Veg Box Newsletter 17/03/17

Good Afternoon Folks,

Our growers have been working have been busy with preparations for the new growing season, sowing seeds for cavolo nero, spinach, chard, lettuce and pea shoots. To house the seedlings, shelving units have been built from old pallets. There’s even been some landscape gardening going on, with the polytunnel having undergone a makeover to make the space work more efficiently, with compost being added to the raised beds, and the brassica plots our of doors, to build fertility and improve the soil structure. Beds have been prepared for the direct sowing of broad beans, carrots and radishes.

Keep your Munch of the Month entries coming! We are thoroughly enjoying seeing what you’re all doing with your veg boxes, and hope that you are as inspired as we are by our fellow subscribers’ creations. Remember to tag your entries with #locavoremm and #locavorevegbox.

In the veg boxes this week:

small: potatoes, carrots, onions, Chioggia beetroot, flower sprouts, purple sprouting broccoli

standard: potatoes, carrots, onions, Chioggia beetroot, flower sprouts, purple sprouting broccoli, watercress, Locavore grown salad mix

large: potatoes, carrots, onions, Chioggia beetroot, flower sprouts, purple sprouting broccoli, leeks, savoy cabbage

extra large: potatoes, carrots, onions, Chioggia beetroot, flower sprouts, purple sprouting broccoli, Red Russian kale, chestnut mushrooms, kohl rabi or squash,

fruit #1: blood oranges (we are aware that some are a bit blemished, but they seem to be fine on the inside)

fruit #2: King Acre Pippin apples

fruit #3: bananas

fruit #4: tangerine

fruit #5: Conference pears

small additional foreign veg: garlic, shallots, fennel

standard additional foreign veg: garlic, oca, shallots, tomatoes

This week, we’re delivering store cupboard staples of pastas, pulses and grains as it’s the third Friday of the month. If you’d like to add one to your order, get in touch!

Enjoy!

Katie

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