve been working across the store to reduce packaging where we can and have come up with some new options which have already been introduced  or will be in the very near future! Fruit & Veg…

Veg Box Newsletter w/c 24.09.18

Hello Folks, With the cold winds blowing in over at our Left Field farm, we’ve got some green tomatoes that we’ve saved from the frost. You’ll find them in our Standard Supplementary veg bag. A delicacy all over the world, these green tomatoes feature in many recipes which you’ll find on our Veggiepedia. From chutney…

Veg Box Newsletter w/c 17.09.18

Hello Folks, We’re pleased to be delivering apples to you from the Cyrenian’s Farm over in West Lothian. They are growing over 35 varieties of apples on their farm, and have provided us with a mixed batch, including Katy, Egremont Russet, Charles Ross, Devonshire Quarrenden and many more! The fruit trees are under Soil Association…