Late summer is peak season for diverse salads, with lots of the Asian greens (and purples) that we started sowing around midsummer at peak productivity. As a result we have no less than 9 different types of salad leaf in our mixed salad harvest this week.
Keeping with the Asian theme we’re also planting out pak choi and Chinese cabbage. And there’s no need to buy in garlic from China here, as most supermarkets do. Most of our Neilston crop has just come out of the ground, with several thousand bulbs curing in our greenhouse in preparation for winter storage.
The Open Food Network is open for orders for next week. We’ll be adding more produce from our market gardens to the online shop in the coming weeks.
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In the boxes this week:
small: potatoes, carrots, beetroot, mini broad beans, salad
standard: potatoes, carrots, onions, beetroot, cucumber, mini broad beans, baby plum tomatoes, salad (if you receive an amended box, you’ll get stir fry mix instead of salad)
large: potatoes, carrots, onions, beetroot, courgettes, cucumber, tomatoes, mini broad beans, stirfry mix, chard
extra large: potatoes, carrots, onions, beetroot, courgettes, cucumber, tomatoes, mini broad beans, stir fry mix, chard
fruit #1: plums
fruit #2: redcurrants
fruit #3: Paviot apricots
fruit #4: Sweetheart cherries
fruit #5: peaches
small foreign: cinnamon basil, french beans, mizuna OR purple frill
standard foreign: french beans, purple mange tout, mizuna OR purple frill, chard OR tatsoi, celery OR garlic scapes, cinnamon basil OR chervil
The Locavore Team