Veg Box Newsletter 05/05/17

Morning Folks,

Hope you’re all out enjoying the sunshine!

This dry spell has meant that our outdoor crops at Left Field are having to be watered for the first time this year. Under cover, our growers have been busying away potting up chillies, aubergines and tomatoes, and sowing courgettes, cucumbers and herbs. At The Croft, our new growers have been sowing seeds in their raised beds.

The Open Food Network is now open for orders to be delivered with next weeks veg box. New in the online shop this week, there’s jam and chutney. You can also order extra potatoes, carrots and onions as they’ll be reducing in quantity in veg boxes over the coming weeks, making way for more expensive spring produce. There’s won’t be onions in the veg boxes for a while, as we’ve got a very limited supply of UK grown onions. They’ll make a return in a little while, with the new season and their delicious green tops. In the meanwhile, we’re replacing with leeks where we can.

In all the boxes this week, you’ll have a leafy green from Left Field, either red mustard or mibuna. Both are great stir fry greens, and we think that the red mustard is especially great in place of spinach in a curry.

In the veg boxes this week:

small: potatoes, carrots, leeks, Swiss chard, leafy greens from Neilston – either red mustard or mibuna

standard: potatoes, carrots, leeks, Swiss chard, purple sprouting broccoli, chestnut mushrooms, leafy greens from Neilston – either red mustard or mibuna

large: potatoes, carrots, leeks, Swiss chard, purple sprouting broccoli, chestnut mushrooms, spring cabbage, kale sprouts, leafy greens from Neilston – either red mustard or mibuna

extra large: potatoes, carrots, leeks, Swiss chard, purple sprouting broccoli, chestnut mushrooms, spring cabbage, kale sprouts, lovage, garlic scallions, rainbow chard, leafy greens from Neilston – either red mustard or mibuna

fruit #1: Galia melon

fruit #2: Valencia oranges

fruit #3: kiwi

fruit #4: strawberries

fruit #5: Gala apples

small foreign: aubergine, peas, tomatoes

standard foreign: aubergine, peas, tomatoes, celery

Today we’re delivering our monthly meat boxes. All of the boxes contain a selection of beef, lamb, chicken and pork from Hugh Grierson. If you’d like to add one to your order, you have the choice of small – £55, standard – £110, family – £150 and value (containing offal)- £75.

Enjoy!

The Locavore Team

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