The vibrant colours of autumn are reflected in our greenhouse right now, where we’ve planted out seedlings of rainbow chard in shades of pink, green and yellow, alongside the shades of red and green remaining on our chilli plants. Up at Left Field Market Garden our garlic is going into the ground, where it will stay until we pull it up in the summer. Connoisseurs of Locavore garlic will hopefully be pleased to hear that we’ve sourced a great Scottish variety this year that should also produce some lovely scapes.
As we’re approaching 500 veg box customers, we’re running out of space in our warehouse unit! As a solution to this, we’re going to be splitting deliveries across two days, which we’ll be starting at the end of this month. We’ll be in touch with you next week to confirm your delivery day.
The Open Food Network is now open. Place your grocery order here for delivery with your veg box next week.
If you haven’t already, join us and your fellow subscribers in our Facebook group. While you’re there, enter our Munch of the Month competition to be in for a chance of winning a hamper of delightful ethical goods. All you have to do is post a photo of your veg box creation on social media, using the tags #locavoremm and #locavorevegbox.
As always, check out our veggiepedia for more info on your veg and recipe suggestions.
In this week’s boxes:
small: potatoes, carrots, onions, red russian kale, lettuce
standard: potatoes, carrots, onions, custard squash, savoy cabbage, chestnut mushrooms, red russian kale, lettuce
large: potatoes, carrots, onions, custard squash, savoy cabbage, chestnut mushrooms, red russian kale, celery, lettuce, cherry vine tomatoes
extra large: potatoes, carrots, onions, custard squash, savoy cabbage, chestnut mushrooms, cocktail vine tomatoes, westland winter kale, red russian kale, celery, lettuce
fruit #1: Red Windsor apples
fruit #2: watermelons
fruit #3: Beurre Hardy pears
fruit #4: mandarins
fruit #5: bananas
small foreign £4: cocktail vine tomatoes, green chilli peppers, avocado
standard foreign £8: cocktail vine tomatoes, green chilli peppers, avocado, green peppers
The Locavore Team